Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Holiday Cheer

"This is meeting time again.  Home is the magnet...All that is dear, that is lasting, renews its hold on us: we are home again..."
Elizabeth Bowen


My annual Cookie Exchange Party is coming up, and I have been getting the house ready.  It's been raining and cold in Los Angeles, and it's been pretty cozy weather for baking cookies and getting the house ready for the party.
Each year I invite friends to bake their favorite holiday cookie and bring three dozen of them on a platter.  We put all the platters on the dining room table and at the end of the evening after dinner and lots of conversation, each guest fills up a platter with many different types of cookies to take home.  Instant cookie platter for the holidays!

Family room where everyone congregates

Cookies on the dining room table (photo from last year)

Living room mantel decorated

 "Pistachio, Raspberry, and White Chocolate Biscotti," the cookie I baked this year

Can't wait to see the cookies that everyone else baked...


  1. It all looks beautiful and the cookies look so yummy!

  2. Can't wait. This is THE Christmas party you don't want to miss!