• I Love the Holidays

    December 6, 2009

    I just spent the last 45 minutes reading blog posts from the 2008 holiday season. I love that I can so easily reminisce with the help of my blog. I have the worst memory, so it’s nice to have events and holidays well documented and easy to access. 😉

    As for 2009’s tree decorating extravaganza, Mal, Murphy, and I had a wonderful time. We listened to Christmas carols, baked cookies, and decorated the tree.

    I love this photo of Mal! Isn’t my husband handsome? 😀


    It was a lot more difficult to take a nice photo of my dog, however. 😕

    I tried using all sorts of treats and toys to get him to sit still and look at the camera. No luck. I must have taken 20 photos and these were the best of the bunch!

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    Oh yea, our Christmas tree is easily 10 feet tall! 😯


    Adorable husband + pug! :mrgreen:



    Mal and I shared leftovers from last night’s dinner at Ristorante Lucia. We also added a couple of side salads to the meal. It was a quick, minimal effort Sunday night dinner. Plus, both of us really wanted to skip right to dessert. 😉



    Best holiday dessert ever: eggnog and sugar cookies! :mrgreen:


    I was in heaven tonight! It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! 😀



    Holiday Sugar Cookies

    Makes approximately 20 cookies


    • 1 cup vanilla Nasoya Silken Style Creations
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1/4 cup canola oil
    • Sprinkles (optional)


    • Preheat oven to 375*F.
    • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well until batter is blended evenly.
    • Use a tablespoon to portion cookies on a greased baking sheet, approximately 1-2 inches apart. Decorate with sprinkles.
    • Bake cookies for 12-15 minutes.
    • Remove cookies from baking sheet and allow to cool on wire rack.
    • Eat and enjoy!


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    { 9 comments… read them below or add one }

    Lindsey @ Eat, Read, Run December 7, 2009 at 11:56 am

    MMmmm eggnog and sugar cookies – what a comfort combo. We still need to put our tree up – we haven’t had the time, but I’ve decided it’s going up tonight (it’s fake).


    Cait (Cait's Plate) December 7, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    Oh what a fun night! My boyfriend and I listened to Christmas music while watching football. Haha. Not as fun as baking cookies and decorating a tree!


    JavaChick December 7, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Now I want to bake sugar cookies!

    We got our first snowfall on Saturday night and I was glad we didn’t have to go anywhere yesterday. Everything looks pretty, and I got to watch a couple of deer running around in the snow which was fun. I admit I wouldn’t be sad to see it all melt though – so messy for driving and walking on sidewalks! And my cats are not impressed. 🙂


    Yasmin December 7, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Those pictures of Murphy totally made me LOL


    Theorist December 7, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    I am sooo going to try this recipe! Love the pic of Murphy by himself with the tree.LOL!


    Tara December 12, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    I just made these cookies — delicious! The only changed I made was 2 tbsp of butter and 2 tbsp of canola oil. I think i’m gonna use the leftover silken creations to make the silken yellow cake.


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    Katie @ Live for the Long Run December 10, 2010 at 8:39 am

    I can’t seem to find any vanilla Nasoya Silken Style Creations. Any tips? I am determined to create a sugar cookie my sugar cookie connoisseur (and anti-veg) little brother will like.


    Kristen @ Change of Pace June 10, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Hey Tina, I contacted Nasoya and they don’t make the vanilla creations anymore. Time for a new recipe 🙂


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