Happy Holidays

December 21, 20124 Comments

A few weeks ago, I was walking along the Georgetown Harbour and snapped this late afternoon image of The Kennedy Center, where we hear the National Symphony Orchestra perform Handel’s Messiah every year. It’s a serene pause in an otherwise harried season. I felt the same way about this photo, its stillness capturing a moment of tranquility and stunning light. Both are a reminder to stop, breathe and pay attention for a moment or two (or in the case of the Messiah, that would be two hours).

By now, we are all scrambling to finish the last of the holiday preparations – a few more gifts, one extra trip to the post office and maybe one last batch of whatever it is we’re known for making. I’ve churned out more than a few batches of my usual – the peppermint bark. But I also found an easy, fun (and adorable) recipe I wanted to share with you.

The kids had a day off school last week and we made an afternoon project of rolling out and constructing these tiny Nutella “yo-yos.” How cute are they?! And who doesn’t like shortbread slathered with a hazelnut and chocolate center? The recipe comes from Jenn at Once Upon a Chef. If you’ve not yet explored her pretty blog, go check it out now. And that is a wrap, my friends. The pretty holiday kind, of course.

I wish you the happiest and healthiest of holidays. See you back here in 2013!

4 responses to “Happy Holidays”

  1. Amanda says:

    These look ridiculously good. Happy happy to you!

  2. Jenn says:

    Hi Alicia, So glad you and your kids enjoyed the cookies (and thank you for the shout-out!). Would love to get together in the new year and catch up. Hope all is well and happy holidays!

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