Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Sugar, Spice And Everything Nice...

When I was a very young child, my mother could not wait to start her yearly holiday baking tradition.  Over the years, she had collected hundreds of different recipes from friends and family.  She meticulously copied them onto index cards or if she had clipped them from magazines carefully glued them onto the back of a card.  Over the years she had her "old standby" favorites and usually added one or two to the year's bake.

Since I grew up in the early 60's, strange things crept into some of her baked goods.  Example... an unbaked fruit cake made with crushed graham crackers, candied fruit and nuts, all stuck together with melted marshmallows, yeah, not my favorite.  Or the cookies made with those dry canned chow mein noodles, and melted chocolate chips. Actually my mother was a great cook and baker, so to be fair, there was only a few of these strange concoctions that she just "had to try".

Then there were the good ones... Spritz, Swedish Tea Cakes, Orange Gumdrop Cookies, Gingerbread Spice Cookies, and best of all FUDGE!!!

Even though mom has not been with us for years, every holiday season I remember us all getting together and spending a whole day baking (back when I lived in California) cookies and making candy.  Mom always had a big pot of soup ready for dinner after the baking was all finished.

That was many years ago, now that we just finished our 7th Holiday Market and baked thousands of cookies... 8,095 to be exact, we are ready for a bit of a break.

Happy New Year! Thanks
for the Sweet Memories

It's time to turn the page on the calendar and welcome a new year....hard to believe, isn't it? As we end our baking cycle for this year, we want to take this opportunity to say thanks forr the great support we've received from our wonderful (and loyal) customers. We've had a great year and we hope to repeat it in 2013. We'll be taking a short break from regular weekly baking, but we're available for special orders and projects.Got something in us at 360-720-1937 to see what we might do for you.