One of my favorite parts of the holiday season (and really all year around) is the baking. It’s pretty much an endless parade of baked goods in my home kitchen, both out – as I love to give them away – and in, as my friends and family are also skilled bakers whose talents benefit me greatly. And one of the key players in holiday baking has to be ginger. This golden, warming rhizome doesn’t always get the attention it deserves, and in this post I’m going to give it some time in the spotlight.
Hello again guys. With the distraction of the election behind us, I feel like I can start to focus a little more on the holiday season, which seems to be racing toward us at a blinding speed. Those of you who know me well will know that I’m not one to go into overdrive when Christmas comes around. Yes, I love the baking and wrapping presents and hanging out with friends and family, but as far as “decking my halls” goes, I try to keep it pretty low-maintenance, some might even say Spartan. For some inexplicable reason, however, the holiday spirit has overtaken me with a vengeance this year; I am looking at all the cards, garland, lights and ornaments that stores can throw at me, and I can hardly stand the wait. As a result, I am upgrading/switching out a few things in my domicile, among them being my Christmas table setting. I recently picked up a few things for it, so I wanted to share with you the contents of my Christmas table.
Being a long-time consumer of granola bars in all forms, it is an understatement to say I was surprised to notice a new concept from Quaker. As I was walking through my local supermarket the other day, I was casually perusing the granola bars and noticed that they have recently debuted the Chewy Snackwich. Baffled at the notion of a granola bar sandwich, of course I immediately had to grab a couple of boxes and try them out, so I can let you fine folks know my thoughts.