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Cranberry Apricot Almond Sweet Bread Twist

Cranberry Apricot Almond Sweet Bread Twist

I hope this finds you well in spite of recent sobering events we are all trying to make sense of — if that is even possible.   I’m working to find inspiration in the most unlikely places and grasp tightly, acknowledging feelings of guilt for those […]

Mexican Butter Cookies

Mexican Butter Cookies

It’s that time of year, isn’t it?  That rush-about-hustle-bustle-get-everything-done-on-time time of year, and it’s more that than it ever has been here.  A week ago, I was in bed recovering from knee surgery, and today, a week later, feeling pretty good about my physical therapy […]

And so this is Christmas…

And so this is Christmas…

The past week has been a whirlwind of activity with Christmas flying by at an unprecedented rate and leaving me wondering if it actually happened.  A glance around the house suggests otherwise as remnants of opened presents and ingredients for meals enjoyed with family lie here and there, waiting to be tucked into their rightful places.  Certainly, I’m not Martha.

Between Thanksgiving and the end of January, our family celebrates five birthdays and three wedding anniversaries, now that my mother has recently married at the amazing age of 72.  Although these occasions do add to the festivities, they can leave me feeling a bit winded and craving days where time allows for the anticipation of fun.  I still haven’t lost my interest in holiday projects, but this year, after purchasing materials for a wreath, still have those materials sitting in a closet untouched.  I suppose there is still time to consider that I, too, might some day be a domestic maven and prepare things well in advance of their need.

There’s always next year, isn’t there?

I hope that your holidays thus far have been safe and memorable, that the calories you’ve ingested have been from truly exceptional food,  and that you haven’t had to choose a new belt notch for comfort.

Now…what should I make with the rest of that enormous roast we made for Christmas Eve?

Dorie Greenspan’s Spice Roll-Out Cookies

Dorie Greenspan’s Spice Roll-Out Cookies

At this time of year in particular, when stopping by to visit the site of someone who lives in a more northern region of the country, I’m often indulged with engaging scenes and descriptions of wintery weather.  Narratives filled with tantalizing visions of powdery snow, […]

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

At this lovely time of year, I hope that you're safe, warm, with those you most love, and that your taste buds are more than satisfied. Thank you so much for making this a special place for me to visit each day.  I've struggled a […]