Okay, so this year apparently I am all about living virtually....first the holiday home tour and now a cookie exchange. (What can I say? It keeps me off the streets) I am looking for new recipes and ideas for holiday baking this year, and I know you people have the best ideas on the entire planet.
I thought it would be a great idea to swap a favorite recipe...share a baking tip...a cute packaging idea for baked goods...whatever you'd like to do, related to holiday baking. It will work exactly like the holiday home tour, except we'll be sharing baking stuff on our blog post for that day.(With a yummy picture!) I thought we could do it on Wednesday, December 17th, exactly one week after the holiday home tour...still far enough away from Christmas to try out some of these ideas and recipes, but not too close to the last tour...does that make sense? I hope so.
Here is some food (sort of) for thought, to get you thinking of what you might like to share on the 17th: Here is one of the ideas that I do pretty much every year (actually, I shared this idea in my cupcakes and cookies DVD kit)...
Yes, they are exactly what they look like. Mmm hmm. MIlk-bones. But, not just Milk-bones. Milk-bones tied with a ribbon (Milk-bone logo inward, so they look more "homemade") to coordinate with all of the other baked goods in your gift basket for friends and neighbors. (Now, I ask you, how cute and thoughtful is that?!) I usually hang a tag with the friend's pup's name on it for an added nice touch (and so the people don't attempt to eat them...)
Don't forget man's best friend when giving out your holiday baked goods!
Okay, that idea should have started you thinking..I'll be sharing something special this year as well...I'll give you a clue...I'm planning on sharing some snow themed baked goodies on the bake swap...how 'bout you?
*Email me a photo (if you have one) and a link for the 2008 bake swap and add the logo to your blog! **
(In case baking isn't your thing, consider taking part in an online MBA program. Ha!)