A friend departed post recently, and she gifted me some leftover baking supplies. Rummaging through my kitchen cabinets trying to find some storage space (Remember all that pancake mix? It takes up a lot of space.), I stumbled upon two large jars of Nutella that I don’t even remember packing into our consumables.
Despite what I said last week about not having the time or energy to bake Christmas cookies, I broke down. Kail and I, with the assistance of our friend Christine, baked and decorated an s-ton of sugar and gingerbread cookies.
Spooky Spider Cupcakes.Kail and I spent the entire night baking Halloween treats to share at work. But these spider cupcakes have been a year in the making.
Kail bought me (a signed copy of!) The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook for Christmas. Sadly, all of the recipes went untested for nearly two months thanks to working running laziness on my part.Buttered popcorn cookies: Sweet + salty = yum!
Not long ago Kail and I had our first guests over for dinner since arriving to post. We invited our friends, another USAID couple, because although they got to San Salvador a week or so before us, they had been living in temporary housing. So we thought they might appreciate a home-cooked meal.
Christmas cookies.Yesterday I hosted my fourth annual cookie exchange — and the first of what I hope will be many overseas editions. For those of you who are unfamiliar with cookie exchanges, also known as cookie swaps (i.e. men), each attendee brings bags of home-baked cookies for everyone in attendance, plus a few to shareContinue reading “Cookie Exchange, Salvadoran Edition”
(Recipe from Baking Boy Bait)