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December 11, 2012


Wonderful memories! I know you could taste them as you wrote the post.

Oh, Margene! Thanks so much for sharing . . . your memories, your recipe, your Christmases past. Such a lovely post -- and bursting with love!

Your memories are wonderful, thanks for sharing them and your pictures, too. I'm going to try your mom's recipe for sugar cookies!

What a treasure!! First, thanks for sharing that wonderful memory of your terrific Mom. Thank you for sharing her recipe with us. I think we grew up in a special era for children. And, what kind of doll are you sitting next to? When I was 5 I got a Revlon doll and she looked almost exactly like your doll except she had dark hair!! Hugs, Sweet One!

What a lovely post, thank you.

Thanks for sharing your lovely memories of baking with your mom. :)

What great pictures. Thanks for sharing - you have wonderful Christmas memories!

I loved all the photos, especially the one of your first Christmas. Was the tree in the bedroom or did your family live in a one room apartment? There must be a story about that photo. From the looks of all the toys under the tree, I assume you were a very good girl that year. :)

That was such a lovely post. I really enjoyed all the pictures. I'm a sucker for old family photos.

The photos in your post reminded me of my own childhood. What kind of doll is in the chair with you? it looks familiar.

Look how cute you were!

Oh lovely!! Thank you. ;)

My maternal grandmother was a fabulous cook and baker, but neither my mother or I have that gene. Neither one of us has any kind of success with anything involving a rolling pin, so when we made sugar cookies, we used a recipe that had you roll the raw dough into a little ball, place it on the baking sheet, and then smash it flat with a glass dipped in sugar. They were wonderfully sweet, and at Christmas, my mom would get all fancy and buy red and green sugar to dip the glass in.

What a wonderful post Margene! You've brought back memories of my Nana - the best baker ever - and her lemon meringue pie. What I wouldn't do for another slice of that. I'm going to give your Mom's recipe a try too!

Fabulous post and photos! Thanks for the recipe!!

Your Mom's sugar cookie recipe looks great and your photos are amazing! Thanks for sharing these lovely memories!

Oh my, this post brought back so many childhood memories. And those cookies sound much like my mom's sugar cookies which were labelled 'Mom's Sugar Cookies', meaning they were grandmother's. Soft, tender and never, ever baking till they were brown. I'd whip some up just now, if I wasn't afraid of umpty-dozen of those delights in my house. Thank you for such a marvelous memory-filled post.

Thanks for this post! I have great memories of my ace-baker mom making dozens and dozens of fabulous Christmas cookies. It was always so thrilling when we were actually allowed to eat them after the days and days of baking. Candy Canes, Christmas Trees, Lemon Coconut Drops, Orange Refrigerator Cookies and so many more. One year we made chocolate cookie-press camels with silver ball eyes. The most delicious were Kupfel, the rolled crescent-shaped jam-filled cookies that she had learned from her mother. Even though she passed the recipe on to all of us, it is only my sister Trish who seems to be able to recreate the magic:)

It's like we had the same mom! My favorite pie is Lemon Meringue as well and I would ask for it instead of cake for my birthday sometimes. That and her pound cake, which is beyond compare, I've never had any like it. She made so many cookies and so much fudge for the holidays and would store it all in containers in the garage where we supposed to leave them, not eat! We spent a lot of time sneaking cookies. She still makes so many of them, along with that bread with the dried fruit in it, I love that! Loved. I won't be baking this year, I've decided finally that the cheat isn't really worth it. Makes me sad.....Time to search for things I can eat.

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