Early American Christmas Cookies

The history behind American Christmas traditions is an eye opener.  So far, I’ve learned that in Colonial America at least, Christmas celebrations were even punishable if you lived in Puritan New England. Traditions in general varied from colony to colony, depending on who settled there.  They were definitely not the colorful, over the top celebrations […]

Continue Reading

White Poinsettia Spritz Cookies

Poinsettias Are Here! One thing I love about the weeks leading up to Christmas is that grocery stores like Giant and Safeway (if you’re from Northern Virginia!), stores like Walmart, mega stores like Costco, and home improvement stores like Home Depot and Lowes start selling loads of  poinsettias.  Large or small, they are such a […]

Continue Reading

Glazed Christmas Spritz Cookies

Iced Christmas Spritz Cookies are bit-sized cookies that take a bit of time and patience–because the recipe makes so many of them–but they are delicious and so very cute! These cookies are a nice break from traditional, spicy gingerbread or those deliciously decadent desserts that usually top the Christmas list. The special equipment you’ll need […]

Continue Reading