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Hope everyone is enjoying the holidays! I'm sharing a few highlights from this festive season below:

foodie gifts for christmas

Having foodie friends is always fun! Here are some goodies from CC. The Australian Tim Tam treats are always a hit, especially dark chocolate!

cookie exchange for christmas

Mary baked up a storm so we couldn't resist having a cookie exchange with her. Her treats included tahini cookies and lemon ricotta bread. On our side, we made our annual chocolate chip cookies with three different mix-ins: 1) Reese Peanut Butter Cup and chocolate chip; 2) milk chocolate and white chocolate chip; 3) Andes Mints. My favorite are the mints!

brisket for christmas

My darling Dennis smoked some delicious brisket for Christmas using his Rec Tec wood pellet grill. Beautiful smoke ring, great crust on the outside, and the juiciest meat on the inside, even the lean portions!

will ferrell and whiskey girl at toast of gaslamp 2019

OMG it's... santa samples! This ELF christmas sweater picture cracks me up! We had a blast on Dec 14 at Toast of Gaslamp which we've attended multiple times.

machu picchu at toast of gaslamp 2019

As usual, we carry around a "punch" card and each restaurant marks off the corresponding number. This was peruvian style chicken fried rice plus a drink sample from Machu Picchu.

feeding the machu picchu llama at toast of gaslamp 2019

By the way, it's my first time wearing an ugly Christmas sweater. Loving the cat with shades on this borrowed sweater (thanks sis-in-law). Yo llama, you want some of this tasty food too?

santa claws at toast of gaslamp 2019

It's Santa Claws! Even pets were feeling festive that day!

Santa Run participants at toast of gaslamp 2019

Apparently there was a Santa Run that morning and many of them came out to play after their healthy run! Love this outfit!

gaslamp bbq at toast of gaslamp 2019

One of our favorite bites was the pulled pork from Gaslamp BBQ. Nom nom.

the field irish pub at toast of gaslamp 2019

The Field Irish Pub has such a delicious Guinness Beef Stew plus that holiday mule was great!

le parfait paris at toast of gaslamp 2019

Cream puff from Le Parfait Paris. This is an amazing bakery!

There were 20 samples that day but I won't flood you with pictures. You'll have to check it out for yourself next year!

christmas cheers at toast of gaslamp 2019

Cheers for the holidays! Thank you readers for supporting Oh-So Yummy.

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