Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Baking Under Way!

What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace. ~Agnes M. Pahro

My daughter and I have been making plans for our big holiday baking day.  She's 12 this year, and has been thumbing through the cookbooks and magazines for her choices.  We've also been asking friends what their favorite cookie is, and we already have our decorative bags and gift tags. It's fun having a full fledged baking partner to help during the holidays:)

In the midst of our planning I realized I hadn't done my yearly check of our baking ingredients, which led to an idea for an article on how important it is to pay attention to the shelf life of items such as flour, cocoa, baking soda and baking powder.  I did some research and wrote the article, which you'll find here:

I hope your Christmas baking and gift buying is going well!