Favorite Holiday food and why?
Wow, this is a real toughie. I know many people make the same traditional meal for Christmas dinner every year. But at my house we don’t do that. We always view Christmas as a time to experiment with new, fancy recipes. My husband does a lot of the cooking at Christmas time and he’s made everything from the traditional standing rib roast and Yorkshire pudding, to beef wellington. So I’d have to say that I look forward to Christmas dinner precisely because it’s going to be a new culinary adventure. I
Dessert is always the same, though. (Because I make it.) It’s a yule log that takes two days to make from scratch. It’s almond sponge cake, with chocolate butter cream filling, semi-sweet chocolate icing, marzipan leaves, and meringue mushrooms. It’s got chocolate in it, so of course it’s yummy. Chocolate is my favorite food any time of the year.
What are you reading right now?
I just finished reading an advanced reader copy of Kim Law’s book entitled Sugar Springs. It’s a great read, set in a small town during Thanksgiving and Christmas time. It’s a reunited lovers story, and those are particular favorites. I think the book will be available in December.
What is the last thing you Googled?
The correct spelling of dragees, which are the little silver and gold sugar balls you put on gingerbread cookies. I was looking for the correct spelling because I just finished writing a blog about making gingerbread cookies for the holidays.
What makes you cringe?
Obviously sexist or racist speech that is intended to hurt and humiliate.