It’s Beginning to Look (Smell) a Lot like Christmas


I’m getting my holiday baking in early–this week, gingerbread cookies, sugar cookies, and pecan pies. My house smells like Christmas. What about you? Anything yummy coming out of your oven? What’s your favorite goody for the holidays, either to cook or to eat?

I’ve got some holiday-themed books to give away in keeping with the season–this weekend: December 2007 Silhouette Nocture, Holiday with a Vampire, by Maureen Child and Caridad Pineiro. Drawing Monday! Let me know if you want it!

Update: Winner–#17, Estella!


  1. Crystal B. says:

    Your cookies look yummy. I like to make fudge during the holidays. I would love to read Holiday with a Vampire.

  2. Melissa K. says:

    Oh, Suz, send some of those cookies my way! I’m very sick and hubby’s not here so there’s no baking going on in this house. My favorite Christmas cookie is the Peanut Blossom. Peanut cookies with a Hershey kiss on top. But I love gingerbread and pecan pies too! I want the book…I want the book… :sick:

  3. Kim A. says:

    Nothing is coming out of my oven, but I’ll eat just about anything someone else makes — that’s the problem! 😆

    I have the book already, so don’t enter me in the draw.

    Wishing everyone a great weekend…


  4. Fannie M Wiggins says:

    No smells coming from my kitchen. I couldn’t smell them anyway. I am on my second round of this head cold thingy. :sick: It is not a goog thing to have. I would love to have the book. Have a great day and :hug: to all.

  5. Marianne says:

    I’m into sweet breads.. egg nog bread, pumpkin bread, etc. YUM! :hungry:

    And, yes, please… I’d love to holiday with a Vampire :shimmy:

  6. Alice Audrey says:

    I would LOVE Holiday with a Vampire. Count me in.

    As to the smells, I haven’t gotten started yet. Maybe tomorrow.

  7. Karen B says:

    Would love the book! Haven’t started baking yet but must make peanutbutter date balls for my boys and fudge for the grandkids.

  8. catslady says:

    I have to admit I haven’t baked in the last few years. But happy to say my oldest daughter is going to give it a try. Unfortunately she lives 5 hours away so I’m not going to be smelling those wonderful smells. But I still do a lot of decorating and I just had a tree trimming party so the place looks loverly.

  9. Stefanie D says:

    Your coockies look very good! I’m not realy into coocking, but I like the eating part. :hungry:

    Please enter me in the drawing, because i want, want, want that book. I adore vampires. Well, as long as they stay in books. :mrgreen:

  10. Susan says:

    My mom has been baking cookies all day and I’m the lucky taster! :shimmy:
    Holiday with a Vampire sounds great! :snoopy:

  11. Angie-la says:

    We are doing a cookie swap at my bosses house this Saturday. Tonight I am baking Peanut Butter Blossom cookies. I hope they make it to the swap, Spawn 1 and Spawn 2 scarf those down as soon as they cool off enough to eat!
    But next week I will be making chocolate chip shortbread, holiday peppermint bark, coconut indulgences (taste like almond joys, minus the almond!), fudge and chocolate biscotti.

  12. Angie-la says:

    I forgot to say I would love Holiday With a Vampire! :shocked:

  13. Teresa W. says:

    No cooking for me this weekend, but I am having people over for a euchre party tonight! Count me in!

  14. Hetty says:

    Those cookies look delicious! I baked a cherry pie this morning! Haven’t started my Christmas baking yet though. Please enter me in the draw. Oh, BTW, I received the book you sent me. Thanks.

  15. Tammy G. says:

    Those cookies look Yummy! We’ll have cookies baking this weekend.

    Yes! Yes! Yes! I want Holiday with a Vampire!!!

  16. Brandy says:

    You are more than welcome to send some of those my way! *G* I will be making macaroons this weekend and maybe some scottish shortbread. Enjoy those cookies!

  17. Estella says:

    I make cranberry fudge and cranberry oatmeal cookise for the holiday season.

    I want it! I want it!

  18. Lexi Connor says:

    Oh, you really don’t want anything coming out of my oven. But I love to eat the treats other people bake!

  19. Nathalie says:

    Those cookies look great 🙂

    Can I be in the draw.

  20. Dru says:

    I’m baking chocolate chip cookies.

  21. Jules says:

    Your cookies look wonderfully scrumptious. I wish the cooking fairies would come to my house and bake up a batch of them. Of course, not that I NEED it. I went out and bought a gingerbread house kit that I’m going to have my boys try put together – we’ll see how that goes. I can see it now – icing all over the floor and sticky fingers everywhere. But isn’t that what Christmas is all about?
    Could you please enter me in the drawing? I too, would love to snuggle up to a yummy vamp this Christmas.

  22. Zara says:

    I like to bake cookies and pies, so I do lots of those at Christmas. I have no luck with cakes though. Your cookies look yummy!

    Please put me in the draw for this one. It looks awesome! :hellokitty:

  23. KimW says:

    I want to curl up on the couch with a Vampire! Oh, and I want to taste those cookies, too. I am not a baker or a cook. I usually buy from bake sales if I want the real thing. lol My favorite is rice pudding with raspberry sauce that my mother-in-law makes.

  24. Minna says:

    I’d love to read Holiday with a Vampire!
    Well, I’ve been making some Christmas pastries. ( )

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