Foodbuzz 24x24: Dear Santa, I know what you eat in the North Pole

posted on: Saturday, November 27, 2010



Sugar. Lots and lots of sugar. Are you surprised? Look at the size of his jolly ol' belly.

 Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the Christmas season in our home. It's a good transition because we write letters to Santa that starts out with "Dear Santa, I'm thankful for...." then there's the mom line "I need..." where I expect everyone to write socks and underwear, and Ina Garten's new cookbook even though Christian is trying to convince me to put the cookbook under  the "I want..." section of the letter.


This year we hosted a writing letters to Santa party and made some treats that we came up with, things that in Enzo's imagination Santa eats and shares with Mama Santa and their elves.  


A couple years ago I was introduced to stained glass cookies. I think they're magical  and becaue Enzo is a huge fan of snow globes we made snow globes out of the stained glass cookies by putting them in a jar and adding shredded coconut. This was Enzo's favorite treat. 



The caramel popcorn lollipops were so fun to make and Christian's 6 layer cake was incredibly difficult to make but he did it all so I can't complain. Enzo wanted it to represent the North Pole where mountains are made out of coco puffs and there are lots of piles of sweet snow to munch on.

Next year we'll make sure to let Santa know that we're throwing a party in his honor and ask him to come. I bet if he came my kids would be in their best behavior. Here is a behind the scenes video. Enzo and Maria, naughty or nice?


This was such a fun little party and I have Foodbuzz to thank for picking my idea to be featured in this month's Foodbuzz 24x24 event. I {heart} you Foodbuzz. If Foodbuzz wrote a letter to Santa I wonder what they would ask for?

Do you write letters to Santa?
If so what's your Christmas wish?

51 comments:

  1. Very cute...love Enzo's living room swing!

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  2. What a fun idea! I can't wait to have kids so I can do cool creative things like this with them : )

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  3. I am in love with the snowglobe idea!!! What a great way to show off the beauty of light coming through your stained glass cookies!

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  4. Thanks Kimmie, stained glass cookies are so pretty and fun to make.

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  5. How fun! Very creative treats I can't wait to try the stained glass cookies! Congrats on being featured on FB!

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  6. I love baking and I adore your blog...The jar cookies are amazing and those goodies...yummy:) Your kiddos are so adorable too:)
    Hugs and kisses and I am following you:)
    Cant wait to read more
    Kisses

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  7. What an amazing part. I, too, love Enzo's swing. I wish I had one for myself. I feel like I would use it all the time. I love the popcorn balls on sticks. So practical and they look delicious!

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  8. Everything was amazing....Jason and I LOVED the cake later that night. Anytime you want to give a 6 layer cake away...please pick me!!!
    Thanks for inviting us!
    ~Melissa

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  9. OMG! you have a hammock in your home? I love the idea. I once saw photos and wondered how it hangs from the ceilings. And I love the snowglobe with the coconut idea. don't mind if I share it with my nephews this xmas?

    fun times Damaris, thank you for sharing! and congrats on the Foodbuzz event!

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  10. oh wow. i also participated in this month's 24x24 and i'm really glad to belong to the roster with you guys who made such amazing meals! i totally love your concept and you rocked it. it's cute and cool :)

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  11. What a great idea for a party...I think I might just have to steal it! Lucky kids.

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  12. This is adorable, Da! I love the idea of having a letter to Santa party - thanks for sharing the video. I smiled through the entire show. :)

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  13. I love all your Christmas-y treats! Those stained glass cookies are so beautiful. I'd never heard of something like that before, but now I totally want to give them a try!

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  14. This is so fun, Da! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. SO SO fun!!!! Thanks for sharing the inspiration!! Love your blog! :)

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  16. This year I ordered Father Christmas Letters from Lapland. What a surprise!

    www.santapost.fi

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  17. awesome cake and cool swing love the sound of your crepes

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  18. I haven't written a letter to Santa in a long time, but I love the ideas, especially for a Santa letter-writing party! That cake looks just gorgeous too. I haven't really gotten to think much about what's on my list because I've been so busy with school work, but I may just start working on it today. The hard decision for me: ice cream maker or new portable digital camera to document my foodie adventures...

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  19. It's really cute! The cake looks beautiful, I love it!

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  20. where did you get the swing/hammock? my kids (and I) think that's the coolest thing ever! do you have a link on where to buy one or instructions on how to make it?

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  21. Awesome, Da! I wish we had a hammock at my house! lol! This is such a great idea for the kiddos! I have to do this for Denise and her little friends :)xoxo
    BTW compliments to chef christian...the cake looks amazing!

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  22. What a fun activity - writing letters to Santa! When I have kids I'll make sure to remember this :) That 6 layer cake looks awesome!

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  23. What a treat Santa would have coming to your house! All of the goodies are charming - love the snow globes. I am totally full of Christmas spirit now - I might even write him a letter!

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  24. Those are the best treats ever. I wish I was a kid in your house. That letter is toooooo adorable!

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  25. You know, you make a good point. Santa might want to start using Splenda or something until he drops a little poundage. I'll be happy to take this cake off his hands ...

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  26. Thanks Rich, we still have a huge piece. It's all yours.

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  27. oh, boy...i think i'm happier i found YOUR blog! can't wait to dig in! xoxo

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  28. How fun. fun. fun!!!! Love it! Thanks for the great idea :)...btw...I made the popcorn turkey!!

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  29. Thank you so much for your comments :) I LOVE your blog. I am definitely following you. It's amazing!

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  30. Aloha! Mahalo for commenting on my blog :-) Your blog is adorable! A

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  31. what a cute blog you have!!! those carmel popcorn lollipops look SO GOOD!

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  32. Oh goodness, Da, this gets me in the mood for baking. What a beautiful post. I must admit that I looked to your past 24x24 post for inspiration for mine this month, and you continue to inspire with this one. You and your babies are delightful!
    Bom Dia!
    Sabrina

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  33. lovely sweets kids look like they had fun

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  34. WOW (If I could make that bigger and bolder- I would!)...

    How FUN!!! And I love those stained glass cookie snow globes! What a great idea. And, very cute video too (too cute to be on the naughty list;)

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  35. Congrats on your proposal with FB nice job!

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  36. Your post is beautiful! Everything looks perfectly delightful, and I absolutely love your 24x24 idea. :)

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  37. I just adore these pictures -- looks like the perfect party!

    And you must be some kind of cooking superhero! Jumps into the kitchen cabinet and *POOF* jumps out again with an apron and a fab cake? I'm on to you...

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  38. I love it! What fun traditions. The stained glass cookie snowglobes = genius!

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  39. I'm not sure what I can say that the 43 before me haven't said already! But I loved your post and am just making my way through all the 24 x 24 entries! The snowglobes are brilliant, though I hate to imagine the kids shaking them up to see the snow.

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  40. Oh my! Guilty pleasures! Those stained glass cookies look fantastic. And the cake? Yummm!!!

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  41. So fun, so creative-- lovely post! The title can't be beat!

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  42. This is sooo cute. I'm betting Santa will love those treats.

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  43. Just to let you know dear your recipe is on 'The 30 Best Recipes of 2010' ~ thanks for your nomination. Regards Susan and Abraham

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  44. Congratulations! What creativity and fun baking with the kids. Couldn't admire enough the cake, caramel lollipops, cookies and the letter. Santa would definitely stop by, this letter will steal his heart! Happy Holidays!

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