I don’t know about you, but when I am stressed I try to go to my Happy Place, and my Happy Place is the kitchen! I was raised in my grandmother’s and mother’s kitchen where they both cooked simple but wonderful and tasty food. So when I need to refocus I cook comfort food! This week, our kitchen smelled very good with aromas of stew simmering, cookies and muffins baking.
When this time of year arrives, I feel the nostalgia of Christmases past. I just remember the cakes and cookies my Mom and Grandmother were making. Hmm, the smell of the kitchen, the joy of the feast to come and the anticipation of parties and family gatherings. I have fond memories of two special recipes my mom made for us.