The tree in the den is up, the weather has turned cold, and if that’s not enough, the calendar declares it is time for confecting to commence.
Yes, that is a real word, so bring on the baking and candy making. Middle child’s eyes lit up when he saw the towering stack of pecan and walnut bags on the counter a couple weeks ago. He knows it means major snackage is coming. It’s no wonder this is called the most wonderful time of the year.
I have always loved baking, and Christmas is the perfect excuse to make an unholy amount of sweet treats to share. Not your run-of-the-mill cookies, these are once-a-year treats, made with love using recipes handed down from family and friends. If I play my cards right, I can optimize the use of my kitchen appliances and oven to keep everything moving assembly-line style and have it all “in the can” in short order.
This Wednesday I’ll post a few of my all-time favorite holiday recipes, and I hope you and yours enjoy them if you try them out.