Christmas Recap

Basking. Recovering. Recharging. Putting away the silver, crystal and china.


A MacFamily breakfast tradition. I can’t believe I forgot the Christmas crackers!

kipper collage

So much fun to have received photos on Christmas morning of reader’s cinnamon rolls they made from The Best Giant Make-Ahead Cinnamon Roll Ever. Thank you so much for sharing! I’d love to see more so please send me your photos and I’ll post them.

Here are two – from Lauren in Pasadena and Nancy in Seattle.

readers rolls

And another from Kathy in New York. I love the festive sprinkles! Perfect!


For more readers’ photos see the original cinnamon roll post.

I’ll be popping back in tomorrow after a trip to LA with a dessert martini that will be perfect to ring in the New Year. It’s my absolute favorite and I can’t wait to share it with you.

I hope you had a wonderful holiday and are enjoying the rest of the week.

See you tomorrow with that very special martini.


  1. What fun pictures that capture the essence of the excitment on Christmas morning so deliciously well!

  2. So glad you had a wonderful Christmas. Do I see a girlfriend at the table or is that another relative.

    Happy New Year!!!

  3. Awesome pics! Looks like you had a wonderful holiday. Happy New Year! xo

  4. So fun! Those cinnamon buns look fab! Happy New Year!

  5. Wonderful collage! Kipper Fest looked great 🙂

  6. Look at your cute family! I wish you all a wonderful New Year.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I feel famous ; ) — we are planning on doing the cinnamon roll again for New Years, this time with the nuts and adding raisins. Also – KIPPERS – oh one of my strongest Christmas memories is of walking into your house at some point on Christmas day and smelling the kippers! I can smell them right now!! I never tasted them lol but I am glad you have continued such a long standing tradition. By the way – you all look fantastic!

  8. Looks like an awesome celebration!! I’m sending you a picture I also made your big cinnamon roll it was too die for!!

  9. It looks like such a fun celebration, and the cinnamon buns look delicious!! Wishing you all the best in the New Year ~

  10. hopflower says:

    Yes, those kippers look wonderful. We eat them anytime. And the table is delightful!