This weekend went by way too fast. As I am packing my suitcase to head back to Atlanta in the morning, I can’t believe how quickly time slipped by. I think that I am still in shock that my baby sister is now in college, that I am a legitimate working adult now, and that many of my friends are either engaged or married. That is why I love coming home for Thanksgiving. It feels like even though many things change with time, certain traditions endure the years. For my family, one of these traditions is putting up the tree during the Thanksgiving break. It is usually during these precious few days that we take turns hanging ornaments, setting up the lights, and my personal favorite, setting up the toy train around it.
One tradition that I wanted to start this year was making a dessert for Thanksgiving dinner. After lots of practice and many botched pastries, I was able to pull a Thanksgiving miracle and make cookies that 1) looked like cookies and 2) tasted delicious (everyone got seconds!). This recipe was originally from Martha Stewart but I changed a couple of things. I hope it brings you as many compliments as it did me.