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Homemade Gifts: Toffee Bars with White Chocolate

Toffee Bars

Our former neighbor and dear family friend, Liz, is renowned for the plates of cookies that she prepares annually at Christmas. As kids, my sister and I would fight over our favorites, and they would – reliably, mysteriously – disappear in the night time. Blame the straying fingers of elves or a hungry Santa Claus […]


Rosemary Cookies and Drive-by Mitzvahs

Rosemary Cookies

Baking huge quantities of Christmas cookies is a new tradition for me. The first year I did it, I severely sprained my ankle while running down the stairs to let guests (helper elves) in. That year I learned the joys of being whisked through the airport in a wheelchair and bypassing security lines owing to […]