Cookies, Traditions & The Holiday Spirit

Can you believe Christmas time is here already? Where did the time go?! There are so many things to look forward to during the Christmas season. Whether you listen to Christmas music all month long (if you’re anything like me, maybe even a bit longer!), bake cookies, watch your favorite Christmas movies, or go to church. Whatever it may be, we recognize the people we get to celebrate with, make holidays all the more special.

Maybe this year, some of you are starting a new tradition or carrying out the ones from previous generations.

As for the TBC Family, our favorite tradition has been from our one and only Jamie Bagge. She has been baking the same cookies for about 40 years every Christmas. This Scandinavian recipe was passed along from her mother-in-law. She would make these beautiful cookies every Christmas, and Jamie wanted to share that same experience with others.

Over the years, Jamie would get creative in the kitchen by adding a bit of her very own German influence, baking some delicious gingerbread and Christmas stollen. She shares her Christmas stollen with her family and pastors each year. What makes it so special is in the details for her. As it’s folded over, it represents the swaddling cloth of Jesus in the manger.

The Bagge family has made it a tradition in their home by eating these lovely treats after Christmas dinner with some good ol’ eggnog mixed with Vernor’s ginger ale. One recommendation Jamie has is that “it must be Vernor’s brand. Only ginger ale connoisseurs understand Vernor’s. Canada Dry just doesn’t cut it.”

Jamie hasn’t just kept this tradition within her own family but has expanded that to the TBC Family by incorporating these recipes.

They have been a hit every year!

I will say, if you have yet to purchase the gingerbread man from our Holiday Cookie Platter, you are missing out; he is just too cute not to eat!

As you can see, these recipes are anything but ordinary – they’re something that has been carried out for generations. A recipe can be a simple thing, but the love and stories passed down from these simple traditions make the Holidays all the sweeter.

We are so grateful to have such a delicious tradition included on our menu. If you have yet to try these wonderful cookies, we hope you give it a try and allow our tradition to become yours too!

We look forward to receiving your orders in the years to come! Happy Holidays!

Valentine’s Special Dinner Idea

If you, or anyone you know, are hosting a group around Valentine’s Day, we’ve come up with a fun menu with options that we could provide that could be perfect for your get together. Please give us a call at 425.576.1000 to discuss your party!

Hors d’Oeuvres — Pear & Gorgonzola Crostini or Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin Crostini

Entree — Chicken Marsala with Pasta or Roasted Garlic Wild Salmon & Roasted Root Mash

Vegetable Side Dish– Brown Butter Broccolini or Grilled Asparagus

Salad — Mixed Field Greens or Winter Greens Salad

Dessert — Chocolate Dipped Strawberries or Flavorful French Macarons

Twelve Baskets Catering Salmon | Kelly Lemon Photography

Photo: Kelly Lemon Photography

 

Twelve Baskets Catering | Lorraine Fisher Photography

Photo: Lorraine Fisher Photography

Twelve Baskets Catering | Sasha Reiko Photography

Photo: Sasha Reiko Photography

Twelve Baskets Catering Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Photo: Twelve Baskets Catering

 

Winter Menus and Holiday Packages

Holiday Table

The holidays are just around the corner. Book your event now and you won’t have to worry about that aspect of your to-do list for the rest of the season! Take advantage of some of our delicious new menu items and old Twelve Baskets classics like our German and Scandinavian cookies and candies made from recipes passed down from our owners’ grandmothers. There is still a lot to choose from and your guests will be so impressed! Take a peek at our new menus and packages available and give us a call today to plan your social or company get-together!

Holiday Packages

Winter Dessert Menu

Winter Dessert Packages

 

Holiday Beverages

Weddings in Woodinville – Award Winner!

We were thrilled to hear that Weddings in Woodinville has received the award from Seattle Bride Magazine as the Best Wedding Show for 2016! We had such a wonderful time being a part of this awesome production. So many amazing wedding professionals in one place! We are so excited to be a part of the next one and hope you’re able to come to the tour in 2017!

We worked with some incredible event pros at The Woodhouse Wine Estates to create a PNW Chalet themed winter wonderland. Katie Slayton of Sprinkled in Seattle came up with the luxurious theme, and she along with some fabulous help, worked hard to put together this beautiful event!

Photography: David Cho

Floral Design: Studio 3

Catering: Twelve Baskets Catering

Rentals: Pedersen’s  and Grand Event Rentals

Specialty Rentals: Make a Scene

Calligraphy and Signs: Krisanna Elizabeth

DJ: Magnolia Rhapsody

Makeup and Hair: Anne Timss

Cake: Baked.

Valet and Transportation: Butler Valet

Photo Booth: Fun Frames

Reception Table: Seattle Farm Tables

Guest Accommodations: Redmond Hyatt House

 

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