This is one of the posts recovered after a botched website move in 2013. It was originally written and published on December 8, 2012.
Every year my family comes together en masse for the annual Christmas party. It is a beloved tradition.Each family unit makes something for the other family units, and over the years certain food-based traditions have been set. For instance:
???? Auntie Pam makes hot fudge sauce???? Auntie Pat makes sweet pickle relish???? Tammy makes blueberry bread and banana bread???? Amy makes toffee???? Shonda makes Bailey's
Then, there's my mom. My mom, since way before I was born, has always made doughnuts - the same recipe she learned from her grandmother; her Nana.The dough is so thick, she has broken more than one "heavy-duty" mixer attempting to catch a break from the workout of stirring it. It simply has to be stirred by hand - a hand attached to a strong arm.Then there's the rolling out and the cutting out, all done on a wooden board she's been using for this task for about 50 years.