The holidays mean family, friends, and food. So many festive traditions are centered around preparing and eating food, which makes sense – the word origin of “fest” words (festival, festive) means to feast, as opposed to fast, on a religious holiday. One whiff of molasses cookies and I’m instantly five again, impatiently waiting for them to be cool enough to frost, and doing a little quality control testing to make sure they’re good enough for Santa. Coincidence that Santa and my father liked the same cookies best? I suspect not…
PepperKnit shows you how to make the cool cake stencils pictured at the top, and provides the cake recipes, too!
Simply Recipes has been featuring festive foods lately, including spritz cookies, cinnamon snap cookies, gingerbread cake, and Swedish meatballs (heck, a girl’s gotta have a little protein with all that sugar).
Hanukkah may have already passed this year, but I’ll eat potato pancakes any day. Or macaroons. Mmmmm, macaroons.
What food do you need to make it a holiday? Would it not be Christmas without a Buche du Noel or oyster stew or fruitcake? Why do we eat gingerbread houses? And Halloween really has nothing on Christmas when it comes to candy, probably because a lot of it is homemade.
I think I need to add another pound of butter to my grocery list.