Merry Christmas 2007 Larger photo Click on the comments you'd like to print with your recipe. Grayed out comments will not print. Print (Ads will not print.) Top Comments Michelle Dawn December 24, 2007 at 1:44 pm That photo is too cute. I love it! Happy Holidays :) meeso December 24, 2007 at 1:54 pm Awwww…hehehe, how cute! Happy Holidays! Gary in Massena December 24, 2007 at 2:07 pm As my family prepares it’s traditional Slovak Christmas Eve dinner, Vilija (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/s_402628.html), we wish you a peaceful and joyous holidays! Merry Christmas. Gary in Massena jonathan December 24, 2007 at 2:08 pm I’m cutting membrillo and manchego as I type, which would mean I’m either really talented or have four arms. It’s up to 60 on the East Coast, and any vestiges of snow from a week back are now gone, or, what remains, turned into ugly, sooty mounds on the side of the road. The internet is a better place because of Simply Recipes, of that I’m sure :-). To you and your folks, the happiest and healthiest. Pille December 24, 2007 at 2:08 pm Merry Christmas to you all, Elise! Thank you for all the lovely and inspirational posts in 2007! JEP December 24, 2007 at 2:37 pm Loved this post!! Thanks for sharing your expertise with all of us this past year :) merd December 24, 2007 at 2:48 pm Merry Christmas, Elise! Cynthia December 24, 2007 at 3:48 pm Thank you so much for the wonderful recipes, Elise. And a very Merry Christmas to your family as well! Janet December 24, 2007 at 4:07 pm Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours, Elise! Felicia December 24, 2007 at 4:07 pm Best wishes to you and your family, now, and throughout the year. Thank you for some of the best recipes I’ve ever made! Jennifer December 24, 2007 at 6:29 pm Merry Christmas! Your recipe for scalloped potatoes is baking in my oven right now (it is almost lunch time on Christmas day here in Tokyo). It smells wonderful. Thank you! Thelma December 24, 2007 at 8:30 pm Merry Christmas and a prosperous and healthy New Year to you and your family,Thanks for all the great recipes. Susan December 24, 2007 at 8:43 pm How adorable! I love it! Merry Christmas to all of you too. Thanks so much for all of your wonderful recipes and insight. You’ve made my world a richer place. Rasa Malaysia December 24, 2007 at 9:24 pm Happy Holidays! Espahan December 25, 2007 at 1:11 am Merry Christmas, Elise and family. Many thanks for all the wonderful recipes. I have so enjoyed seeing some of the recipes, that have been a part of my cooking repertoire for years, re-invented here in fresh and very delicious new ways. DawnsRecipes December 25, 2007 at 2:47 am LOL!!! Thanks for the laugh, Elise! I needed that! Anonymous December 25, 2007 at 4:24 am Merry Christmas Jessi December 25, 2007 at 4:33 am Merry Christmas to you and your family Elise! Thank you for the wonderful recipes and looking forward to next year’s. :D Sven Bystrom December 25, 2007 at 7:26 am Great Christmas pic! May you and yours have a Merry Christmas too! -Sven karen December 25, 2007 at 9:22 am Merry Christmas… my house is filled with warmth and wonderful aromas, thanks in part to you. I wish everyone loads of hugs today! Irene Solnik December 25, 2007 at 9:51 am Happy Holidays to you and yours. Thanks for all the wonderful recipes. Farmgirl Susan December 25, 2007 at 11:03 am I love it! Merry Christmas to you all! MrsPresley December 25, 2007 at 12:45 pm Merry Christmas Elise! Love the “fruit man” :) Annie in Victoria BC December 25, 2007 at 1:13 pm Merry Christmas! No snow here either, just some west coast wind! Thank you for your wonderful recipes. My daughter and I had great fun with the gingerbread cookie recipe! sugarlaws December 25, 2007 at 6:26 pm Merry Christmas Elise!!! cheryl December 25, 2007 at 7:32 pm hi—-long time reader—1st time commenter—lol–just wanted to say Happy Holidays and how much I love your site—– :) Andrea December 25, 2007 at 9:50 pm Merry Christmas Elise! Please extend my wishes to your family as well. Thanks for all the wonderful experiences and friendship you have brought my way this year. your friend, Andrea Lisa December 26, 2007 at 5:10 am That’s simply charming! Thanks for the holiday wishes, and the same to you and your family. Here’s to more fabulous recipes in 2008! Becky Miller December 26, 2007 at 6:04 am Merry Christmas Elise and thanks for making your family my family. I’ll try and send some of our snow from Northern Minnesota your way. I look forward to cooking more of your wonderful recipes this coming new year. Becky Rachel December 26, 2007 at 11:38 am Happy Christmas to you. Also I’ve had your site as one of my favorites for a couple of years now and never realized you were a fellow Sactown Gal. My favorite part of Sacramento Christmases is the tree in front of the Capitol. :) EB December 26, 2007 at 12:31 pm Possibly one of the best Christmas toasts ever. Hope you had a great holiday! Erin Chris December 26, 2007 at 1:19 pm Happy holidays! Happy holidays! Thanks for a wonderful 2007 packed with delicious recipes and lovely posts. Looking forward to 2008! Natanya December 26, 2007 at 3:35 pm Merry Christmas! I made your Spanish Rice to go along with enchiladas and tamales for Christmas Eve dinner and it was a hit! Thank you for sharing your love of food with the rest of us. Michelle :) December 27, 2007 at 3:31 am How cute! Happy Holidays to you and your family! Thank you for all the wonderful recipes you share and the stories that accompany them. Deborah Dowd December 27, 2007 at 4:38 am What a cute and original photo! Here are our best wishes for your family for a healthy and happy holiday season full of love and laughter (and of course, good food!) Amy December 27, 2007 at 5:45 pm I love the appleman and the festive tree. I hope your holidays were wonderful and the New Year brings wonderful recipes and exciting new food ideas….(that you share with all of us!) Jesse Gardner December 28, 2007 at 5:17 am Adorable! Merry Christmas to you too, Elise (and family)! Katherine Williamson December 28, 2007 at 7:36 am Thank you for your wonderful recipes, and good writing. You are an inspiration to me, in Atlanta. A dear friend from high school lives in Sacramento. She was just diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer, and has undergone chemo. She is such a trooper. I am going to tell her about Simply Recipes. I think it would cheer her up. If you’re ever in Atlanta, or North Carolina, let me know. Kind Regards Not Scarlett December 29, 2007 at 6:15 pm That image is so cute, I could cry! chigiy December 30, 2007 at 12:47 am Merry New Year and Happy Christmas. That is the cutest picture. Somehow it makes me think of a punchline to a joke. Like: “I’m sorry kids, Frosty’s still frozen but he’ll be a vegetable for the rest of his life.” The broccoli tree is great. My kids still call broccoli trees. Donna Klump January 1, 2008 at 3:13 pm As I was making your French Onion Soup this afternoon, our daughter Susan called to say Happy New Year from her home in Mannheim, Germany. I had forwarded the “Snow in Sacramento” link and she said, “Their snowman looked just like the one Karen and I made!” Bob and I lived in Sacramento for 40 years before moving to Colorado to be near Karen and her family. I found your link in the Bee food section and it is one of my favorites! Thanks so much. P.S. The girls went to El Camino H.S. and the soup is great!