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Cookies. Are. Winning. Help!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Ok guys, I am struggling today. Big time. The cookies wont shut up! The toffee wont stop calling my name! The cake balls... well they just snicker and whisper so I have to get closer to hear what they are saying. They are the sneakiest of all!

I am struggling today with the "I-dont-care's". I just want to eat it all. I started off strong but then delivered the baskets so we were alone in the car together. Bad move. So I stopped for a somewhat healthy lunch and came home.They were all waiting for me. They ganged up on me. I am just too weak today to fight. I dont even feel like it either.

You know the difference between mouth hunger and stomach hunger, right? How the mouth craves stuff but the stomach hunger is worse cause that means you are really hungry? The mouth hunger is winning and talking the stomach into joining forces.

I have drank the water, chewed the gum, went for the walk... all the stuff I would advise anyone else. Not working.

It is taking all I have not to just go get a dinner plate and load it up with everything in there even tho I have already had a couple of sugar cookies, a cake ball, a peice of toffee. I have had enough, more than enough and I still want it. I want more. I want it all. I want to eat myself into a sugar stupor.

Then tomorrow I will cry when I get on the scale and feel crappy about being so weak. If I stop right now, right this minute, I can probably save this day. How come I am thinking about shoving my face with all that stuff even though I know, I know, I know that its the worse choice I can make for myself?

I really should not have taken the challenge of the baking. I got too cocky. I wasnt ready. Its wearing me down. Sigh. Someone get the silver bullet would ya? (and put some chocolate on it?)

  
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DBFBILLY 12/25/2010 11:40AM

    Me too, I've had a few setbacks these past two weeks, and not eating the best, and am looking foward to getting back on track, eating healthy again!!
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CALLIKIA 12/23/2010 1:50PM

    "I really should not have taken the challenge of the baking. I got too cocky. I wasnt ready."

Been there, done that...just a couple days ago. I gave in. Mouth won. I was sad. Kicked my own arse in the gym and I'm now no worse for the wear. Cookies can suck it! If I don't have the calories for you, you ain't even worth my time (in the gym, busting my butt and feeling OH SO SORE!).

Remind me of this when I bake sugar cookies with the boys. I've been avoiding this one...it's the one I want most, have wanted for weeks! So I've been avoiding. Hoping if I make them tomorrow for Saturday's party, they won't be able to talk me into them because there just won't be time. Hoping.

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GO-LOEW 12/23/2010 12:13PM

    Are you still fighting the cookies? Hope you are winning. At least winning the war, if not all the little battles.

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CELLISTA1 12/22/2010 1:31AM

    So, Trader Joe's had this christmas cookie set with cookie mix and frosting and sprinkles and even the cookie cutters. My 5 yr old grand-daughter is here visiting so we made them. Of course I let her decorate any way she wanted to, so they are VERY heavy on the sprinkles. She was so proud of them!

In actuality they were yucky - I had to pretend to love them - and I ate two - but I think it was the best thing that could have happened. If they were good, I never could have stopped at two!!!

You have all my sympathy, but besides that, you have the sense of humor that saves you every time. You will be fine.

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PAMINHALF 12/21/2010 9:53PM

  Hang in there! Hope you found some inner strength.

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BIGMAMAT 12/21/2010 9:47PM

    I understand competely!!! (now your cookie comment on my status makes perfect sense!!! ) I thought you were telling me that cookie eating was not a sport and it wouldn't count for my daily activity!!! haha emoticon


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LCHADBOURNE 12/21/2010 1:33PM

    It is so hard, I hear you! I've been letting myself have just one or a half if it is a larger sized treat. That way I don't feel totally deprived. Stay strong! The season for celebration with food is almost over! You can do it! You will win it!

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RIGBY31 12/21/2010 11:53AM

    Honey, don't look to me for answers... I'm making tamales today (ouch!)

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KAMAPERRY 12/21/2010 11:25AM

    emoticon I feel your pain. It will be over soon, lets not beat ourselves up, just go on.

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MAIA2011 12/21/2010 11:10AM

    There is solid good advice here so I am just going to say to leave them out for Santa so he can bring them to the dwarves of the north--elves. Also, I love you!

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SHEILAD1963 12/21/2010 8:02AM

    Geez, I can't help. I just ate some M&M cookies!! Bad cookies, evil cookies, mmmmm good cookies!!! ARGH!!!!!!!!!

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EAGLE101 12/21/2010 6:26AM

    A day of indulgance doesn't have to ruin all your efforts but may even help.

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DAISY443 12/21/2010 5:16AM

    This will all get better. You'll think back on it in January and wish you had given in and had a cookie or two! You can do it, hang in there!

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NEDERLUNG 12/21/2010 3:09AM

    Jan - I don't envy you. I made them and got them out of the house ASAP. You mentioned making some CB just for yourself with sugar free, etc. I purchased some sugar free white chocolate coating somewhere at one time to make almond bark. I couldn't tell the diff, and I still over ate it. I think I ordered it online, but you might check Amazon or a diabetic store. - Debie

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GO-LOEW 12/21/2010 12:03AM

    I love all the helpful suggestions for overcoming some of the temptations that present themselves at this time of the year. I think ASHLEY1977T has the best solution. Make healthy items to give away so you are not faced with all that temptation. Another suggestion for when you receive a gift of goodies is to quickly re-gift it to someone who you think might like it.

Now I am going to say something unheard of. If you can't leave the goodies alone, mash them in with the trash (so you don't retrieve them) and remove the temptation. I know. I know. As if!
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BRAINYBLONDE5 12/20/2010 10:51PM

    pppsssssst. over here. its me, the cookie. i know you want to pop me in your mouth like a tic-tac. you want to nibble at my friends until none of us are left. go for it. allow us to sit in your body and make you feel guilty tomorrow. we want to win. its out job. we want to test you. can you handle just one? i bet you cant. you cant satisfy your taste buds with just one. it takes a whole plate! and by then we fill your tummy til you cant breathe and you sit there thinking "why did i do that?" thats our favorite part. we scream "its the holidays!" "just give in, you know you want to!" " do it! do it! do it!" just waiting. we go to cookie heaven when you eat us and cookie hell if you dont. so c'mon, give in already!

please try to imagine that in an evil cookie voice! haha DONT LET THEM WIN. if you cant stop at one, DONT GIVE IN. if you can, treat yourself! TELL THEM TO GO TO COOKIE HELL :P

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TIKITAMI 12/20/2010 10:47PM

   
Nothing tastes as good as the first bite. Choose your favourite 5 cookies, take a bite. Savour it and toss the rest of the cookie out. Drink some water, when the feeling comes up again have a bite of another cookie. At the end of the "binge" you'll have eaten maybe two cookies, savoured the taste and not feel deprived.

We all think at some point we have this completely under control and that temptation won't get us. Then we find out the truth. Christmas baking will come every year. BBQs will appear in the summer. You likely aren't going to spend the rest of your life without a cookie, enjoy it without guilt. You have done awesome so far and will make it through this.



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GRACEISENUF 12/20/2010 10:33PM

    The cookie and candy platter a friend of mine brought over have me held hostage so I am no help.


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Tomorrow will be a better day for both of us.

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HEALTHYASHLEY 12/20/2010 10:29PM

    I seriously ate about 15 cookies today. I am not going to berate myself. It happens and I already decided that next year I am making healthy gift baskets so this doesn't happen again. The holidays are almost over!

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BRIAEL 12/20/2010 10:26PM

    Heh, that's the problem with having a lot of treats at hand. One bite reminds you what you're missing and then the temptation starts.

What about trying something that makes all the sugar unappealing? Like, say, a piece of bread and peanut butter with some cayenne pepper and garlic salt on top. That way, you fill the need to eat ... but put spices that negate your ability to taste sugar anyway ... so it'd be easier to tell yourself those candies are wasted when you couldn't enjoy the flavours. :)

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ATREAT4ME 12/20/2010 10:22PM

    You can do whatever you decide to do. I know it. So if you decide to stop eating the cookies, you'll stop. I know it. If you decide to indulge more, that's what you'll do. I know it. And even if you decide not to make a decision (deny and not think about it), well... you'll do that too. I know it. But if you decide to cut yourself some slack and enjoy your baking, you can do that too! I know it. What do you know?

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_RAMONA 12/20/2010 10:11PM

    I'm kinda somewhere between 'just get it over with' and 'resist'...

I have a question though... why did you decide to post this before you made your choice? Did you want us to give you permission to throw resolve to the winds, or did you want us to give you a pep talk? A way to answer the question for yourself would be to flip a coin... heads you have at the baking, tails you stick to your resolve. Whatever comes up, if you are disappointed, you know what the answer really is... this really does work.

And here's what I do... as counter-intuitive as it sounds, if I want to eat, I eat.... but I wouldn't eat the baking, I'd make every bite a good one. I start with clean protein, and I continue with clean fibre and add in some good fat... and I make it food that really requires me to chew (satisfies mouth hunger). I also consider the textures of what I think I want and make the healthy food similar. A favourite combo is vanilla yogurt with fresh berries and chopped nuts. Another for me is an avocado and tomatoes chopped into a bowl with lemon juice, salt and pepper, or hummus and all the celery I can eat. If it's sweet I want, a banana spread with peanut butter. It works every time... I fill up (satisfy the stomach hunger), and even though ideally I'd prefer to resist, I don't really overdo the calories.

...And if it's the baking you really, truly want... then have it and don't beat yourself up over it. Have one of everything and celebrate each bite. And if somewhere in the middle you decide you don't really want more, stop. The real issue here is to avoid identifying yourself as a victim to any part of the dynamic.

It's one night and one holiday... it's not the end of the world. Life, learning, evolving is a process, and you are still on the journey regardless.

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Ramona

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DONNACFIT 12/20/2010 9:50PM

    I know just how you feel..my baking has been calling my name too. We've had Christmas already and after 3 days of being over my calorie count I've gained 2 pounds..not too bad I can easily get back on track..nothing to beat myself up over !! Good luck on fighting off your cookies...most of the rest of yours are leaving soon gift wrapped for others :)

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INTUITIVE_EATER 12/20/2010 9:47PM

    I am going to agree with mezzo on this one. Just let yourself enjoy what you made for cryin' out loud! And don't be so damn hard on yourself girl! Give yourself permission to eat the toffee and cookies and you will soon find that you do not crave them nearly as much. I know that sounds scary, but it works. It's the whole "you want what you can't have" senario.

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SARAWALKS 12/20/2010 9:45PM

    I'm no help either, I give in and get it over with too.
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But Paula's right, it will be OK either way.
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CAROJONES 12/20/2010 9:45PM

    Motivational nutrition speaker Zonya Foco says eat a fruit and/or a vegetable for each snack you let yourself eat.

If you eat a serving of carrots & celery sticks, or zucchini and squash sticks, a spinach salad (which I eat fresh spinach right out of the bag!)

Or an apple or grapes or cantaloupe or whatever and then eat the cookies -- and spread it out - every 2 - 3 hours it will at least slow you down!!

Good Luck! -- January awaits!

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 12/20/2010 9:36PM

    Well, lesson learned for the future right? No baking. When those moments hit me, I usually give in and get them over with. Sometimes it's what I need. Sometimes not. It's going to be ok either way!

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What I baked....

Sunday, December 19, 2010

To not cause undo suffering, I decided to put this on facebook and provide a link to those who are interested. Beyond those photo's, Kady also made 4 different kinds of cookies that I did not photograph. (I mean, we all know what cookies look like).
I weighed this morning and did not gain any weight but am still "this close" to the 60 pound mark so that is my goal this week. I will do it by christmas and my goal after that is to maintain it the week between christmas and new years. We are going riding down to Glamis dunes near the Arizona/Mexico border with our Utah buddies. Then it will feel good to get back to business and keep going since I still have 51 pounds to go after that. (Hey I just realized I have lost more than I still need to lose! That is a first!!)

I hope you all had great weekends and are going to enjoy this next week.

It is the "first christmas" for some people and the "last christmas" for others. It is a holiday in which we measure what has happened and what is going to happen in our lives. This will be the "last christmas" that I am over 200 pounds and it is the "first christmas" that I will have the energy, stamina and enthusiasm to really enjoy it and my family in a very long time.

What is your first and last for christmas this year? www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=20875
27&id=1008501124&l=acdab6a01a

  
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ATREAT4ME 1/13/2011 10:43PM

    This was my first Christmas during which I didn't try to do everything and it was the last Christmas I worried about not getting enough done. It was my first time to cut myself some slack and to realize that I can continue after the holidays.

I am so proud of you, Jan. You've done great and I know 2011 is going to be fantastic for you!

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GRACEISENUF 12/20/2010 7:14PM

    First Christmas with a child living away from home/at college...she is home for the holidays though.

Last Christmas in the two hundreds as well.

MERRY CHRISTMAS JAN...to you and your hubby and girls!
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BRAINYBLONDE5 12/20/2010 9:16AM

    amazing blog! this is the last christmas i will be unhappy in my own skin! I AM SO HAPPY&PROUD OF YOU. you continue to inspire me!

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SKINNYINMYHEAD 12/20/2010 9:09AM

    Love the thought of the last and first Christmas...

I know you'll hit your 60lb goal by Christmas!! woot wooot Hey? what kind of "riding" are you doing?? horseback, bicycle? motorcycle?

Annie

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 12/20/2010 8:14AM

    Congratulations Jan! Less than halfway to goal, is something awesome to celebrate this year! This is my last Christmas being obese and my first Christmas with my new lifestyle! Happy Holidays!

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MRSSIBRAT 12/20/2010 7:03AM

    this is my first Chirstmas as a married woman!!My first Christmas in my new life and I am loving it!!

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DAISY443 12/20/2010 3:54AM

    Now you've done it! I'm hungry!

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_RAMONA 12/20/2010 12:46AM

    It's the last Christmas I am over 200 lbs. and the first Christmas I don't apolgise for who I am.

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Ramona

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HEALTHYASHLEY 12/19/2010 10:51PM

    First Christmas I am under 300 lb and last Christmas I will ever be obese! You are awesome Jan. Way to already be more than halfway! I can't wait to be there. 13 more lbs to go!

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KRAWRS 12/19/2010 10:46PM

    That all looks absolutely amazing! I just might have to try making some of those next year!

And what a good way to look at it... having already lost more than you have left to lose! Because if you made it this far, you can make it that far too! Congrats!

I am going to make this the last Christmas that I am over 200 lbs as well. I'm determined! This is the first Christmas in years I haven't had to worry about working, so I plan to enjoy every second of it with my family!

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CJJANISS 12/19/2010 10:42PM

    My last Christmas I'll be overweight...halfway to goal...should be at goal before next Christmas! First Christmas I won't overeat and gain weight through the Christmas holidays. I fully intend to weigh less on Jan 1 than I do today! emoticon Merry Christmas! emoticon

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My sexy breakfast (with pictures)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Thanks to Yoovie, who is an advocate of Sexy Breakfast, this is what I had this morning. Under 400 calories, YO!



Eggbeaters omelet with mushrooms and bacon
2 mini biscuits with gravy (The new mini grand biscuits are fabulous and the packaged kind is only 40 calories a serving!)
Hash Browns with a tiny bit of olive oil

Definatly a great way to start the day and keep me out of the cookies and stuff I am still making!

Here is a sample of what I have been up to

  
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ATREAT4ME 1/13/2011 10:38PM

    So I'm trying to catch up on what I missed over the holidays and lo and behold there's gravy on your plate! I want that recipe too! OMG that looks beautiful. If I weren't so full of Mexican food, I'd be jonesing for it right now! I have missed you, Jan!

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BADASSBLONDIE 12/21/2010 1:43PM

    Holy crap. What gravy do you use? Recipe, please?! NOM NOM NOM!!!

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NEDERLUNG 12/20/2010 3:47PM

    Cake balls look very professional!

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MRSSIBRAT 12/20/2010 7:26AM

    yummyyyy!!!

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KMICHA 12/19/2010 9:03PM

    You are making me hungry . . . I need to log in my food and see it I can afford a snack!!!! emoticon

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DONNACFIT 12/19/2010 6:49PM

    Great breakfast and love your holiday goodies!! Beautiful pictures!!

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BIGMAMAT 12/19/2010 6:31PM

    yummmmmmmy! emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 12/19/2010 5:58PM

    I am soooooo drooling!!

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SARAWALKS 12/19/2010 4:50PM

    emoticon Gotta check out those mini-grand biscuits! emoticon

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 12/19/2010 4:39PM

    Seriously tasty.

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KCBYTHEC 12/19/2010 4:28PM

    I love the look of your breakfast, really you're only a short time away from a good and healthy home cooked meal with no bad things in it.

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KRAWRS 12/19/2010 4:04PM

    Woah... it all looks amazing!

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JEANNERR 12/19/2010 3:47PM

    Wow! You are going to be a favorite with your family and friends this year.

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DAISY443 12/19/2010 3:22PM

    Can't decide whether I like the breakfast or the cookies better! I want them all!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 12/19/2010 3:15PM

    I am so impressed. Hard to believe that delicious breakfast is only 400 C! Looks yummy too. emoticon


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GRACEISENUF 12/19/2010 3:05PM

    Will you adopt me?
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BRAINYBLONDE5 12/19/2010 3:04PM

    YUMM!! it all looks sooo delicious! :)

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Basic cake ball recipe, due to popular demand

Saturday, December 18, 2010

1 box of cake mix (yes they have sugar free) Or you can bake your own
1 can of cake frosting (yes they have sugar free) Or you can make your own

Bake the cake like you ordinarily would in a 9 x 13 pan. (I havent tried the soda cake with the diet soda instead of oil and eggs yet but I am going to today).

Let it cool for about 30 minutes, then crumble it into a big bowl. Make it small crumbs and take out any crispy bits.

Mix in 1/2 to a full can of the frosting until it is sticky enough to form into balls. (I used some frosting and some fat free cream cheese I had in the frig).

Some people like to refrigerate the dough for 20-30 minutes but I haven't had to do that yet.

I use a small scooper and roll the balls and put them on parchment paper on a cookie sheet and put them in the freezer till I am ready to go to next step.

Let cake balls thaw for about 30-40 minutes before you begin.

Get the Candy Melts or whatever kind of chocolate you use that hardens when cooled and melt it. You may have to add some vegetable oil since this needs to be fairly thin so the chocolate falls off the ball with gentle tapping.If it is too thick, the balls fall off into the frosting and it is a mess and not fun. Also if the balls are too cold, when you dip into the chocolate, the chocolate gets all clumpy. Also annoying.

The best way I have found to do this is to use good toothpicks. Spear a ball, dip into the melted chocolate then sprinkle your favorite item on the ball or dip the bottom of the ball in sprinkles, nuts, coconut or whatever and set on more parchment paper. They will dry in about 10 minutes into a coated ball of deliciousness.

When Kady made the tiramisu ones, she added freshly brewed espresso to the cooled white cake, crumbeled it and then we used chocolate frosting (a litttle under 1/2 a can) to bind it together.

You can use any variety of cake, frosting, chocolate or items for the outside. I did lemon cake with white chocolate,
white cake with peppermint in the batter with white chocolate and crushed candy canes,
chocolate with chopped peanut butter cups in the batter with milk chocolate and chopped peanut butter cups and chocolate chips
Tiramisu batter with chocolate and white chocolate drizzle.

We are going to take pictures today so I will post pix of the steps and the finished product. They are really fun to make and people go crazy for them. You can also do as pops with the candy sticks in them. (You can buy at a baking store or Michaels craft store).

Gotta give thanks to Nederlung for sparking the cake ball extravaganza. I had never heard of them and now I love them and will be making them for other events. It is a fun way to do cake. (Alot of people say when they have cake leftover from a party or whatever, they turn that into cake balls and then take them to work or save in the freezer for when they need a quick desert). Really the possibilities are endless.

Have a great day, guys!

  
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SHERLYN-WILL 10/6/2011 9:43PM

    YAY.. I FOUND IT... TOLD YOU I WAS GOING TO LOOK THRU UR BLOGS!!!!!!

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NEDERLUNG 12/20/2010 3:46PM

    Might be too late to add this comment as most of your readers have already moved on, but I've found that adding the peppermint candy or nuts, etc. at the same time as the frosting (not in the cake batter before cooking) is easiest. - Debie

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KMICHA 12/19/2010 9:01PM

    I'm going to have to give it a try!!!

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RUNNINGOLLIE 12/19/2010 7:31PM

    Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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DONNACFIT 12/19/2010 6:54PM

    Yummy..I'll have to add this to my holiday baking list :)
Thanks!!

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KAMAPERRY 12/18/2010 3:45PM

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BRIAEL 12/18/2010 11:57AM

    So simple, yet so perfect. Thanks for sharing, MamaD. :)

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GLOWORM1963 12/18/2010 11:45AM

    yummy!!

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MADGEHANDS 12/18/2010 11:44AM

  Great choice to share....oh, how I love these!!!

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Cake balls and other tools of the devil. Dont read if you are hungry or easily influenced.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Every year, I bake for 4 companies that we do business with. I make everything from scratch and put it in a basket and deliver it myself. I have taken my dog (all dressed up) and my girls when they were little but these days I do it myself.

I make everything from scratch, homemade, with love, just like my mama taught me. Pumpkin bread, sugar cookies, homemade almond toffee candy, truffles, and now this year, cake balls.

Anyway, I was thinking this year I wouldn't do it. I mean, how much can one person take? I am a sugar addict which is what got me into this mess and I am one pound shy of my 60 pound mini goal loss.

I never back down from a fight so I decided I would do it. I would bake BUT I am going to do it all over this weekend. I figured if I took my time and did it little by little I would eat little by little for a week and probably gain 3-4 pounds. So I thought I would trick myself and do it all in 2 days.

Bake, wrap, freeze or put in the baskets ready to go for Monday am. I think I will do better and not be as tempted and I will be more aware of my daily intake.

SO: I have started the cake balls. I made chocolate peanut butter cup with chocolate then I made vanilla peppermint with white chocolate and crushed candy canes and Kady has made Tiramisu ones with white cake, espresso, and chocolate with white drizzle.
My neice called and said her co-workers really need some too, so I will make another batch of something else. I am thinking white cake with white chocolate and toasted coconut.

Then the pumpkin bread will be next. That is easy not to eat because they are in loaves and can be wrapped right up and put in the baskets. Then the cookies: sugar cookies with sprinkles (shaped), chocolate chip, peanut butter with hershey's kisses.

And finally, the candy. Almond toffee is alot of work, lots of stirring and it has to be cooked exactly right. I will make a double batch, one to keep for family (in the freezer) and one to give away. Then I will be done.

Oh yea. I am taking pictures of everything I am making and will post them. LOL. I know. I am a brat. Misery loves company!!!

I will warn you in the subject line so you can skip that blog if you want. Hope you guys have a good weekend and have all your shopping done. I have 2 things left so that will be easy. Then, let the fesivities begin!!!

  
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BADASSBLONDIE 12/21/2010 12:56PM

    You know, I never had cake balls / cake pops until I moved to the bay area. I thought the midwest was supposed to be bad for my eating... :D

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NEDERLUNG 12/20/2010 3:42PM

    I've been offline for a few days and return to find several blogs with cake balls in the title, I'm worried....what did I start? Smiles

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KMICHA 12/19/2010 8:57PM

    Sounds yummy! I like to bake and give away too!

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DONNACFIT 12/19/2010 7:00PM

    I love to give treats at Christmas..did my marathon baking and have given away most of it :) Love your ideas!!

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SCHENPOSSIBLE 12/19/2010 11:43AM

    I love that since you love a fight you were still up for the challenge. Good for you. I LOVE pumpkin bread. It's my weakness. Thank God I don't know how to make it, purposefully never got my mom's recipe and I can't find it in a store. Or else all hell would break loose.

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JEANNERR 12/18/2010 10:41AM

    I love to bake for the holidays. My trick is to pull out 1/4 cup of the batter from a cake or banana bread, etc. and bake it in a small Ramekin. (shorten the baking time) After baking, I prepare all the goodies for delivery, make a cup of coffee and enjoy my mini treat. I don't feel deprived or have to be tempted by leftovers for the rest of the week.

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SARAWALKS 12/18/2010 9:07AM

    Are you posting recipes too? emoticon
I think you made a good choice to have a marathon & get it over!
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ELFITZPA 12/18/2010 8:44AM

    Mmm sounds good!! I'll be doing bonbons, fudge, bank and lots of cookies myself. It's certainly going to be an exercise in will power. Best of luck and I look forward to your pics!

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ZIPLOCK 12/18/2010 7:30AM

    Oh my... I can't wait for the pictures!!!

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 12/18/2010 6:56AM

    Oh Mama!!

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DAISY443 12/18/2010 4:22AM

    You are the bravest person I know! All those goodies! Can't wait for the pics!

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KRAWRS 12/17/2010 11:14PM

    Sounds delicious!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 12/17/2010 10:43PM

    I am having a hard time with the baking too. I decided to just do my best and not beat myself up. You are awesome!

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ATREAT4ME 12/17/2010 10:37PM

    So, you have my snail mail address, right?

Oh you betcha I want to see the beautiful pictures! If I can't eat the treats, I at least want to look at 'em!

What part of California?

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BIGMAMAT 12/17/2010 9:50PM

    How long will it take me to get to California??? lol. Sounds yummmy! Have fun baking!!!

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