Food and the holidays go hand-in-hand. Holiday cooking magazines are among the first signs of an approaching holiday season. Sumptuous desserts, winsome cookies, glowing turkeys warm our images of Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year.
Here's a suggestion that can simplify the holiday bake-feast: a baking specialty. One baked good -cake or cookie or tea bread or candy- that you make each year, in bulk, and give to everyone with a flourish that proclaims it a speciality.