Simple Pleasure of the Week: Holiday Baking

My mom and I used to bake all the time when I was little. We baked so many cookies. I even had my own special apron, with pockets long enough to fit my barbies. The time I spent working as a child and family therapist taught me the importance of rituals and traditions for children, for families, for us all. I still think fondly of the time I spend holiday baking with my mom and those experiences are something I will pass onto my children. There's something special about holiday baking. It's a full sensory experience as you mix the ingredients, smell the scent of the treats as they bake in the oven, and then finally get to bite into them. Holiday baking is this week's simple pleasure. Happy holidays!