Tag Archives: Christmas

Holiday Cookie Report

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! My family and I had a lovely and blessed Christmas filled with joy, relaxation, and cookies, of course! Per tradition, at Christmas we always have sugar cookies from the family recipe and gingerbread cookies, specifically ninjabreadmen, on hand. This year, I tried Fine Cooking’s gingerbread recipe with great success. The cookies […]

So long Scotland, see you in 2017!

While I had my back turned, or my nose buried in a book, or while I was wandering around that seaside town, my first semester at St Andrews stole away leaving a pile of notes on John Milton and an endless string of remembered laughs and cheer shared with friends over many, many cups of […]

Chocolate Peppermint Trifle

Merry Christmas! I hope your holiday was full of joy and the blessings of family and fellowship. My family and I had a lovely day and lots of glorious food: eggs benedict for breakfast; turkey with all of its best flavorful friends, stuffing, cranberry sauce, etc…; and, to finish off the day with a tremendous […]

Home for the Holidays & Gingerbread!

“Had I but a penny in the world, thou shouldst have it for gingerbread.” -William Shakespeare, Love’s Labours Lost These cookies−the time I spent icing them will one day be the cause of my debilitating carpal tunnel, but it will have been worth it. I love how they turned out! Their decoration was quite an operation, […]

Ham and Cheese Pastry Pockets

With Thanksgiving behind us, now is the time to prepare for Christmas (and finals, but I prefer to look ahead to Christmas at the moment). Thanksgiving break was marvelous. I spent several days lounging around my grandmother’s house watching movies with my family, enjoying scrumptious food, and knitting, a lot. Per tradition, my family watches […]