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Holiday Sweets by AnnetteWebb_illo

Bethel, Connecticut, US

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Inspired by my childhood Christmas holidays in 1960's. Every year was the same. My Italian grandmother came up from the Bronx to stay for 2 weeks. She made her famous Honeyballs.It was my job to add the sprinkles. My mom made Butter cookies, and experimented with food coloring and maraschino cherries for decorations. My dad had colorful hard candy (that only he liked) in various key locations. All three have passed, but these memories live on, and my daughter now has the original butter cookie press.