Baking is a tradition for some, harkening back to a favorite dish grandma prepared each Christmas. Baking can be considered therapeutic for some, providing a mental routine when following a recipe and allowing for creative moments with new ingredient additions.
Baking for Emma is a lifeline. This is great for her well-being, but not so exciting for our waistlines. Her current must-mass-produce-each-night bakery item is a candy cane cookie, which requires 20 minutes of candy-pounding at minimum.
Finals’ Week = Confection Annihilation
To save my sanity, I discovered a less labor intensive recipe HERE that I hope will be acceptable now that school has moved into holiday schedule.
Emma also enjoys decorating her bakery deliciousness, so when we were offered an opportunity to visit Hotel Granduca in Houston for a cookie decorating party hosted by USO Houston, we gladly accepted. We arrived a little late, imagine that, so we were given our own table. I was extremely grateful to have my tribe at one table and separated from the group, but I must remember that delayed arrivals are not a good practice…… *whispering* but it’s hard when I’m rewarded like this.
We were given several decoration ideas from the top chef, but as Emma was putting the final touches on her first masterpiece, the chef came over and nodded while his assistant commented that her cookie was just as good, if not better, than his.
Linking up with Project.12 for this month’s theme: tradition. Other participants are Tammy Smith Photography in Alaska and Simply B Photos in Florida and Winsor Photography in Utah. Also linking up with Titus 2sday.
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