holiday baking

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Tastes of the Season

The great Vanech Christmas Cookie Bake-off concluded last weekend with 10 varieties baked and ready. I’ve written before about how Catherine’s tree nut and egg allergies changed the face of this annual family tradition. Lots of the old standbys — Black Walnut Crescents, Queenies, Sandies — are now just for reading. I often think, in … Continue reading

Save the last batch for me

It is time to declare the Great Christmas Cookie Bakeoff of 2012 complete. Sadly, I have fallen far short of my quota. My eyes and heart were bigger than the allotment of time on the calendar. But we will celebrate with Basil’s family in less than a week and the tree is only half-decorated, there … Continue reading