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Moving at Christmas a roundup of easy, delicious treats!

Moving is hard. Moving at Christmas, even harder. We will be sharing the Christmas tree at the kid's house, as we have piles of boxes where a tree could be. Not complaining, no, not one bit. Planning for the future does take a few twists and turns one does not expect.

The housing inventory is very low in our chosen retirement community, in light of that, today we will secure a storage locker for our belongings to make room for the coming changes.......

I have been so busy with work, selling one house and trying to purchase another, things have grown stale around the little blog o' mine. For that I do apologize and while I will get around to a bit of baking in the near future, today I thought I would share a round up of delicious foods that while not Christmas in nature, are very much so, in flavor!

The fun part of this information is that nothing here is specifically a Christmas recipe, but like the family and friends you will serve, being together makes for the holiday!

Fudgy Chocolate Cake, a slow cooker recipe. Who can't use a delicious, easy chocolate cake recipe to round out a gathering? See, I thought so! PS, this would be really festive, served with Peppermint Ice Cream.

Raisin Walnut Snack Cake, is a wonderful make ahead cake. We all know the problems associated with too much to do, and too little time to do it in, right? Well this little jewel can be make the day (or a couple) before and is not only delicious, but the flavors are melded into a spicy wonderful taste.

Shoo Fly Cake, any food not served in awhile makes for a nice change. This little cake really fills that bill. It is spicy without being a spice cake, it is rich with molasses and it is crumb topped. It goes especially well with a (warm) fruit compote and small scoop of ice cream.

Festive Winter Banana Bread with Cranberries, Walnuts and Chocolate Chips, not only is the title a mouth full, so is the flavor of this bread. It also makes a lovely addition to a cookie tray, for your guests or a gift.

Blue Cheese Biscuits, because not every taste request is for sweet...............Serve this in a basket on your buffet line, or with a soup or salad starter. You guests will thank you!

Prunes Poached in Red Wine, hey don't walk away, these are delicious! The texture is silky and creamy and wonderful. Served with a scoop of Mascarpone cheese they make a lovely presentation and a delicious dessert.

I plan on making a Persimmon Pudding with some lovely fruit given to us. Look forward to that simple and old fashioned dessert soon.

What Christmas baking/cooking do you have planned so far?

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  1. such an exciting busy time for you!! That shoo fly cake is on my list of to makes, for sure!! Never heard of that!!!

  2. Hi Melynda, we moved into our current house at Christmas time. We also had boxes stacked where all our future Christmas Trees would be. We were very happy and celebrated Christmas in smaller ways. That was 20 years ago and we are still very happy. Merry Christmas, Rocquie


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