Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Baking Is a Stress-Reliever

I love to bake. It's a good stress reliever for me. It can also add stress to me if I'm not careful or over-exhaust myself. But most of the time I'm careful with it and I love doing it!

In preparation for Christmas, and several pleas from Tim's family that I bring my now infamous desserts to our Christmas gathering on Christmas Day, I baked and baked on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.

Here's what I brought. I'm glad I nixed the final two items off my list because we definitely didn't need them, we had so much stuff!

Peanut Butter/Chocolate Chip Bars

Chocolate Chip Bars



Yum. I can cook okay but don't really enjoy it too much, especially without a dishwasher. But I am decent at experimenting with baking in a way I don't feel comfortable doing with cooking outside of constant watching of The Food Network.

Do you like to bake or do you prefer to cook?

1 comment:

Christina T said...

I've been craving chocolate this evening and your post doesn't help ;)

It all looks delicious especially the fudge and the brownies! I definitely prefer baking to cooking although it is sometimes stressful when I'm trying a new or complicated recipe. This is the first year in some time that I haven't baked any holiday cookies or anything. Last year I made a red velvet cake with peppermint cream cheese frosting for Christmas (I tried to make it "healthy" but I'm not sure I succeeded. This year I made brownies from a mix for our work carry-in but that was it.