5 days of christmas cookies: gingersnaps

Gingersnaps are one of the most popular cookies my mom makes during the holidays every year. She quadruples the recipe, to start, and often has to make more before Christmas. They are the perfect version of a gingersnap: crunchy around the edges but still soft in the center. Additionally, they are great cookies to make... Continue Reading →

5 days of christmas cookies: cinnamon nut crescents/balls

For the second recipe in my holiday cookie series, I'm not sure what the cookies should actually be called. They can be made using either walnuts or pecans -- my mom uses pecans and I use walnuts, partly because they are much easier to find than pecans! The cookies can also be shaped into balls... Continue Reading →

easy american style pancakes

I love pancakes. Growing up, my mom would often make large batches of pancakes (or waffles) for the houseful of kids who were inevitably around on the weekends. American pancakes are thicker and fluffier than the pancakes served in many other countries. Using Bisquick makes everything very easy, but as we have none here, I... Continue Reading →

fast and easy almond cookies

I love cookies and am always on the lookout for new recipes, especially new almond cookie recipes, because almond is Grant's favorite. Way back when we were in language training at FSI, he once had a particularly long day, so I decided to bake him cookies as a surprise. Knowing I didn't have almond paste... Continue Reading →

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