Thursday, December 15, 2011


“Mom, when are we doing the Christmas cookies...?”

My six year old doesn't miss a thing. Of course we will do the cookies. And the apple cider. And the artichoke dip...

Christmas is a time of traditions and many of these revolve around cuisine. There is something about oral sensory; something comforting. The familiar taste brings us back to family. My thought to you this season is to take the time and keep your food traditions, whatever they are! Do you make Gingerbread Houses? Crepes on Christmas morning? Your kids will not remember specific toys you purchase for them, but they will remember that Mom always made special hot cocoa on Christmas Eve and read stories to them. I remember my Mom made this amazing cranberry sauce; she still does.

Merry Christmas from my kitchen to yours,