A couple of years ago, I learned that I enjoy cooking during the holidays and gifting friends with a little yummy goodness. It feels good to take the time to make a gift with my hands, to prepare and stir and mix and bake and wrap and give.
This year, the gifts are three-fold: Pumpkin bread, cranberry sauce, and, for those friends with dogs, dog biscuits. All the baking took place in my friend's kitchen. She's a great cook and her kitchen is much better equipped than my own. For instance, she has a Kitchen Aid mixer. That comes in handy when you're making over 20 loaves of pumpkin bread. Saturday was a very busy day in her kitchen.
I really enjoy making cranberry sauce. The recipe is so simple, just fresh cranberries, orange juice and sugar. Once those cranberries heat up and start popping open, the kitchen starts smelling fantastic. Combine that with the smell of baking pumpkin bread and the whole house smells dreamy.
Cheyenne stayed in the kitchen most of the day, ever hopeful for a taste.
Speaking of dogs, Dixie is back! I'll post about her progress later but, for now, would you just look at her legs and her big feet? There's some dinosaur blood in that dog. I'm sure of it.
She must be dreaming of these biscuits.
All in all? Thirty-four dog biscuits, 12 jars of cranberry sauce and 25 loaves of pumpkin bread.
So far, the feedback has been a resounding Yummy!