Holiday Baking in the Happy Hour Projects Kitchen

Tracking PixelOhh man, we’re in full-on holiday mode now that the weather has turned cooler and Thanksgiving is drawing near.  Today’s post shares a look into our kitchen this time of year, with insights provided by GE Café™ appliances.

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If you take a lot of pride in your cooking and baking, the power of GE Café™ appliances brings restaurant quality to your kitchen so that you can take food further!  Home chefs have cooktop options for precise boiling, simmering and searing, and their true European convection ovens are perfect for your holiday cookies – and pies!  Ohhhh pies.

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My daughter is a budding baker, and she LOVES to make muffins, breads, and especially pies.  I bought her a toy kitchen last year, but she wasn’t having it – she loves joining me in the real kitchen.  I remember baking with my parents when I was growing up, so I’m so happy to be passing on that love to my daughter.  I hope as she grows, that she remembers Thanksgiving and Christmas by the smells in the kitchen.

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On my wishlist is a double-oven – which I had to give up in my last kitchen.  I miss it so much this time of year!  Check this beauty from GE Café™ out:

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I mean, after all… when it comes to holiday baking, you can really get a lot done with an extra oven.  Extra batches of cookies.  And (of course!!) extra pies.  Our family’s two favorites are pumpkin pie and dutch apple (and in fact, you can even follow those links to check out my recipes.)  But no matter what you need for your kitchen, the GE Café™ line has a restaurant-inspired appliance to take your kitchen traditions to the next level – and be sure to check them out on Pinterest to learn more!

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My daughter always helps me in the kitchen these days, so it’s become a bit of a fall and winter tradition.  We bake the pies to bring to family gatherings.  And honestly?  I think I love the time baking with her even most of all.  Watching her learn and grow, and filling the house with the wonderful smells around the holidays… it reminds me of being a kid myself.  And that’s a really special way to feel this time of year.

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Tell me, what are your traditions in the kitchen around the holidays?

Adrianne Surian

Insight for this post was provided by GE Café™.



  1. says

    Wow, I love this blog post. I do have a breakfast tradition for the holidays. We go all out Christmas morning for our parents. It’s nice.

  2. says

    Can you say, YUM?! I could go for some of that pie right about now. I think it’s great that you and your daughter bond in the kitchen. I’ve never been much of a baker, but it’s something that I want to add to my “mommy-daughter list” this winter.

  3. Rachel says

    These are fun pictures. I maybe doing a cookie exchange this year, which I’ve never done before.

  4. says

    This time of year always a tough choice to pick either pumpkin or apple pie. Of course if my wife didn’t stop me I’d probably eat both. When it comes to deserts I can be a bit of a piggy!

  5. says

    So, since I just moved I have a built in electric stove. It’s so terrible. I can’t wait to have gas back. That is one beautiful apple pie!

  6. says

    So nice to have this tradition with your little girl! Can’t wait till my baby boy is old enough to help me cook! We do not have a tradition jet, we were not home the last Christmas, and the one before that….

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