I am so thankful you are here.


I was a little worried that no one would show up.

I was worried that I would be sitting here with the Cheetos and the cheese ball and the fruit and cheese tray…..listening to the Chipmunk Christmas CD.

I mean….I don’t mind a little “Right Down Santa Claus Lane” with Alvin and Simon and Theodore…..

…..but it’s so much better with you here.¬†ūüôā


One of my 2012 recipes that I would totally link at a holiday recipe link party.

For more of my recipes….check out my recipe tab.

But enough about these shimmer pops…..

….I can’t wait to see your recipes!

I can’t wait to bake and broil and saute and cook and grill every last one of them.

And I know everyone will want to see them, too…..so I’m going to spend the day pinning and facebooking and tweeting some of your links and your recipes.

If you want to follow along….you can follow me on Facebook or Pinterest or Twitter!

And when you get done linking up here…..be sure to stop by each of these incredible blogs and link up to their parties for more linky fun!

Funky Junk:   Christmas Junk Decor

Inspired By Charm:  Quick and Easy Christmas Decor

Songbird:  Outdoor Christmas Decor

Shanty2Chic:  Christmas Crafts

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And now…….drumroll please…..(I’m going to let the previously named “macaroni and cheese” kitchen do the honors)……

…..here’s the Holiday Recipe Link Party (featuring some of the best chefs in blog land)….for 2013!

Link them up!


  1. Image for Heather Heather

    Thanks for hosting the fun Karianne! wow - this party is making me super hungry!! Your shimmer pops look almost too pretty to eat! Hope you and your family have a wonderful, joyous Christmas!! Can't wait to see the creativity and fun you will be sharing in 2013!

  2. Image for Gloria Gloria

    I've gained 5 pounds just looking at the pictures! I've enjoyed the 12 Days trip with you. Thanks for introducing me to some very creative people. It's been fun. Merry Christmas. Gloria

  3. Image for Cheryl Cheryl

    OMG, my daughter will love those shimmer pops. All of her favorite things on a stick. Thanks Karianne once again. Have a Merry Christmas.

  4. Image for Funky Junk Interiors Funky Junk Interiors

    No one show up?! It looks like it's raining festive food over here! WOW... check out all those decadent creations! And yours were no less amazing. Thanks so much for being a part of our 12 Day run, it's been an absolute pleasure playing with you! Your home and talents quite simply blow me away... Melissa up above is so right, coming here has been like a complete mini vacation to read and be inspired. Thanks so much for helping to make this event exactly what it was... amazing!

  5. Image for Kelly @ JAX does design Kelly @ JAX does design

    Mmmmm, food party! I've linked up a blog post I wrote last year after the annual Christmas baking day with my friends. We each bake two kinds of cookies, and then we divide them up between us so we each end up with eight kinds of cookies. It makes the baking process a lot more fun, although the potential for a cookie disaster is a lot higher! ;-)

  6. Image for Amy W. Amy W.

    So many Thank-ful wishes coming to you! I was wondering last year about a cookie recipe. Could not find it right off.....and wha-la.... here it was posted in living color on your blog with others linking up to you!!:) I couldn't be more grateful!

  7. Image for Vanessa Vanessa

    We used to torture my dad by playing that Alvin and the Chipmunks record (RECORD, not CD mind you!) over and over again!! This is such a fun party my friend and I'm thrilled to be sharing my Homemade Vanilla Extract recipe! Thanks for hosting us beautiful lady, Vanessa

  8. Image for Kim L. Kim L.

    If you start with the cocktail recipes, who cares if the rest don't turn out? You will never know and you won't care either : )

  9. Image for tiffini tiffini

    hey..just saw you were having a recipe link party and it was perfect because my post was on my son in law cookies that i accidently concocted last Christmas and my son in law couldn't get enough of them so I named them after him. we have our family christmas cookie exchange saturday and this is one of the cookie recipes i am taking...can't wait to look through the other recipes:) xo

  10. Image for Diane | An Extraordinary Day Diane | An Extraordinary Day

    So many good looking recipes. I so wish that I had time to make every one...especially those shimmer pops. But really....then I'd only eat them. And they I'd need those elastic waist pants. So...I think I'll just look at the photos. :D I just spent some of my very valuable sleep time reading your blog. HeeHee! It's really an amazing blog. I love the way you write...and your projects are so very inspiring. But...there is one burning question...have you really been blogging only a year?

  11. Image for Marian Marian

    Girl, you're gonna have to join a gym after this! Did you see those pecan cherry dunking cookies? Or that sausage bread? And I'm not even mentioning anything involving oreos. I think your Christmas Wish just came true! Woot.

  12. Image for Heather Heather

    Karianne! I featured your shimmery goodness in my Features post here! Thanks for linking up to our par-tay! http://www.settingforfour.com/2012/12/featuresholiday-heirloom-recipe.html

  13. Image for Claudine Claudine

    Oh, no!!! I am too late for this one!!!! I actually have wonderful condensed milk goodies i could have linked up! But I am coming back to browse this party! I need some inspiration! Hugs

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