While I’ve been serious about baking for almost three years, I’ve been serious about music for so much longer. I can remember my first concert (The Spice Girls), and the first CD I received from my dad for my eighth birthday (The Beach Boys, "Endless Summer").
My taste in music has changed over the years. Typically when I bake, I’m listening to my Frank Sinatra Pandora station, or country music (figure that one out). If I’m baking in the evening, Frank is wonderful background music -- throw in a glass of red wine and it’s pretty much the ideal evening. Country music is perfect for when I'm baking during the day and need to listen to something a little more fun and upbeat that I can sing along to -- no shame.
But there's one time of year I am 100 percent consistent in my music selection: the holidays. This is the only time I know I can overplay my favorite songs without fear of soon hating them. (Okay, fine, by December 26 I want nothing to do with Christmas music, but December 1 through December 25, I’m all for it.)
Now that I’m feeling festive and the holiday orders are coming in fast and furious, I have created what I believe to be the best mix of both genres (and don’t worry, a few others too). How, you ask? Check it out! Click below to listen to my Ultimate Holiday Baking Playlist, and get bakin'!