Christmas in Our Kitchen

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I think it is a very safe bet to say that you won’t be seeing many baking recipes on this blog anytime soon.

Finding Home Christmas Stove

I love to cook – I have full confidence just winging it – or as we like to say around here “MasGyvering” a meal.

Christmas Kitchen Tiered Stand from Finding Home

You know when you just figure out what is the fridge and the pantry and make a meal.

Christmas Kitchen from Finding Home

In fact, tonight I pulled together a long over due home cooked meal for my family. I made a never before tried apple and cheddar salad with sunflower seeds, red onion, croutons and celery all mixed with a raspberry vinaigrette – they loved it!

Christmas Kitchen Window

But when it comes to baking – I am much less confident – you have to be so precise and follow the recipe – at least I do.

Following recipes exactly is not my strong suit.

Lori Mitchell Christmas Figurines

But the Christmas rule book says “There must be Christmas baking for a jolly Holiday season!”.

Finding Home Christmas Island

So, tomorrow I am headed to the grocery store with an extensive shopping list that entails all things baking.

Christmas in the Kitchen

Now that my kitchen is decorated with greenery, figurines from Lori Mitchell and some vintage touches – it is time to mess it all up.

Yes, that is another thing – I am a very messy baker.

Finding Home Christmas Kitchen

So we will turn on the Christmas music – or maybe a “Fa La La Lifetime” movie.

Christmas Kitchen

And we will make hot chocolates.

Christmas Hot Cocoa Station at Finding Home

And we will slow down and be thankful for being done with the “decorating” stage and focus on family time.

Christmas Vintage Toy Truck

And so, I may not be creating a “pinnable” recipe to share with you all.

I will be reading off a box – with one exception – my Mom’s snowball cookies.

Christmas Kitchen Towards Family Room

But the good news is my daughter Sunshine is really interested in baking and has a whole list of recipes she wants to try.

Christmas Farm

This could be just the answer I have been looking for – a family baker – and its not me!

Are you a recipe maker or follower?

Are you a baker or more a meal maker?

If you would like to see my full Holiday Housewalk, you can visit here.

And have you finished your holiday decorating yet? Well if you have,share it over at Jennifer Rizzo's today. She hosting a house tour link party - and the winner she chooses will be part of next year's Holiday Housewalk.

Thanks so much for reading!