Over the next twelve days, as in the twelve days of Christmas…there are going to be more cookies baked, more drinks served, and more food plans made than any other time of year except maybe, just MAYBE, Thanksgiving. It’s the time of year when the family bakers and cooks really shine.
But everyone, good or bad, experienced or novices, all start with a recipe. A bad recipe is just that, a bad recipe. Good recipes are often hoarded by secretive cooks, often even taken to the grave with them, either by accident or deliberate choice. For those who are the cook’s audience, the eaters, that is a huge tragedy.
You didn’t know there was so much drama happening in the kitchen, did you?
Forget soap operas, that’s child’s play compared to the drama, mystique, and espionage being conducted daily on the recipe front in the kitchen.
For decades, I have been making jokes online about the lengths I go to to protect my 1001 cornbread recipes, and I’m STILL not going to share them with you today. Instead, this is just a teaser.
I AM going to spend the next twelve days sharing recipes with you that are sure to light up your holiday baking and cooking. Real recipes that we really treasure, even if they aren’t “secret recipes.” I’ll even tell you where they came from, if I know. These are the recipes that represent my own family’s history via the kitchen.
Just not the secret cornbread recipes.
I’ll share the bonbon recipes, the toffee recipes, I’ll ask my mom for her delicious coffee fudge recipe, the Rembrandt’s Torte recipe that I made for my daughter by request for her 14th birthday, even my plum pudding recipe for the pudding I’ll be steaming for Christmas Day. Oh, and the orange rolls that I ate Christmas morning as a child, and I made for my own children for Christmas morning most years. I can’t share ALL of my Christmas specials in twelve days…but I’ll share a lot of them with you. All you need to do is either subscribe to the blog OR remember to come back and check for the recipes.
Not the cornbread recipes!