By Patty Pie
One of my earliest memories of the Christmas season is sitting on the counter licking the remnants of No Bake Cookies off a wooden spoon while my Mom, older Sister and Aunt swirled around our tiny kitchen preparing for Christmas company. The bounty of baking appeared like a Christmas miracle out of my Mom’s brand spankin’ new Avocado Green range.
Along with the cookies and squares there were pies. Pies and pies and more pies! Apple, lemon meringue, raisin, chocolate and rhubarb! Everyone’s favorite pie was baked from scratch complete with a flaky crust made with lard. Yup, you heard me right, I said lard. I still think that lard makes the flakiest pie crust (I curse the day I heard about the evils of too much saturated fat!). Now where was I? Oh yes. Warm Christmas baking memories! Nowadays, Christmas baking is still one of our favorite Christmas traditions. I still leave the pie making to Grandma, because her pies are the best, but the rest of us bake cookies, fudge, tarts and whatever else tickles our fancy.
With Holiday season here we thought it would be a great time to swap recipes. Post your favorites. Sweet or savory, old family recipe or new. Share the recipes you love. If you know the source of the recipe please be sure to give credit to the author. If you have a picture of your dish please send it along to Pattypie@imperfectwomen.com and we’ll post it. From Sufganiyot to Snicker Doodles, we can’t wait to see your recipes and hear about your family’s traditions!
Just to add to the fun, we have 10 fabulous lightweight reusable Imperfect Women Shopping Bags that we will be giving away in a random draw. Post your recipe and you’ll be automatically entered to win. You’ll be the envy of all your friends with one of these fashionable bags featuring the new Imperfect Women logo. Well ok, maybe you won’t be the envy of all your friends, but you’ll at least be kind to the environment when you bring your own bag shopping!
About the Author:
Patty is a busy Mom of 2 with a background in TV and Film production, and Information Technology. She is a champion of the underdog. She loves good food and to laugh out loud. She still hasn’t decided what she is going to be when she grows up. She’ll let you know when she does.