Glazed Eggnog Sugar Cookies

Glazed Eggnog Sugar Cookies

I remember the first time I ever tried eggnog.  

It was non-alcoholic, of course - I couldn't have been older than 10 at the time - but because I wasn't prepared for anything but what it appeared to be, which was a milkshake, I still had to hold it at arm's length to stare at it and ask, "Grandma, what's in this?"

The whipped egg and the nutmeg, practically the defining features of the holiday drink, were out of range for my ten-year-old palate.  And now, though I've long since added many tastes and textures to my "acceptable foods" list, milkshakes and similarly heavy drinks have not survived those palate-expanding changes.

As a result, I've never added eggnog to my holiday menu.  Still, seeing the plethora of recipes for eggnog and the overflowing milk coolers of eggnog at the supermarket, I can't help but feel I'm missing out somehow during the holiday season.  I mean, heck, I appreciate nutmeg!  

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Harvest Picnic Calzone

Harvest Picnic Calzone

House decorated floorboards-to-chandeliers for Halloween:  Check.
Fall Pinterest boards in heavy use:  Check
"Spooky Symphonies" Pandora station playing:  Check.
Excessive amounts of pumpkin spice flavored coffee brewed:  Check.
Flour all over the kitchen + pumpkin on my apron:  Aaaand check.

This is me, gearing up for another fantastic fall in Arizona.  It's THE time of year for those of us who have been waiting the last 5 months to leave our homes without fearing the wrath of the sun.  Do you think I exaggerate?  Well, yeah, maybe a little.  But it really can't be understated how nice it is when the highs finally hit the low 80s after a 100 + summer!
 

 

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