I started off today in the office exchanging messages on Facebook with a colleague who was on a bus – it was unintentionally stalker-like to see her progress as her public transport made its way to different parts of the city, and I could track her, thinking, “Oh, she must have stopped responding because she is walking up the path to the office now…”. In any case, our conversation started the day off on the right foot because it sparked laughter. And, as Robyn Hitchcock sings, “Nothing clings to you like laughter…“. Too true.
I also noted that the 24 kinds of baked goods that I brought to the office yesterday – the logistical nightmare that that was – has been reduced and fits nicely on two long tables instead of three. Progress!
The final list of stuff baked and brought along with links to recipes (where they exist – some I was making for the first time so will post in new posts in the coming days)…
CHRISTMAS M&M COOKIES (I know this links to a white chocolate macadamia cookie recipe, but I have been using it for M&M cookies for a while – prefer it to the one I used to use. Just eliminate the macadamia and white chocolate and put M&Ms in instead!)
VANILLA ORANGE ALMOND BISCOTTI
TART CHERRY & PINE NUT BISCOTTI
THUMBPRINTS (WALNUTS & CHERRY)
RUSSIAN TEA CAKES (ALMOND)
MAPLE PECAN COOKIES
RAFFAELLO CANDY CUPCAKES (ALMOND, COCONUT)
BROWN SUGAR CUPCAKES W/ MAPLE FROSTING AND CANDIED BACON
GUINNESS CUPCAKES W/ BAILEYS FROSTING
OREO CHOCOLATE COOKIES-AND-CREAM CUPCAKES