Monthly Archives: December 2010

Keeping the Christmas [Cookie] Spirit Alive

It just isn’t Christmas at my house until the sugar cookie dough gets rolled out. I always use an old fashioned recipe from one of my mom’s cookbooks that’s practically falling apart at the seems. That sweet, slightly almondy smell … Continue reading

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My dad celebrated his 65th birthday just a few weeks ago and naturally I requested to make a cake for him. Well, let me rephrase that — I declared, “I”m making a cake for you.” I don’t really give people … Continue reading

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Cookie for You, Cookie for Me

The bustling holiday season is upon us and with it comes the packed lineup of festivities and ´╗┐´╗┐seemingly endless parade of decadent sweets and treats. A cookie exchange is the perfect way to combine those two holiday staples: parties and … Continue reading

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Scarlet and Gray…Chocolate and Peanut Butter. Some things are just meant to go together. My central Ohio upbringing makes me a Buckeye fan by default. Buckeye in this sense means several different things. It’s the Ohio State University mascot, the … Continue reading

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