Merry Christmas

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from Aruba!


I hope you’re spending the day with family and loved ones, unwrapping presents, and making sure there are no leftover Christmas cookies. Wouldn’t want them getting stale or anything.

Whatever you’re doing today, I sincerely hope it’s exactly what you want to be doing and what makes you the happiest.

Maybe it’s reading a favorite 900-page book, going for a mind-clearing run, or just dangling your toes in water.


Thank you for reading my blog, making my recipes, leaving me comments, and stopping by my little space here. I just love it and am so grateful. I really, really am so grateful and appreciative for all of you. Thank you.

Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2013!

Thanks for the Vanilla and Chocolate Stevia Giveaway and the Two Vegan Cookbooks Giveaway entries

What are your Christmas plans?


30 Responses to “Merry Christmas”

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    Claudia — December 25, 2012 at 12:35 am

    Merry Christmas and a happy nee year!

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    Paula — December 25, 2012 at 4:37 am

    Merry Christmas to you and your family Averie! My plans today involve breaking in my new, very brightly colored running shoes. I feel like making a post run smoothie so I’m going to try your eggnog chai recipe….very fitting for Christmas day! I’m trying to decide whether to throw in a scoop of protein powder or a shot of rum (with a sly little grin on my face)! We are staying in town to spend the day with my husband’s family so we’ll have a leisurely morning. Have a wonderful day!

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      Averie @ Averie Cooks — December 25, 2012 at 7:29 am

      Brightly colored running shoes and an eggnog smoothie…with maybe some rum. Now that sounds like a perfect Xmas!

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    Laura Dembowski — December 25, 2012 at 5:33 am

    Have a very Merry Christmas, Averie :). I’m planning on a relaxing day of present opening, baking, reading, and movie watching. It should be a welcome break.

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — December 25, 2012 at 5:36 am

    Merry Christmas Averie! Wishing you and your the family the very best!!

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    Katie — December 25, 2012 at 6:39 am

    Merry Christmas, Averie!

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    Heather (Where's the Beach) — December 25, 2012 at 7:01 am

    Merry Christmas to you Averie!

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    Jen L | Tartine and Apron Strings — December 25, 2012 at 8:35 am

    I’m so jealous that you are spending Christmas in Aruba – lots of sunshine and sand! Have a good one!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — December 25, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Merry Christmas, Averie! Enjoy your day on that beautiful beach! :)

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    vanillasugarblog — December 25, 2012 at 9:16 am

    merry christmas! what a perfect place to spend christmas!

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    Marina@Picnic at Marina — December 25, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Merry Christmas, Averie! Thank you for creating and keeping such an interesting blog: a place where I come to re-fuel myself, to meet with you, my friend, and to taste some really good treats! I wish you a happy time with your family! Then come back here and, please, share some photo of Skylar unwrapping her gifts… :)
    We are having a white Christmas: it started to snow about two hour ago! Doesn’t happen too often in this parts of the country :)

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      Averie @ Averie Cooks — December 25, 2012 at 1:03 pm

      Thanks for your sweet comments, always – and for being so thoughtful and kind. I look forward to reading each of your comments when I see you name pop up on my email.

      Stay warm in that white Xmas you just had! :)

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    Jolene ( — December 25, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Nice way to spend the holidays! Merry Christmas to you and your family :-)

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    Erica — December 25, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Merrrry christmas!! What a great way to spend the holiday!

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    JoJo — December 25, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Merry Christmas to you!!
    I’m a little jealous, it looks so beautiful there.. enjoy your beachy Christmas! :)

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    Liz (formerly VeggieGirl) — December 25, 2012 at 1:24 pm


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      Averie @ Averie Cooks — December 25, 2012 at 6:41 pm

      Right back at you – my *Very First* commenter, ever. Almost 4 years ago :)


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    Michele Sparrow — December 25, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Merry Christmas, Averie! Thank YOU for bringing us such creative and delicious recipes and for sharing so much of your knowledge about bread making, cookie and bar making and the fun and simple ways to create delicious food. Reading your blog is one of the bright spots in my day! I hope that your 2013 brings you joy and happiness and love and peace. Enjoy your day in beautiful Aruba with your lovely family. Merry Christmas! :-)

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      Averie @ Averie Cooks — December 25, 2012 at 4:44 pm

      Thank you as always for this comment and all your lovely and sweet comments, Michele! I look forward to opening and reading every single one of them. And thank you for making so many of my recipes, and reading every single post I write. Seriously, it’s an honor. I wish nothing but health & happiness for you and your family this year and always :)

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — December 25, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Merry Christmas, Averie!

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    Carrie — December 25, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Merry Christmas!

    Oh my, Aruba looks breathtaking! I’d love to be on the beach at this very moment! I’ve never been to an ocean beach before, ever. I actually have it on my New Year resolution list to visit an ocean. =)

    Have a great New Year!

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      Averie @ Averie Cooks — December 25, 2012 at 4:42 pm

      Well I hope 2013 is the year for you to visit an ocean somewhere! :)

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — December 25, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Merry Christmas to the dearest friend I’ve made this entire year. :) Hope you and your family are having a wonderful and safe holiday. xo my friend!

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      Averie @ Averie Cooks — December 25, 2012 at 5:28 pm

      RIGHT BACK AT YOU!!!!! I heart you :) The best friendship to come out of 2012 without a doubt – and here’s to many years of emails and laughs and one day in-person laughs (and chocolate, PB, drinks, & shopping!) :)

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    Karen A — December 25, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    So lucky that youre in Aruba! Hope you have a Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

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    Ryoma Sakamoto — December 26, 2012 at 1:59 am

    ☆ * :: *: ☆ Merry Christmas ☆: * :: * ☆
    For the lady, I give thanks to God.
    I was a very fulfilling year in 2012 to volunteer.
    From Japan.
    Ryoma Sakamoto.

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    angela @ anotherbiteplease — December 26, 2012 at 6:19 am

    Merry Christmas to you to Averie…hope you have a wonderful time with your family as well…and we sure enjoyed making some of your Christmas cookies :-)

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      Averie @ Averie Cooks — December 26, 2012 at 7:07 am

      Awww, thanks for making my cookies with your family! Have a wonderful 2013!

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — December 26, 2012 at 7:28 am

    I hope it was a great Christmas for you and your family Averie!!

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