I’m not one much for making things with my own hands. The most creative I tend to be is when my fingers dance across a keyboard. Now, there are somethings I have tried to accomplish over the years, however, to no avail and to not much success. Although, cooking and baking are something I do enjoy, I tend to use more box then scratch.
My Grandma Teddy, however, that woman, oh, I don’t think there was ever anything she didn’t make from scratch, at least in the kitchen. (translation: She made everything from scratch).
I have memories of walking into her house, the smells permeating from the kitchen were divine. Christmas time brought pies and cakes, but most of all, the plates of snickerdoodles.
Now, if you don’t know what a proper snickerdoodle is, I am so sorry for you luck. Those things they package and sell don’t even come close. The pure sugar and cinnamon delight that gets stuck in the shortening that is currently coating the inside of your mouth while the cookie just melts away is a pleasure I think everyone should have. Continue reading Of Snickerdoodles and Lemon Meringue Pies…