Ingredient: brown sugar

Orange Spritz Cookies

I love making spritz cookies - these are the kind of cookies you make using a cookie press. They're pretty easy to make. It took me a while to get the hand of the cookie press. I've been making them for years now, but I have to admit that at first - my spritz cookies really didn't resemble anything. They just kinda looked like blobs. Now, the first few years I made spritz cookies, I make plain ones. Then I discovered this recipe. I never looked back.

Wassail Cider

All through college I sang in a Madrigal choir and, of course, we always did a big Madrigal dinner at the beginning of December each year. Four nights of performances during which a huge roast beef four-course meal was served, medieval dances performed, a fake Boar's Head was carried through the room while we sang the Boar's Head processional and...of course - we sang Wassailing carols while hot Wassail was served.