Monthly Archives: December 2012

Shark Hat

I undertook to make a shark hat for my nephew Ben for Christmas this year.  I had made an outrageous owl hat for Kira, and my sister let me know that Ben is “ok” with having animal hats.  This was, … Continue reading

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Naan

Naan (pronounced: non) is a traditional Indian flatbread that is really really delicious.  It’s a yeast bread, so prepare for the process to take much of the day (not all hands-on). Yield: about 10  5″ diameter naan Time:  about 1 … Continue reading

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Poor Man’s Turtles

These are the simplest, most delicious candies ever!  Just be careful- it’s easy to over-melt them, and that results in a very delicious-but-sticky caramel mess, not great for parties. Ingredients: chocolate-covered caramels (Rolo or similar) pretzels – ideally the same … Continue reading

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Cream Wafers

These have been at family parties as long as I can remember.  They are up there on the top of my “Favorite Christmas Cookie” list and they also top the list for “Most Labor-Intensive Christmas Cookie” so I make lots … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Ritz Cookies

These things are Tim’s favorite Christmas cookie, and a real insult to my skill as a baker.  However, because they are his favorite, easy to make, and super delicious, I make a whole bunch each year. Ingredients: Ritz-type butter crackers … Continue reading

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