Something for Santa …

The tradition of leaving something out for Santa Claus is ancient, going back to Norse mythology, and seen across cultures with slight variations. In the United States it seems to have become popular during the Great Depression. Intended as a lesson to  youngsters during a time of privation, leaving precious cookies and milk out was an…

Oatmeal Cookies with Bacon, Apple & Pecans

We’re fond of baking with bacon.  Our Berkshire-breed, applewood smoked bacon makes these cookies a carnivore favorite. Cookies for dessert? Yes. Cookies for breakfast? Sure! These hearty oatmeal cookies are studded with crumbled bacon, toasted pecans, and two kinds of apples, then sprinkled with maple sugar for an extra dimension of flavor. They’re sweet and…