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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Goodies @ SU! Christmas Card Club

As hostess for December 18th's Stampin' Up Christmas Card Club, I provided the group with refreshments. An earlier blog post showed off my penguin appetizers, and here's the rest of the goodies I took. All baked goods were made by Floyd.

Floyd's 12 mini-loaves of Pumpkin Nut Raisin Bread
made using fresh pumpkin, walnuts, and raisins.

Here are two of the mini-loaves before slicing.

Presented on a pretty Christmas tray,
slices of Pumpkin Nut Raisin Bread.

Floyd's Pumpkin Bread Plus (not just raisins and walnuts,
but also chocolate chips and orange rind!)

More of Floyd's baked goodies:
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Raisin Walnut Cookies

Garlic Cheese Dip (center) with sourdough bread cubes,
cheese, and multi-grain crackers.

The entire spread which was all but gone
when it came time to leave for home.

Love my lovely Poinsettia napkins!

If anyone is interested in recipes for any of the above, let me know in a comment, and I'll be sure you get it!

Thanks again for visiting!



  1. Merry Christmas! I had no idea Floyd was such a cook! What else could you want! They all look yummy and I love the penquins! How time consuming were they? My kids LOVE black olives. Had I seen this sooner, I would have made them for Christmas. My love to you, Floyd and all your babies. BFF-Carol

  2. Jeanie - Tell Floyd everything was delish! Those penquins were adorable. I saved two for my grandsons. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

  3. I can personally attest that all those goodies were way yummy! Floyd is an excellent baker!