Ending #ChristmasWeek with a Classic – Penuche #CakeBossBaking

Welcome to Day #6 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen from Juanita’s Cocina! Each day we will be celebrating the holidays with a different set of Christmas-themed treats, as well as a fabulous Christmas giveaway. We hope you enjoy this fabulous event. Tune in each day starting Monday, December 9th and ending Saturday, December 14th.

Penuche | Cooking In Stilettos

When I was younger, Penuche was something that was around during every holiday.  My aunt Maddie made the best penuche but, being the young brat I was, I didn’t appreciate it until many years later.  When I was brainstorming some recipes for Christmas Week, I knew that this recipe that has escaped me for many years had to be attempted.  After making it, I have a greater appreciation for not only the recipe but my aunt who must have had a boatload of patience to make it by hand.  I used my mixer and even then it was a lesson in patience.

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Bacon Bark – The Perfect Sweet Treat To Give or Receive #ChristmasWeek #Giveaway

Welcome to Day #2 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen from Juanita’s Cocina! Each day we will be celebrating the holidays with a different set of Christmas-themed treats, as well as a fabulous Christmas giveaway. We hope you enjoy this fabulous event. Tune in each day starting Monday, December 9th and ending Saturday, December 14th.

Bacon Bark | Cooking In Stilettos

I am SO excited to take part in the Christmas Week excitement with some pretty amazing bloggers and we’re all bringing you the best in holiday treats and sweets for this year.

I don’t know about you but I’m in dire need of some holiday culinary inspiration. I had to share this lovely treat that I am whipping up for some friends and family – Bacon Bark. Yes – you heard that right – Bacon. Bark. It’s the perfect balance of sweet and spicy, highly addictive and it will take every ounce of willpower for you to share with your loved ones. If you serve this at any holiday soiree, I guarantee you that it will be gone in a flash.  If you leave it for Santa – let’s just say that you might wind up on the nice list for quite some time.  After all – isn’t almost everything better with bacon?… 

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Fab Friday – Mother’s Day Edition

It’s been SO long since I’ve done a Fab Friday that I decided some {virtual} shopping is needed. And, I pinky swear that a fabulous cocktail recipe will be here tomorrow for #BrunchWeek and for Mother’s Day. Trust me when I say it’s a doozy ;)

I figured I’d focus on some great gifts that would be perfect to give or to receive and can be found at the local mall or bookstore. So, without further ado – let’s go shopping shall we?

Fab Friday - Mother's Day Edition

Fab Friday – Mother’s Day Edition

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12 Days Of Giftmas – Sur La Table Edition

Another favorite shopping destination for me year round is Sur La Table and I’m blessed to have not one but two stores near me – both in King of Prussia, PA and in Marlton, NJ. Both have full kitchens for teaching classes (which I know, I know – I have YET to take one – I’m failing that part of my 2012 Culinary Goals) and, when I get in my DIY/Canning moods, I head to SLT to pick up supplies. Let me tell you – while I adore having both of my favorite cooking stores nearby, my wallet tends to get a bit angry with me.

I needed some baking supplies the other day and I knew Sur La Table would have them at the ready – some Tahitian Vanilla, a bit of whole nutmeg (hey – Whole Foods – you know you can stock more than just ground nutmeg ya know!), some peppermint extract – all vital necessities for this season. Well, that and a “Will Cook For Shoes” towel that was perfect for my kitchen. Add to that a bunch of fabulous items that are perfect for a cook’s kitchen and, well, let’s just get to my favorite finds for the holidays, shall we?

12 Days of Giftmas - Sur La Table Edition - 2012

12 Days of Giftmas – Sur La Table Edition – 2012

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Fab Friday – Gifts For Dads Who Grill Edition

Father’s Day is this Sunday and, I have to confess, I need to do a bit more shopping. The SousPug and the Evil Minx already got their gifts ready but me, well, I’m a bit behind the 8-ball. So, I figured, if I’m on the last minute gift shopping fence, there might be a couple others in the same situation.

Heads up – both Williams Sonoma and Sur La Table are running killer summer sales, including outdoor/grilling finds so we have you covered with some great gift ideas for Dad.  Plus – I think y’all would shoot me if I didn’t include a shoe find for you lovelies.  It IS Fab Friday after all.

So, without further ado, here are some great gifts for Dads Who Grill!

Fab Friday - Gifts For Dads Who Grill

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12 Days of Giftmas – Blogger Edition – Part II

Ok – where does the time go? It’s December 22 and we’re T minus 3 days and counting. Oy Vey! So, here are a few more fabulous bloggers that told a little birdie what was on their holiday wish list this year.

12 Days of Giftmas - Day 10 - Bloggers Edition

 

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12 Days of Giftmas – Bloggers Edition

I put a question out to some of my favorite bloggers asking what would be THEIR picks for *the* perfect gift that they’d love to find under the tree and, let me tell you – I got some amazing responses.

 

 

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