Hi, Everyone! It's hard to believe that this year is coming to an end and that 2013 is just around the corner! I've had so much fun sharing my cooking, baking, crafting and other life adventures with you over the past year and have loved reading your comments and ideas, and finding lots of amazing blogs out there that inspire me every day! Thanks to all of you for stopping by my blog and reading along! Today, I wanted to share some of my favorite posts from 2012 with you...
These Raspberry Swirl Rolls are still one of my absolute favorite things I've ever baked! They are deliciously soft, filled with tangy, juicy raspberries and drizzled with the most wonderful frosting! They are perfect for a special breakfast or brunch, or for dessert!
I have a major weakness for soft pretzels at the mall, and had wanted to try making some at home for the longest time! These Homemade Soft Pretzels are absolutely delicious, and go perfectly with my honey mustard dipping sauce!
I am a big Julia Child fan, and this Mousse au Chocolate (chocolate mousse!) is one of my favorite recipes of her's! It is deliciously thick and creamy, with the most wonderful, deep flavor of coffee and chocolate! This is a great holiday dessert!
This is one of my favorite Czech recipes! These traditional Buchty (sweet jam-filled rolls) bring back lots of memories of home and my childhood, and taste just as sweet now as they did when I was a little girl!
One of my New Year's Resolutions last year was to eat less processed foods and try to make homemade versions of things I usually buy at the grocery store. One of those things were granola bars! I started making a batch of granola bars every week, and these Crunchy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip granola bars were some of my favorites!
I'm not a coffee drinker but I love coffee flavored sweets and desserts, and this is a really good coffee flavored cookie! Besides being delicious, these Mocha Swirl cookies are so cute, too! Check out the recipe here!
These Pain au Raisin pastries were my first try at French pastry baking, and although they are quite time-consuming and complicated to make, it's well worth it because they are delicious!
This is another one of my favorite cookie recipes - Hot Chocolate Cookies! I love hot chocolate, especially in the wintertime, and these little cookies give you a taste of it in every bite!
I make these Gingerbread Cookies for Christmas every year. It's one of my favorite Christmas traditions, I love when the house is filled with the warm smell of gingerbread, and love having a big basket of them on my coffee table throughout the holiday season!
These pink and gray Bow Pillows that I made for a customer were one of my favorite sewing projects last year! I love how the two colors look together!
I love making wreaths for each season and I made this one in the spring last year. I love how the yellow silk brightened up the room. This Silk Ruffle Wreath is a really fun project for anyone who loves making wreaths, sewing or doing crafts! You can find my tutorial on how to make your own wreath here.
I made this "Home Sweet Home" pillow for our living room in our new apartment this fall. It's a really easy and fun project for which you only need some fabric, a pillow form and fabric paint! Here's how you can make your's!
I love wrapping gifts, and wanted to make some of my own paper bows this year. Here is my tutorial for how you can make your's!
I'm always so sad when we have to take down our Christmas tree every year, so I came up with this project for Valentine's day - A Valentine's Day Love Tree!
I love silhouettes, they are so pretty and elegant, and yet so simple. I made these Black and White Silhouette Plaques using just some spray paint, all-purpose paint, a wooden plaque and some ribbon!
These Christmas Sweater Gift Tags were one of my favorite craft projects of the year! They are a fun craft, and a fun little embellishment for a wrapped present. Plus, they can be used as a Christmas present after they've been used as a gift tag!
Happy Weekend, Everyone!
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