I’ve been dabbling in food prepping, styling, and plating recipes for Holley’s cooking segment on Talk of Alabama, a local morning show with a very eclectic guest line-up.

For the past few months I have been spending my Wednesday nights cooking up the recipes that are featured Thursday mornings. This week we decided on two recipes from Food Gifts under $3 and two recipes from Perk Up With Peppermint.


So I suited up last night, put on my apron, and made Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies and chocolate cookies for Peppermint Patties. I also threw some poppy seed bread in the oven. I needed speedy and economical holiday gifts to give to friends this weekend.

While all of these sweet treats were finishing up and cooling in my small apartment kitchen, I couldn’t help but truly indulge in the wonderful smells. I wanted to bottle up the aroma and give it as a gift. So, if anyone is thinking of making a peanut butter-chocolate chip oatmeal peppermint patty cookie and poppy seed bread candle I’ll be your first customer.

Happy Holidays!

What are some of your favorite holiday scents?