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Silpat and Silcone Baking Mats

On December 5th we are having a Christmas party for my husband’s staff and their families. We do this each year, usually sometime during the first week or two of December. We usually end up having a big group, but we like it that way. We enjoy having the staff and their families over.

I enjoy doing this, but I will be honest, it is a lot of work. I usually end up making at least ten different desserts and candies plus appetizers. I rarely make the same things two years in a row. I have a few recipes that I have made more than once, but most of the recipes will be new. I make more then we need for this one night. Each year I buy a Christmas platter or container for each family. At the end of the party each family gets to fill up their platter or dish with food. It is a nice way to send something home with them.

I have tried to slowly collect things that make planning and having this party easier. One way that I have done this is to buy myself one new thing each year. Sometimes it is a new cake pan and other times it is a new platter or cake stand. A couple of years ago I bought these.

Silpat mats baking mats, I love these. These make candy making so much easier. I can’t even begin to tell you how much time and clean up these save me. They were well worth the price. I picked up two of these at Bed Bath and Beyond using a 20% off coupon. I loved them so much that the next year I got Martha Stewart’s version at Macy’s. They also work well.

If you make a lot of candy type desserts this time of year, I hight recommend these silicone baking mats.

Be sure to come back next week. I will begin posting my Christmas party recipes. I will be posting some great ideas for holiday candies, desserts, and appetizers.

For more tips and ideas see Tammy’s Recipes.

Lynn's Kitchen Adventures


  1. Hope everything goes well for your party! Can’t wait to see your recipes too! Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. I would love to get some of these…I’ve heard great things about them.

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