My sister (the one we raised) is in her third year of University in a city 6+ hours away from home. While she always made the trip to Alberta for the two Christmases we were there, this Christmas feels special because it’s our first one back in our hometown since having lived away.
My sister and I exchange daily texts counting down the days until her exams are over and she can board a train bound for home.
Home to her means no more school work, not having to do her own laundry or grocery shopping (or paying for it!) and as many snuggles from her nieces and nephew that she could desire (and a few more after that).
Her being home for us means that our not-so-typical family is whole once again.
In one of our daily text exchanges I asked my sister what she wanted to eat while she was home and she replied: soft ginger bread cookies, cake mix cookies, peanut butter pie, homemade pizza, guacamole and baked pasta.
Those are her favourites and her requests make me smile because it’s not just cookies or pies or pizza and pasta — they are what home tastes like to her.
In my life baking = love and at Christmastime there is lots of love and baking in my home and delivered to my friends and family.
I imagine many of your homes are also filled with the smells and comfort that only baking can bring.
My friends at PhillyCanda.com who have allowed me the privilege of being a Philly Ambassador this past year have invited me to share the baking love this holiday season by giving away three (3) Kraft gift baskets valued at $50 each. They include a variety of Kraft products, coupons and merchandise that I promise will come in handy this holiday season – trust me, I know from experience.
Now I want to know what are your favourite holiday recipes – the ones that taste like home to you? Enter for your chance to win one of three Kraft gift baskets (open to Canadian residents only):