I'm not ignoring the blog. Nor am I ignoring cooking. But like every year, it seems the holidays rushed in like a bullet train and I blinked and Christmas is only days away. So forgive me for not keeping up with posting.
And about that cooking, or in this case, baking. My bright idea was to bake a whole bunch of different cookies and edible presents for friends and family this year. So I spent days pouring through magazines, cookbooks, blogs, looking for just the right goodies and treats to make. I picked ten. Yes you read that right, TEN.Ten different items that I had never made before. Wanna guess how that is going? What was I thinking?? Lets just say if it reads "Makes 36 cookies" figure you'll get about 20. Short bread and me don't mix (and I picked no less than three different shortbread type cookies). I've thrown away every batch of "spiced" nuts I've tried to make (so if you get a bag of plain mixed nuts you'll understand why). And I've learned that egg nog mixed with a healthy dose of rum is a lifesaver (though it doesn't really go well with getting that chocolate perfectly on those peanut butter balls). Sigh. Next year I think I'll stick to just three recipes, none of them shortbread and all will get a trial run in July!!