Last year, one of my friends made me a little picture book entitled ‘The Jew Who Loved Christmas.” The book illustrates my inner conflict over staying faithful to my religion [Judaism] versus celebrating a holiday that I really love [Christmas]. My situation worsens when my pet cat and dog bully me for being so indecisive, and the book ends abruptly when I decide to drop both Christmas and Hanukkah to focus on the Chinese New Year.
Pretty weird but I love it!! Finding the book put me in the mood to make a snowy, star-sprinkled Christmas cake, so I did. I made this honey loaf with brown sugar and cream cheese buttercream and topped it with powdered sugar, edible stars, and an origami tree.
Mondays can be miserable! It’s okay! Christm- I mean Hanukkah is in fifteen days!
- If you love gift wrapping as much as I do, go ahead and add this colorful bird washi tape to your cyber monday order.
- Pony-shaped cookies, marzipan flowers, and rosemary sprigs decorate these gingerbread terrariums.
- Origami! Christmas!
- Yay for peaceful protests, yay for UNC.
- It’s too late for this now, but next year I’ll be sure to pay Momofuku Milk Bar a visit and get this Thanksgiving croissant.