Friday, December 23, 2011

a few of our favorite things

A festive Foodie Friday as a holiday surprise!

The week before Christmas, our house is filled with the most delicious smells of goodies being whipped up from morning 'til night. Waiting to finally eat these treats is equally as hard as waiting to open our presents.
They are (perhaps) much less tempting in digital form, but we'll let you decide for yourselves.. ;)


Our favorite Aunt Rosie's thumbprint cookies have become a more recent Christmas staple! Snag a recipe, here.


Struffoli, little fried dough balls smothered in honey, are synonymous with Christmas in our house! It's our Grandma's family recipe that's been passed down for generations (you know, kind of like feather sweaters). Topped off with sprinkles, we're lucky if any of these see Christmas day!


And finally, the pièce de résistance, our personal fave, Mommy's rice balls! Stuffed with melted mozzarella and locatelli cheese. We cannot take the deliciousness. We get a little Grinch-like with these, and hide some for ourselves to enjoy after all our company's gone! (Trust us, you would too!)


What will you be eating this holiday??




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39 comments:

  1. They all look yummy:) Those thumbprint cookies....hmmmmm....

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  2. yummm, its all so amazing looking, especially those dough balls :) still no christmas food in the house yet, hoping for some homemade sugar cookie decorating tomorrow!

    <3 Alison
    alisonscampusfashion.blogspot.com

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  3. Thank you for your lovely comment! This food looks so good! Are you Italian? What will I be eating this holiday? Everything in sight, probably.

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  4. hi hun :) i lovee baking and cooking littlee christmas treats!! i hope youu have a great christmas time :) <3 xx

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  5. I am a sucker for thumbprint cookies, when I get back to my kitchen I'll have to give your recipe a try.
    Hope you have a wonderful Xmas!
    BerryHaute

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  6. What a great photos, they inspire us!
    You have a great blog too:)

    Come and check out our blog too and share your though;)


    XoXo
    H&C from Amsterdam
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  7. yummy
    Happy M.Christmas
    ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

    kiss
    Erika
    My Free Choice

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  8. Looks so yummy! Starbucks seasonals. The classics ;)

    xo

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  9. So yummie! you girls always have the best recipes, my mom has a recipe for the first cookies you've shown, they are so delish! Christmas dinner must be so yummie at your place!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  10. Everything looks yummy! Have a lovely Christmas.

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    Stay Beautiful,
    Ren
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  11. Struffoli! Che nome carino!
    Devono essere deliziosi!

    Buon appetito ragazze :)!
    Happy Holidays!
    Giorgia
    www.gvn-styleblog.blogspot.com

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  12. Mmmm i'm hungry now!!!! This year i celebrate Christmas in belgique so i will be' on diet cause i don't like the food here! But usually i est a lot. On 24th se est fish and i love it!!!!

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  13. I'm totally into nibbles at the moment - sweet snacks are definitely the future :)

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  14. Hi sweety
    Just wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas!
    May it be a blessed one filled with peace & prosperity.
    Sam

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  15. yummy!!!!!! i'll be eating leftovers! lol

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  16. Wow! All of these foods look so delicious! :)

    I'm looking forward to eating lots of seafood on Christmas Eve!

    Best,
    Danielle
    http://loveandlookpretty.blogspot.com

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  17. Thumbprint cookies are so yummy :) I love these food!

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  18. nope, still quite tempting! happy holidays ladies :)

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  19. All the food looks absolutely amazing! I would love to try it, especially the rice balls with mozzarella look like they must taste like a piece of heaven, but so must Struffoli!
    SunshineCitizen

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  20. Looks so delicious! Have a happy holiday! x

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  21. Looks really delicious! I will be eating some Finnish foods, like Karelian pasty and smoked fish. Hope you have a happy Christmas! xoxo

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  22. Thanks for your comment, cute post! Merry Christmas :)

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  23. yummy :)))

    Happy Holidays
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  24. Great, now I'm hungry. :D
    Merry Christmas!

    x Krizia

    Shark Attack - Fashion Blog

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  25. Hmm yummy :) Mind to follow each other? ^^

    Cheers,
    Karina Dinda R. ♥
    BLOG | TWITTER | SHOP

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  26. happy holidays!!! wish you all a wonderful christmas :)

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  27. Oh my God. They all look so delicious!
    I made some more cupcakes, melomakarona (greek Christmas sweets), butter biscuits, and a few more things I'm going to show on my blog in a few days!

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  28. Hi Jilly&Sally,

    thanks for ur sweet comments on my blog. I used Canon D700 with 80mm lens.

    I'm big fans of cake, those photos make me hungry >.<

    xxx
    June

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  29. yummie,
    thanks for sharing
    happy holiday and merry christmas

    thanks for your sweet comment dear
    following you now

    hope we can follow each other

    xo
    www.myjiglyciouslife.blogspot.com

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  30. The foods look delicious! Yummy!

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  31. aww they look sooooooo yum!!!!!great pics!!!thanks for your sweet words and hope u'll come visit me more often!!

    merry christmas & have a blassst!

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    xxxx

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  32. Nice post Merry Xmas!!!
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  33. looks delicious! merry christmas lovely♥

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  34. These all look so tasty! I hope your holiday was wonderful.

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