This Christmas has been one of the more joyful ones I've had in some time. Why? Because I've been using a two letter word more often:
"No" to stressing myself out just to bake every type of cookie I can.
"No" to worrying about a few of the decorations that haven't been placed around the house.
"No" to baking a homemade gingerbread house (Trader Joe's pre-baked one is wonderful!)
and have been saying "yes" more too:
"Yes" to slowing down and reflecting on all of God's good gifts I've already been given.
"Yes" to being okay with not doing it all.
"Yes" to Joy…Peace…and my imperfectness.
So one of the many decisions I've made is to allow myself to wait until after Christmas to post a new recipe.
Until then, here are a few treats that I will try to make later this week, or…maybe not. After all, sometimes saying "no" to doing something means saying "yes" to sanity and self-preservation.
But if you're looking for an easy treat or two to make for *fun*?:
Cranberry and Pistachio Biscotti:
Candied Orange Peel:
Chocolate Drizzled Macaroons: