Saturday, December 17, 2011

Sweet Indulgences Sunday #35

My holiday vacation officially started yesterday afternoon. I'm taking a week's vacation combined with my annual holidays for a combined two weeks away from work! I'm looking forward to relaxing and enjoying the holidays. I'm hoping to finally find some time to do some baking and creating.

I'll be back in the kitchen tomorrow. Tonight is my husband's office Christmas party so I've been preparing for that by plundering through the closets to find the perfect outfits, then washing and ironing, as necessary, the perfect outfits. It's our only official holiday party of the year. My parents will be watching my boys this evening - that in itself is a gift!

I've been bookmarking recipes like crazy this week. There is so much inspiration out there in bloggy land. Of course, when it comes to the holidays, I always think desserts, but I also think appetizers. I love dips. So, I would like to open this week's party up to your appetizer recipes as well. If you've got chips and dip, you've got a party in my book! Have a happy holiday weekend!

Last Week's Inspiring Recipes

Cherry Cheesecake Cookies
from Cupcakes with Sprinkles

Wintery Christmas Cookies
from Lizy B Bakes

Pralines and Cream Fudge
from Fantastical Sharing of Recipes

Decorated Christmas Cookies
from Country Momma Cookies
Thanks to everyone who linked up last week! There were so many wonderful recipes!

The Rules...
  1. Please link up to the URL of your specific recipe post, not the URL of your main blog. When it asks for "Name", type in the name of your recipe.
  2. Please place a link back to this post in your original post or Grab My Button.
  3. Share your most recent dessert. Link up as many desserts as you would like. More is always better when it comes to desserts!
  4. Leave me a comment in this post to let me know that you've joined the party. Also, if you're having your own linky party, feel free to post the link to your party in the comment section. I would love to join your party!
  5. Now, let's share the love! Please visit at least two others and comment on the delicious desserts that they've brought to the party. It means so much to a blogger to get some positive commentary!
The dessert and appetizer party starts here:


  1. Hope you have a wonderful vacation. Thanks for this party each week. I appreciate it very much

  2. Kim, I have shared Holiday Bars, Bacon Ranch Dip, and Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites. Thank you for hosting! Hope you enjoy the party and you time off from work!

  3. Thanks for featuring CountryMommaCooks Decorated Sugar Cookies....
    have a Merry Christmas....

  4. This meme has been added to the list of Sunday food linkies at Link Rink.

  5. Thank you so much for hosting Kim! I am your newest follower and shared bite-size baked potatoes and butterfinger cookies. I will definitely be coming back every week!

  6. Thank you again for hosting, and hope you have a great holiday vacation.
    I linked to my "Gingerbread biscotti"

  7. Hi! My first time here! I linked my Sugar Free and Fat Free Mincemeat recipe today! Thank you for hosting!

  8. Thanks for hosting the linky party! I added two Holiday Favorites!

  9. Thanks for hosting Kim, I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday! Also thank you for your kind words on my Final Pink Princess. You were one that has been there for me since day one and I really appreciate it :) Now you have some great cookies featured up there that I need to go check out, I think cookies are my new fascination!

  10. @Christina - I know that you will conquer the cookie-decorating world just as you have the cupcake-making world! I can't see what ideas you come up with! Loved the Pink Princess cupcake series.

  11. I mean that I can't wait to see what ideas you come up with - duh!

  12. I'm so excited to be linking up on your linky party again. Thank you for hosting. I linked Vanilla Dipped Gingersnaps and Red Velvet Cupcakes. :)

  13. @Brandy - So happy to see you back at the party! I've missed you!!

  14. Hello Kim! Thank you for inviting me to your party! Looks like I am going to have a great time visiting the other links here!

    So nice stopping by!
    Kindly, Lorraine

  15. I am all linked up with a bunch of yummy fudge. Thanks so much for the invite!

  16. Hi!~I linked my Gingerbread Trifle with Eggnog Mousse and Cranberry Coulis today. Thanks for hosting!! Have a Merry Christmas!

  17. Hi Kim, I linked up my white choc vanilla bean cheesecake. Thanks for the invitation. Hope you have a relaxing week and a Blessed Christmas!

  18. so happy I stopped by. what an amazing assortment in the party. I'm definitely going to be taking notes for the holidays. I love the Snowflake Cake Pops and the Almond Joy Bombshells! I posted a couple of recipes too!

  19. Just found your hop! I look forward to stopping by every week with my dessert recipes. Merry Christmas!


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