Publication date: December 26, 2007
Publication: Vue Weekly
December arrived without fair warning: by the time I noticed, the holiday season was in full swing. Not only was I behind on buying gifts, I was seriously behind on my Christmas baking. Normally I take the time to make a variety of Christmas cookies, squares and goodies, but this year I was short on time.
I love spending time in the kitchen whipping up homemade treats, and I love the reaction that people have when they know I’ve taken the time to make something especially for them. I wasn’t quite ready to go from gift wrapping my own chocolate-covered pretzels to buying a box of Purdy’s chocolates, but I found a happy medium. There are several wonderful independent bakeries willing to make, bake and wrap baked treats for me.