Chewy Molasses Cookies

These are a terrific holiday cookie, with all kinds of warm spices, and your house will smell amazing when they are baking.If you need to nudge the holidays along a it, a batch of these will do the trick.

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Pumpkin Gingerbread with Crystallized Ginger

This pumpkin gingerbread smells so good in the oven, and if you are feeling blue, or like you want the holidays to come faster and stay longer, get a pan of this going.  The marriage of ginger and molasses and pumpkin….well, that’s more like a menage a trois than a marriage, but that’s okay, we’re sticking with the metaphor.  Let’s just say it works, really well. We have always been a gingerbread family, on my paternal side.  In fact, my whole family on my father’s side were ginger people, and my grandfather, who was born in 1903, talked about the …

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