For many of us, holiday baking is in full swing. Thanksgiving has come and gone and Christmas is only 17 days away… yikes!
In the minds of many foodies, myself included, ideas are being formed about cookie shapes, pie fillings and bar flavorings. Before too long those ideas will evolve into solid plans, and sooner or later, a list will be started for those items essential to holiday baking.
Every year I make the same, lengthy handwritten list of essential holiday baking ingredients, and yes, while it is a small part of the fun (I love checking items off!), it does take a lot of time. In addition, something inevitably gets forgotten, causing stress, wasted time and a little bit of the crazy to come out on baking day!