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Holiday Tradition

Wayne Thiebaud, Untitled, 1963, Ink wash in blue and black

This year my mom & I revamped our usual Christmas cookies recipes, for a whole new selection of delectables, inspired by the recent purchase of The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, authored by the talented and eloquent creator of smittenkitchen.com. This year we undertook, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies, Gooey Cinnamon Squares, Brownie Roll-Out Cookies, and Alex’s Chocolate Raspberry Rugelach. The Smitten Kitchen even took over our Christmas Day meals this year, with Perelman’s genius New York Breakfast Casserole (the most perfect combination of bagel, cream cheese, onion, tomatoes and eggs you could ever imagine) and Bloody Mary’s for breakfast, and Sweet Peas and Shell Alfredo for a decadent Christmas dinner. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday, filled with traditions both new and old!

The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, Good Old Modern

Christmas Cookies, Good Old Modern


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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all! I’ll be enjoying a quiet and comfy morning in with the family. Wishing you all a wonderful day filled with friends and family, good food, and plenty of Christmas cookies.

Nicolas Clerihew Bentley, Male figure study for a scene from “A Christmas Carol”, 1925–78, Pen and black ink over graphite

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Christmas Tree

Rockwell Kent, Pine Boughs and Bees, ca. 1950, Gouache

Though our apartment doesn’t allow real Christmas trees, we’ll make-do with our miniature version this year! One week until Christmas!

Christmas Tree

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The Art of Giving

Christmas has snuck up as always! The husband and I both took Monday
off this week for some intensive holiday shopping, but there is still plenty
of wrapping and baking left to do before Christmas arrives. We have a
friend’s holiday party tonight, and are ready to get into the holiday spirit!
—Some last minute gift ideas for the artist or art lover in each of us—


The Art of Giving

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First Snow

We finally saw our first flurries of snow, on our ride home from the husband’s office Holiday party last night. It is officially beginning to feel like the holidays!

Rockwell Kent, Snow laden pines, 1950, Gouache on board

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