My biggest triumph was cooking the Christmas braid pictured above. It's adapted from an old Fleishmann's Yeast recipe that my mother baked only on Christmas morning. Since my parents were visiting me this year, instead of the other way around, I thought I'd surprise them with this for breakfast...with a few personal touches, of course!
If you're interested in the recipe, I wrote about it here:
• A Christmas Tradition Demystified from the Chicago Tribune
But I want to hear about your cooking triumphs! What did you make over the holidays? Any good stories to share?
(Image: Emma Christensen)