Elf Food

A little while ago, I blogged about one of my favorite 90s fads:  foods made mini! Well it looks like a fellow blogger, Emma from The Unconfidential Cook is bringing that trend back. I was amazed to see the tiny creations that she made. They remind me of the tiny tea sets you could get for your American Girl Dolls.

Instead of making cookies for Santa, Emma should make cookies for all of the elves that do all the work leading up to Christmas – we all know that Santa just swoops in and steals all of the glory on Christmas Eve.

Just think how many of these tiny treats you could eat before you felt guilty!

Food Network Challenge

While Matt and I both enjoy some of the same tv shows, like Boardwalk Empire, Gossip Girl, The Sing-Off and Mad Men, there are a few shows we disagree on. I can’t even be in the same room as Matt when he is watching True Blood, and he doesn’t fully appreciate Glee in the same vein that I do. One of the biggest tv disagreements is over “Challenge” on the Food Network. Every time I put this show on, Matt feels the need to tell me that he doesn’t understand the point of it, and quickly grabs the remote. If only there were a lock feature on the tv that would prevent him from changing the channel on me.

Last night, our apartment turned into the set from this very show. After coming home from work, spending some much-needed time in the gym and a quick shower, I spent the rest of the evening making holiday treats. I worked quickly to make as many different things as I could before my 11pm bedtime! I made fudge, peppermint bark, puppy chow and chocolate peanut butter bark. Only after I spent hours in the kitchen did I check my mailbox and see that I had received a package from my grandma containing nearly the same exact treats! Great minds really do think alike.

While the puppy chow is certainly my favorite treat to eat, the chocolate peanut butter bark is my favorite to look at. It looks like art – I had a hard time breaking it apart into smaller pieces because I didn’t want to ruin the overall design.

Happy Holiday Baking!