So shortly after I finished my Christmas cards and ornaments, I moved on to baking, baking, baking. I have a Wilton cookie press that I only break out for the holidays, so I dusted it off and filled it with vanilla sugar cookie dough. I sprinkled cinnamon sugar on the cookies and baked them--and then repeated the process for the next few days.
Christmas for me doesn't only represent an Americana tradition; it also reminds me of growing up in a Jamaican household. So along with egg nog and sugar cookies in the shapes of Christmas trees, I also feel the urge to make traditional Jamaican holiday fare. ( Collapse )
Now that I have these things in the works, it reminds me that my move from New York (little JA) to Atlanta has introduced me the the pleasures of Southern cooking, but when it comes to feeling truly domestic, truly like a homemaker, it's my Jamaican taste that wants to be sated. So while I'm still loving Martha Stewart, I'm also loving Aunty Dolly and Cousin Hyacinth for their delicious contributions to my ideas about the holidays and home.
If you look closely, you can see my Martha-inspired ornaments too! So tell me friends, what are you doing this week to feel domestic? How are you enjoying your home this holiday season?