Friday, December 18, 2009

Mouthwatering Yum-Yums

How about a one-minute vacation from the calories spreading out of the Christmas treats? My sweet tooth is on overload, so I would love to have a vacay from the guilt of indulging.

We're having virtual candy, cupcakes, and cookies today, and there will be no diabetic explosion, no breaking of the scale, and no bursting of the pant zippers. Go ahead, drool over these, my treat!

(By the way, my friend Kat came up with the saying "mouthwatering yum-yums" and I've giggled over it enough, I figured it was time to use it!)

Cupcakes with ooey-gooey frosting, candy canes, and do I see Snickers bars? This tray should be outlawed!



Hmm...sugar drizzled over dipped sugar. Is there any other way to describe these marshmallow concoctions? If only all shish-kabobs were this delectable!



Look, this one's healthy! There's calcium in that pudding, and hello? Strawberries!

I'm not even sure what these are, but I'd bite their heads off in a heartbeat.




Godiva. 'Nuff said.


It's the LAST weekend before Christmas! I want to wish you all a very safe, relaxing weekend. Enjoy!!

37 comments:

  1. Thanks for the sweets Jill, they complemented by latte really well! I'm snagging a cupcake for later.

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  2. You aren't helping my diet! Yes, I'm trying to lose weight this time of year. I was actually doing pretty good this week...but if not for the diet thing, I would have already gained five pounds!!! So at this point I'm just shooting to maintain.

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  3. Good morning!

    Tamika: Ooo--latte! :)

    Steph: I'm sooo proud of you! Dieting in December and maintaining?? That's an amazing accomplishment!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  4. OK, I'll take the pink cupcake and the box of Godiva's thanx Jill! ;)

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  5. Pure chocolate sounds good to me. Godiva. Dove is good. I'm glad you got me at a time I'm not PMSing. ;)

    Can't wait to see you!!!
    ~ Wendy

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  6. Oh, I bet those elves are dancing on peanut-butter balls. My absolute favorite!!

    Now I know what I'm making next!

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  7. I dying! I want to jump right into your post and live there for a day!

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  8. Yummy! Those little elf cupcakes are adorable. I'd have a hard time eating them.

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  9. If you don't mind, I'm going to stick around here for awhile and sample some of these goodies. They look divine!

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  10. Too bad this isn't an interactive blog, huh? It would be SOOO nice to sample these delights!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. You're SO creative, Jill!! Love these 'tasty,' calorie-free pictures. I stepped on the scale earlier in the week and was appalled! No sweets for me this week! Your pictures did the trick!! Merry Christmas!

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  12. I think those little characters are made of Marzipan which is usually almond paste manipulated somewhat like clay or play doh.

    The pudding and strawberries look the best to me. Ummmmm.

    Your last few holiday retreats have truly hit the spot. Thanks for the wonderful imagination and a vacation from the ordinary.

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  13. I need all the calorie-free treats I can get! In real life, Ferrero Rocher are not innocent. Not at all...

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  14. Jill! I'm on a diet here. Waaaaaa I want them all. Oh yeah! You've been tagged pal!

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  15. Those were delish! Thanks!

    And have a sweet Christmas season!

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  16. OH.MY.GOODNESS!!!! I think I just gained another 4 pounds just looking at those! I have got to get a grip on my sweet tooth. It's out of control, I tell you! :)

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  17. Oh my gosh! I want, want, want! LOL

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  18. This was great, Jill! I make the world's best chocolate covered cherries, so I'm excited about getting those done soon. They won't be as pretty as those in your post, but they will definitely be delicious!

    Have a great weekend!

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  19. My compliments to the chef! They not only look delicious, but could fill a niche in a culinary museum.

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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  20. That strawberry pudding looks delicious. I feel like I need to go out and buy a bunch of sweets right away.

    Your pictures are always so wonderful; how do you come up with all of these great ideas? :-)

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  21. The strawberry pudding thing can't be THAT bad, right? :)

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  22. The photos are divine--and I cannot take credit for any of them! I use pics from Flickr's Creative commons. To see more pictures by the artist, you can always click on the name beneath the photo. It takes you directly to their photo streams.

    A big thank-you to the generous souls at Flickr who share their photos!


    Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  23. And this is why I cannot fit into my pants right now! yummmmm....

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  24. First I wanted the pink cupcake with the Christmas tree on it, then I changed my mind and want the box of chocolates. So, should I expect those to arrive by Christmas??? LOL

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  25. I feel fatter after reading this post. Love the little Santas. Can you imagine the time?

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  26. Merry Christmas! Oh man, my stomach is really growling now.

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  27. The strawberry dessert looks so tempting, but I'm not so much a fan of artificial looking desserts. Godiva looks tempting too.

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  28. Yum! I'd add homemade caramel and my neighbor's amazing truffles to the list. Delicious :D

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  29. Jill, you are crazy!!! I thought it was a vacation AWAY from this deliciousness! Not salivating OVER it. Because now that I have seen it, I'm gonna go open that box of Godiva's meant for my mother-in-law. Have a blessed and lovely weekend

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  30. I agree with your other commenter who said the strawberry concoction looks marginally healthy. But, then, what's the point, right? I had every intention of losing a few pounds to prep me for this holiday. That resolution went away during a very tough work week in early Nov. I haven't resumed. Jan. 2, here I come! Patrice

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  31. Ha! Ha! Sorry to add the pounds, but it had to be done!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  32. ooh yummy! I grabbed the pudding with strawberries and a couple Godiva chocolates. Tempted on taking the box. But wanted to share with the others. Aren't I the sweetest? Okay, maybe those cupcakes are the sweetest. :)

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  33. Jill, you can enjoy that Godiva while listening to your new tunes! You've won the music giveaway over at Whole Latte Life, I'll be sending you an email with the details. Congrats :)

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  34. Jill, GREAT POST! Can I have the Godivas???

    Your blog has enriched my life.
    Thanks ever so much!

    Patti
    www.pattilacy.com/blog

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