Creating Memories with Christmas Traditions

Creating Memories with Christmas Traditions

Crunch. Crunch. Crunch. My feet take me across the new layer of snow blanketing the path from the house to the birdfeeders. It’s my first path making of the season. The night before freezing rain had added to a fresh layer of snowfall, causing the icy layer from which...
The Intriguing History of Holiday Gingerbread Cookies

The Intriguing History of Holiday Gingerbread Cookies

Who doesn’t love combining ginger and molasses. I especially love it in cookies and cakes. I have always thought “gingerbread” referred to the cake-like creation, baked in an 8” X 8” pan. Why it is called “bread” I never questioned. Further, I never questioned why...
There’s No Resisting the Holy Grail of a Jewish Feast

There’s No Resisting the Holy Grail of a Jewish Feast

This week, my Texan twitter friends spun a thread in a chat proclaiming brisket as a “Texas” thing. Texas can take credit for many things, but honest to goodness, brisket cannot be one of them. Let me tell you; I stood my ground as any true brisket lover should. I...