From the first “Thanksgiving” feast in 1621 between the Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag Indians, Thanksgiving has grown today, into a holiday that is nationally recognized. Even though it wasn’t until 1863 during the Civil War, that President Lincoln had made Thanksgiving Day a national holiday.
The first feast didn’t feature pies or any other desserts that are today, found on every table on Thanksgiving. The colonists and Indians enjoyed a meal of fowl, deer, and other staples that the Wampanoag Indians ate. Our entrees today differ very much from the meal in 1621, but our traditions have stayed the same. Continue reading
The leaves are falling, the air is crisp, and the holidays are upon us! Cookies by Design has some wonderful treat options for your autumn season:
The Gobble Gobble basket is a fun and simple sweet holiday dessert after the turkey! It includes the classic sugar cookies, decorated with fall colors and a cute turkey, and gourmet cookies as well. These fresh baked gourmet cookies are the perfect way to end a Thanksgiving feast. Continue reading
Halloween haunting begins when the sun sets. Today we celebrate the ghoul in everyone, and we want to commemorate the eerie cookie designs that best depict the Halloween spirit. Here are 12 designs we found to carry the day’s ghostly essence:
Wicked Witch of the West Cookies (via Purple Chocolate Home)
What’s better than a melted witch?
Spooky Spider Cookies (via Lilyshop)
Just imagine if these spiders were real.