Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Baking Day

My little mascot....he is the "Baker Nutcracker".  He stood by me all day today as I started my annual Christmas baking.  I made my Orange spiced chocolate chip shortbread, chocolate truffles, mint chocolate chip cookies, mini pecan pie tarts and a HUGE batch of Granola.  Tomorrow will be my sugar cookies with all the trimmings and my Chocolate Peanut Bark.  I am getting ready for our Open House this coming Saturday, gotta make sure we have yummy goodies for the folks who stop by.  I won't be making my Kahlua this year...got too late a start.  But I will add it back next year! 
Orange spiced chocolate Shortbread
The shortbread is my favorite....it is very rich...pure butter, powdered sugar and flour!  Light as air, but a big glass of milk is called for!!  Got Milk? 

Today was a great day to bake...the snow has been falling and blowing all day....no reason to go anywhere!! 

More holiday decor from the kitchen!  I love my ceramic Chef Chicken....he is donning his Santa hat in place of his white chef's hat!!  Gary is in the background working on a new painting.  His studio is located in the back of the kitchen right now.  Hopefully next year he will have a studio located in a warm heated garage. 

Off to finish dinner!  Have a great night...hope to see you soon.
Gary and Jamie~your Innkeepers


  1. Just beautiful!

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  2. Beautiful!
    I'm visiting from the blog hop! I'm now following you & would love a follow back - thanks!
    Have a great day!
    Musings from a Stay At Home Mom

  3. What great pictures! What a fun winter haven! Yummy cookies! I wanted to stop by to invite you to a new blog hop for Wednesdays! Hope you can join us!

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  4. Stopping by from Home Sweet Farm with a follow back.

    Thanks for visiting Waltz on By Wednesday!

  5. Hi,
    Stopping by from friday blog hop.
    Hope you will follow back, Have a blessed weekend.

  6. Hi there, I'm blog hopping today! I'm a new follower - I found you on Home Grown Families. I have a food blog that is geared towards making healthy and fun kids lunches, and I'm a Blogger.com 'Blog of Note'. I hope you'll follow me back -



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  8. Your bed and breakfast looks wonderful! Too bad you're all the way in Michigan! Your shortbread cookies look yummy.