Last night I started my holiday baking, and it went much as it has in years past. I picked out my recipes, preheated the oven, pulled out all the ingredients, and just as I started measuring I realized that I was 1/4 cup shy of cocoa powder. So, everything was put on hold while I ran out to the grocery store. While the ingredient shortage always varies, I find myself in the same predicament every year.
Before you dive into holiday baking, make sure you have everything you need. Now is the time to take an inventory of what you have on hand. Here's a checklist to get you started!