Socks for Christmas

For the past few years I’ve analyzed the change you go through from childhood to adulthood in regards to Christmas presents.  As a child Christmas (non-religious) is all about Santa Claus coming to visit.  Naturally you start behaving better from about Thanksgiving on, the list is prepared with way too many things, and you compare…

Oh cookie exchange, you are my nemesis

One of my friends is having a cookie exchange.  I thought this would be fun and easy since I fancy myself a fairly good cookie maker.  I thought I’d pick a recipe and would make something that looked delicious and well thought out. I was wrong. I ended up working quite a bit extra this…

I’m sorry, did a reindeer throw up on your lawn?

Let me give you a visual, one that I’m sure you’re well aware of.  Think of a house at Christmastime.  A house in which the owners enjoy decorating their exterior.  A house that could be beautifully, or at least classically, adorned with glimmer and magic.  Now, instead of glimmer and magic, throw in about 5…

Christmas cookies… and a mixer story

Today felt like a day to get in the holiday spirit by listening to old Christmas songs and making my favorite Christmas cookies.  These particular cookies have no special ingredients (recipe below), are very small, don’t have the “oh my gosh they’re so good” wow factor, but there is something quite tasty about them regardless. …