Thanks for sticking with me through Sugar Rush! It’s sweetsie overload this time of year, but oh man, is it ever worth it.

I’ll be back after the Christmas holiday with a few quick appetizers perfect for the New Year celebration, as well as some mighty delicious dinner fare.

Until then, I wish you a very happy holiday season! As for me and mine, we do our big holiday meal on Christmas Eve and as nontraditional as it is, we always have lasagna, gourmet green salad, some type of yummy bread, and a whole slew of desserts. I think this year my new favorite tiramisu as well as this and this will be adorning the dessert menu. Dude, I might as well skip the main meal and go straight for the desserts. That’s the kind of gentle-bred lady I am.

Christmas morning, we enjoy these holiday morning buns or cinnamon rolls (prepared in advance!) and I usually throw a ham in the slow cooker and we spend the day lazing around in our PJ’s enjoying a lovely, relaxed day. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year.

If you are still in need of some decadent inspiration for the holidays, check out last year’s Sugar Rush, this year’s Sugar Rush II, or an overabundant list of sweets and treats in the Recipe Index.

Thank you, thank you, a million times over for all of your support this year and always. Your comments and emails and kind words keep me kickin’!

Merry Christmas!

26 Responses to Happy Holidays!

  1. Cammee says:

    Thank you Mel for all the wonderful recipes. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas! I can’t wait to see what my family will be having for our New Year celebration :).

  2. grace says:

    have a wonderful tinsel time, mel!

  3. Amanda says:

    I have been reading your blog for a while now and have tried several of your recipes. I haven’t made one yet that hasn’t turned out. I tell everyone I know about it too. I just wanted to say thanks for all the time you put into this and for all the yummy stuff that you share! Merry Christmas!

  4. nicole says:

    Melanie, Thanks for the great inspiration this year. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. Can wait to catch up with you and see what you will be cooking this New Year!!!

  5. Martha says:

    A Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thank you to your family for sharing your time with us. I love your blog and your wonderful recipes. So, enjoy your family and have a Merry Christmas!!!

  6. Liz says:

    I love your blog Mel! hope your holidays are wonderful!

  7. Emily Marie says:

    Merry Merry Christmas to you too!! I love your blog, for the sweets as well as the savory and look forward every day to reading what else you’re sharing with us. THANK-YOU!!

    Oh, and your toffee popcorn – so completely addicting. I should never have made it. These latest 5 lbs are all due to you, thank-you-very-much. 😉

  8. KT says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your family! Thanks for sharing so many great recipes – our table will never be the same 🙂

  9. Evelyn Ross says:

    Merry Christmas! Your website really is the BEST cooking site I have found! I love everything I try and I like knowing that you make your kids try it first! Hope you enjoy the holidays! Oh, and I made my second batch of the toffee popcorn this morning…YUM!

  10. TrishInFL says:

    As I read this I’m eating your Pork Verde (well MY pork verde since I cooked it 😉 with rice and beans, and it’s so delicous!

    Thank you for all the wonderful recipes throughout the year and I hope you have a nice Christmas with your family, you deserve the break 🙂

  11. Veronica says:

    Mel, thank you for all the work you put into your blog. I get so many winning recipes from you and I’m thankful for them and you. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  12. kathleen says:

    I loved Sugar Rush! Thanks for sharing so many fabulous recipes! Merry Christmas!

  13. Ciara says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your family Mel! Enjoy this special time of year!

  14. amanda says:

    Merry Christmas Mel! I am glad you are taking a little break. You deserve it, my sweet friend.
    Love to you and yours!

  15. Reyna says:

    You’re the best Mel! Have a fabulous week enjoying your festivities! You deserve a little break from keeping all of us drooling…

  16. Judith B. says:

    Merry, Merry Christmas to all.

    I have been making the crock pot ham ever since you posted it….it is delish…it’s on my menu for Christmas Day.

  17. Jenn says:

    Merry Christmas to you! Thanks for the great recipes too.

    Wanna know what? We have lasagna for Christmas Eve too!!

  18. HollyL says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your family! Melanie your blog has been one of my all time favorites! I have made SOO many of your recipes! Thanks for sharing them 🙂

  19. Kimberly says:

    I have to agree with everyone else. Have a wonderful, relaxing Christmas! Thanks for all of the wonderful recipes!

  20. nikki says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thanks for all the great recipes. Looking forward to your new posts. Have a Blessed and relaxing holiday.

  21. Kathleen says:

    I have to laugh….I thought my family were the only ones who had lasagne for Christmas Eve!!!! Enjoy your holidays!!!

  22. Love your blog and the fabulous recipes! Merry Christmas to you and your family as well. Lasagna is TOTALLY traditional! We have it every year on Christmas day!

  23. Kelly says:

    Happy Holidays to you too!! Thank you so much for doing what you do. It is so wonderful to have such a great go-to site available for quick, easy, and incredibly delicious family-friendly recipes. My husband almost cried this morning when he looked in the freezer and realized there was no more frozen chili-mac for him to take for lunch! I hope you and your family have a wonderful, relaxing holiday… but please don’t forget to come back to us! 🙂

  24. Kim in MD says:

    I agree with Missy K.- Thank YOU, Melanie, for a year of incredible recipes! Coffee? Who needs coffee? I can’t start my day without logging onto to your fabulous blog first! I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas! I can’t to see what you have in store for the New Year… I will check in next week to see what you are cooking up next! 🙂

  25. Missy K says:

    Thank YOU for all the amazing recipes, and all the smiles I have received around our table when I make them! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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