My mother, her sisters, and their mom were all very handy around the kitchen – but it’s their combined skills with desserts that I remember most.
One of my aunts was well known around her farming community for the beautiful wedding cakes she created; my mom and her other sister each made delicious cookies, candy and cakes, all from scratch; and many of the recipes originated with their mother.
Visiting Nebraska as a child, I remember the wonderful aromas that routinely came out of my grandmother’s kitchen.
Even now, so many years later, memories of Christmas past always conjure up the special homemade treats that appeared each year at our house. The economy this year has many rediscovering the joys of creating wonderful edible gifts. Cookies, in particular, seem always to be welcome…and they’re not difficult to make!
Maybe you’re in the “baking spirit” and looking for some new recipes for delicious cookies. Following are two of our family’s favorites. Enjoy! Read more…