I have been in the mood to bake lately. I am not overly fond of cooking, but I do like to bake. One of my jobs oh so many years ago was making and decorating cookies! For the last few years I have not wanted to do much in the way of holiday baking, but this year I feel like pulling out the cookie sheets and trying out some new recipes. Recently I bought this Martha Stewart magazine on holiday cookies. Say what you like about Martha, but the woman can bake (and cook)! I like all the fancy boxes and tins she put together with cookies on the inside and bows on the outside. Maybe this year I will do the same for my friends. Later in the week I plan on making chocolate truffle brownies for Thanksgiving (don't worry we will also have the traditional pumpkin pie, too!). Yum.