― The kitchen has been a busy place these last couple of weeks; with the baking of cookies and making of candies. There have been several nights I think that I was sleeping before my head hit the pillow. It is a lot of work and I may be tired, but I love this time of year. I love the traditions that we carry on and now that we have a grandchild there is another generation that I hope will love the traditions as much as I do. ∙ As a child I remember the cookies and the candies that my mom [...].