Best of 2009: Gift

The ongoing “Best of 2009″ idea continues with: Gift. What’s a gift you gave yourself this year that has kept on giving?


Baking knowledge is my gift. Cookies especially. They bring people together. They bring a smile to someone’s face. You can let someone know you’re thinking of them as they eat it. You only need a few ingredients to make a LOT of happiness. Cookies (specifically for me chocolate chip) are the best gift ever. As with any gift, moderation is (unfortunately) the key. So don’t always just give a plate and walk away. Bag a handful up with some fun or silly, or creative wrapping and write a little note. If they truly are tasty, it gives you all another reason to get together again. “You know Pepper, your cookies are always so fluffy. I can’t wait til you make more!”

I know I should learn more this year, and I do have some recipes I am dying to try. But it’s always helpful to have an ace in your pocket to cheer someone up. 🙂

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