Moments of Wonderful

…rather than a lifetime of nothing special. A diabetes blog.

Moments of Wonderful - …rather than a lifetime of nothing special. A diabetes blog.

Holidays in Red and Silver

The gift that I have the clearest memory of receiving for Christmas as a child was my Rainbow Brite kitchen set. I remember that when you turned the knobs for the ‘burners’, red pieces would spin up under the clear plastic making the ‘burners’ hot. I don’t think it would compare to the fancy kitchen sets kids get today, but I loved my little kitchen. I actually just found someone’s pictures of the oven on Flickr – isn’t it great?!

Apparently, not much has changed. Because of the complications of traveling across the country to see family, I have a few of my Christmas presents already and they are both for my kitchen. The first is something I have wanted for a while, and have already put to good use. My grown-up kitchen now sports the beautiful 90th anniversary KitchenAid mixer!

Isn’t she pretty?!



I took these pictures in the midst of making my famous banana cake recipe – which I then put into my next new gift. It is something that until I saw it a few months ago on The Pioneer Woman’s blog, I didn’t even know existed – a personally engraved cake pan!

The bottom has my full name engraved on it, and the top has a cute design engraved on it as well. It is so pretty and so shiny that I am almost too nervous to actually use it around other people for fear that they will scratch it.


I like baking goodies for other people, and usually the sweeter the better. A few days ago I had a Christmas party at my apartment. I forgot to take a picture of the table before the party started, but here is the spread about halfway through the party.




The sweet treats included brownies, sugar cookies, peanut butter blossoms, gingerbread cake, and even a batch of red velvet cupcakes. Certainly more than I could have ever made in that Rainbow Brite kitchen!

Since I work in education, I have the next two weeks off for the Christmas break (yay!). I get on a plane later today to fly home to California. I would imagine that you can expect to see some familiar faces on here in the not-too-distant future!

Category: food, holidays, pictures
  • Rachel says:

    Oh, do I have stand mixer love. Congrats on receiving one 🙂

    Can’t wait to see who you see out on the West Coast!

    December 20, 2009 at 11:54 am
  • karena says:

    Happy Holidays, it’s nice to see you! And your grown up kitchen looks well used and happy 🙂

    December 20, 2009 at 2:23 pm
  • Caro says:

    I have kitchen mixer envy! I’d absolutely love to have a Kitchen Aid. And the cake pan is awesome too. Have a fantastic Christmas!

    December 20, 2009 at 4:36 pm
  • Minnesota Nice says:


    But I still wanted to stop by and wish you a most Merry Christmas, Sara.

    December 20, 2009 at 8:08 pm
  • Chris Stocker says:

    Great gifts. I don’t like baking but that stuff definitely looks good.

    December 20, 2009 at 8:34 pm
  • Elizabeth Edelman says:

    So jealous of your Kitchen Aid! Mine is only a few years old so I can’t justify buying the new one. Everything looks delicious, though! Send some cookies our way hehe 🙂

    December 20, 2009 at 9:35 pm
  • deanusa says:

    i love the pan!!!

    happy holidays

    December 20, 2009 at 11:49 pm
  • Cherise says:

    I wish I lived in tour neck of the country. George and Jaimie never invite me over for good pastries like yours…lol ps love the kitchen aid thingy:) I don’t bake enough to buy one.

    December 21, 2009 at 12:56 am

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