Beyond the Kitchen Holiday Recipes

All the Things You Made

december collage

Good Lord.

I’m so full of food.

I probably won’t eat again until 2012.

But! Yesterday you attacked my comment section with the most lovely Christmas wishes and all sorts of excitement about the goodies coming out of your kitchen.

You reached back into my archives, put on your baking gloves (duh) and got goin’ in your kitchen to create some sugarlove for your families.  I’m so glad I could be a part of that!  Blame me for those tightening trousers.  I totally think it’s worth it.

Here’s what you made! Ps.  I’m proud of you.

Creme Fraiche Quiche

Katie made this Creme Fraiche Quiche for her Christmas brunch.

She called it “flavorful and fluffy”.  She’s totally right.

Chocolate Crackle Cookies

Lina made these Chocolate Brownie Cookies drizzled with white chocolate and dried cranberries.

She also greeted me with a “Sup, brah.”… which is totally uncommon.

Sweet and Spicy Baked Almonds

These Sweet and Spicy Almonds were a big hit for Roohbaroo.  She hogged all the compliments… well deserved.

Parker House Rolls

These Parker House Rolls are yeasty and topped with butter.  Ms. Wong said they were “AMAZING”.  Caps lock means things are pretty serious.


Someone made a vegetable.  That’s a miracle in itself.  Lisa made vegetables with butter… and she says she’ll make it again.   High five.

Eggnog Pancakes

Joy in Amsterdam made these Egg Nog Pancakes for her first Christmas alone.  That makes my heart feel good.  Get it, girl.

Cranberry Coffee Cake

This is the second year Mischa made this Cranberry Coffee Cake for her family.  Um… sounds like a tradition to me!


Gina made this Vegetarian Chili for her family.  She skipped the jalapeno and topped it with sour cream.  Smartypants.

Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls

Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls are just about the best thing ever.  Adrienne and her sister woke up at 5am Christmas morning to make these for their family.  Wendy made these Christmas morning so her boys would wake up to yeasty cinnamony smells.  Kim gave these a shot too.  Am I the only one who didn’t have cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning?


Anne’s Kitchen made this Vegan Pumpkin Apple Cranberry Bread for her friend in an effort to get her vegan friend into baking.  That’s sweet.

Um… ok.  I have to go stop eating for like… the rest of my life.