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‘Tis the season for gingerbread cookies

| Dec 6 2016 - 12:19pm | Comments

The holiday season is dominated by tradition. Families typically have their own unique traditions, but certain practices are so widely popular that they have become synonymous with the holiday season. Such is the case with certain foods, including gingerbread cookies. Gingerbread cookies can be enjoyed year-round, but many people only enjoy this tasty treat during the holiday season. For those who can’t wait to indulge in gingerbread cookies this year, consider this recipe for “Soft Glazed Gingerbread” from Elisabeth M. Prueitt and Chad Robertson’s “Tartine” (Chronicle Books).

  1. Posted: Dec 6 2016 - 12:19pm

    The holiday season is dominated by tradition. Families typically have their own unique traditions, but certain practices are so widely popular that they have become synonymous with the holiday season. Such is the case with certain foods, including gingerbread cookies. Gingerbread cookies can be enjoyed year-round, but many people only enjoy this tasty treat during the holiday season. For those who can’t wait to indulge in gingerbread cookies this year, consider this recipe for “Soft Glazed Gingerbread” from Elisabeth M. Prueitt and Chad Robertson’s “Tartine” (Chronicle Books).

  2. | Posted: Dec 6 2016 - 12:05am

    Holidays equal platters and tins of festive-looking cookies. Cookies with colored icing, cookies with sprinkles, cookies with fillings, cookies with layers.

  3. | Posted: Dec 6 2016 - 12:05am

    I remember the first party I ever hosted. I was 5 and my mom invited all of my kindergarten girlfriends and their moms for a holiday singing gathering. We knoshed on homemade cookies dunked in hot cocoa made from packets of powder dissolved in boiling water. Standing there around our piano, surrounded by tiny off-key singers with crumby, smiling mouths and steamy chocolate breath, I fell in love with hospitality. I felt in my heart the joy of feeding people, especially around the holidays. Joy to the world, indeed.

  4. Posted: Dec 6 2016 - 12:05am

    Holiday baking is a tradition that stretches through time. What person doesn’t look forward to the treats the season brings? Cookies are often gifted to friends and family members, and they usually help complete the dessert offerings after the holiday meal.

  5. | Posted: Dec 6 2016 - 12:05am

    I have always loved peppermint and chocolate together and peppermint bark is my favorite way to eat it.

  6. | Posted: Dec 5 2016 - 9:28am

    The holidays are the perfect chance to show off special serveware and update your kitchen with a cool new platter or tray.

  7. Posted: Dec 2 2016 - 12:05am

    MOSS LANDING, Calif. — A friendly otter joined a couple celebrating a birthday in Northern California by jumping into one of their kayaks and making itself at home, rolling around and even nibbling on some shoes.

  8. | Posted: Nov 30 2016 - 12:05am

    GARDNER, Kan. — Motion-activated cameras intended to capture images of mountain lions in a Kansas park have instead snapped pictures of pranksters dressed as animals, monsters and Santa Claus.

  9. | Posted: Nov 29 2016 - 12:05am

    How do you transform a tough, less expensive cut of meat into something tender and delicious? You braise it!

  10. Posted: Nov 28 2016 - 12:05am

    MESA, Ariz. — An Arizona woman who accidentally texted a stranger an invitation to Thanksgiving dinner made good on her offer, greeting the teen visitor with a hug and an oven full of food after their story swept through social media.

  11. | Posted: Nov 27 2016 - 12:05am

    This season, faux furs, wools and other softly textured materials are giving holiday decor a cozy, festive feel.

  12. | Posted: Nov 27 2016 - 12:05am

    Making your own ornaments and decorations for the holidays has its own rewards — the need to create is strong in many of us — but it feels particularly good to dig out your art supplies at this time of year.

  13. | Posted: Nov 25 2016 - 8:35am

    When it comes to a quick dinner, every cook could use a helping hand.

  14. | Posted: Nov 22 2016 - 1:49pm

    As the days grow shorter, my cooking leans toward comfort. Be forewarned, I like my comfort food with a bit of flair and plenty of warm cheese. Freshly shredded, it improves any macaroni and cheese. Vegetable and bean soups come into their own with a garnish of grated hard cheese. Even hot dogs taste better stuffed with cheese wrapped in bacon and grilled. A grilled cheese sandwich, made with hearty bread and sweet butter always satisfies.

  15. Posted: Nov 22 2016 - 12:05am

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — Much of the foam that spewed out of a Northern California airport hangar and flooded a city street appears to be gone.