Home-baked goodies as Christmas presents
December 23, 2011 4 Comments
In this day and age when a lot of things can just be bought all packed and wrapped from the shops, receiving presents which have been a labor of love is better appreciated. I told hubby that I will do away with sending out Christmas cards this year because I just don’t find them very personal anymore.
Since the start of this year, I’ve been experimenting a lot in the baking department and I can proudly say that I’ve reached my set goal of bringing my baking skills to the next level.
In between the busy days this week wrapping up many stuffs at work before the Christmas holidays, I managed to squeeze in some baking. I tried new recipes (lemon bars, oreo truffles, cream cheese brownies, chocolate peanut squares) and they all turned out well so despite being dead tired after the marathon baking, I was pretty much satisfied.
Wrapped in nice boxes, we distributed our Christmas presents to the neighbors on Tuesday evening. Francesca enjoyed handing out the presents and saying, “Merry Christmas”. We received a lot of emails the day after from the neighbors who found the goodies to be so yummy and the gesture to be so sweet and heartwarming.
Hubby and I also brought some of these goodies to share with colleagues who also gave the same thumbs-up sign as our neighbors.
For more information on the recipes, here are the links: