Keep It Sweet Desserts Weekly Wrap-up 11/30/13

Posted on November 30, 2013

Thanksgiving week… wow, was that fast.  I can’t believe the holiday came and went but this week was so packed it almost feels like it was the length of two.

Before and after the holiday were spent working like a crazy person, though I did get to see The Hungry Games: Catching Fire on Monday night.  I liked the first one, but I LOVED this one.   It made me so excited for the third!

Thanksgiving itself was so wonderful.  We spent the day at my parents and my sister was home (!!!!!!).  I spent a ton of time in the kitchen but it was nice to have kitchen time that didn’t involve a zillion pound mixing bowl and trays and trays of cookies.  Our meal was delicious and the desserts went for days.  My mom may have had two major foot surgeries in the last six or so weeks, but she still made enough desserts for a small army (plus pumpkin bread, zucchini bread AND apple bread to go with the meal).  My contributions were Fancy Holiday Chocolate Pecan Pie, Cranberry Apple Pie, Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake Bars, Brownies with White Chocolate Buttercream and Mocha Ganache (except I used Caramelized White Chocolate Buttercream), and a couple of fun random cookies.  However, my mom made a pumpkin cake that completely stole the show.  Pumpkin cake, white chocolate buttercream and whipped cream.  Yeah, exactly.

Today we are heading to my in-laws for brunch to celebrate Chanukah and then it is back to work for me!  Monday is the first huge shipment of the season so I’ll be packaging all weekend long.

I can’t finish this post without mentioning that today marks ten years since Matt asked me to be his girlfriend (yes, he really did ask).  I still remember being so surprised.  We had just gotten back from Thanksgiving break apart and after dating for only a couple of weeks I was caught off guard in being excited to see him.  Prior to that, I’d told my friends that we would probably just date through the end of the semester and that would be it.  Ten years later, here we are!  I still wonder how I was lucky enough or smart enough to find someone so perfect for me when I was only nineteen.  We don’t really celebrate our dating anniversary anymore, but this one felt special so we both stepped up our Chanukah gifts for one another.  Matt got me a Vitamix and necklace I have been eyeing, I got him a Nespresso machine plus some accessories to go with.  Does anyone have some extra counter space to spare?  All kidding aside, I’m pretty darn happy with how things worked out.  Matt and I will be celebrating with packaging tape, tissue paper and breaking for a bottle of wine.  Good thing he loves me enough to help!

And finally, this week’s updates:

Most popular product:  Gourmet Chanukah Gift Basket

Chanukah Gift Basket from Keep It Sweet Desserts

Current seasonal specials: Chocolate Chunk Ginger Cookies, Pumpkin Pie Blondies, Pumpkin Pie Coffee,Pumpkin Package, Peppermint Mocha Cookies, Gourmet Christmas Gift Basket, Gourmet Chanukah Gift Basket

Christmas Gift Basket from Keep It Sweet Desserts

Most popular recipe/blog post: Cranberry Apple Pie

Cranberry Apple Pie

Open Keep It Sweet Desserts Giveaways: Diethood

Five favorite things I pinned all week:

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Caramel Cream Cheese Drizzle from Eat the Love

Peppermint Cookie Dough Stuffed Oreo Truffles from Dinners, Dishes & Desserts

Cinnamon Maple Toffee Monster Cookies from Bake Your Day

Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Galette from Eats Well With Others (my sister made this, so good)

Creamy Brussels Sprouts and Shallot Dip from Minimalist Baker

I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend!

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