Cooking With Blind Wave #24 “Cookies For Santa” #Christmas
Christmas cookie aesthetic
Christmas Cookies (2016)
Cookie #22: easy cinnamon snowballs! Last cookie in the holiday chapter. I liked these! They were crisp and sweet :)
Or, alternatively, Steve reflects on the last three years of his life on Robin’s kitchen floor.
December 19th, 1985.
It was snowing, soft and quiet. Robin’s house was safe, sound, warm—Christmas lights were strung all along her pale yellow kitchen, making the already inviting space cozier than usual. Flour and sugar were dusted on every single surface you could see, and cookie cutters were lying everywhere else. Absentmindedly, Steve ran his fingers through his hair, definitely coating it with flecks of white.
If you didn’t know him, or see the purple bruising around his left eye, you wouldn’t even suspect he’d just managed to save the world yet again. (Believe it or not, he won a fight this time around, too.) Three years of fighting creatures from alternate dimensions, and he figured he deserved at least one normal night. That’s why, when Robin suggested he come over to help bake Christmas cookies after he mentioned that he’d never done it before, he did.
So, here he was, on timer duty, listening to Robin’s beat up radio alone while she cleaned herself up. The sugar cookies had roughly four minutes left and the room smelt like…home. Home. It was a word he’d come to understand in new ways, with the help of new people.
It’s weird. Before he knew that monsters actually existed, he would’ve told you home was 1146 Norwood Lane. Nowadays, though, he’d tell you home wasn’t really a place—it was a feeling. Home was Dustin trying to educate him about Star Wars. Home was Lucas and Mike begging him to teach them how to drive. Home was dropping Max off at the arcade and giving her all the spare change he had. Home was something outside of King Steve’s castle, and the kingdom no longer existed.
To be honest, he was starting to wonder if it ever really did.
These faces are just so stinkin adorable! 😍😍
Made by Sweetdesertcookieco on Instagram.
Chapter 3: Happy Holidays!! This will be a quick chapter as I’m only doing the recipes I haven’t tried yet. This is some chocolate peppermint biscotti! I’ve never made biscotti before but it was pretty easy! I think it needed to be crunchier but it still tasted great!
Cookie #18: chocolate crinkle cookies! These were some decent little chocolate cookies! My mom really liked them, she said they were one of her favorites so far!
There’s 181 Days Til Christmas!
Directed by Neill Fearnley
Written by Laurie Stevens
Starring Jill Wagner, Colin Egglesfield, Rachel Hayward, Ken Tremblett, Bill Dow, and Matty Finochio
Originally premiered October 3, 2015 on the Hallmark Channel, part of Fall Harvest
Young and madly in love, Annie Hancock and Ben Langdon plan to move to New York City from their rural hometown in Iowa. After they elope at the local chapel, Annie’s father, Hal, urges Annie to stay. Though Annie plans to meet Ben the next morning at the bus station, she never makes it because Hal has a heart attack. In the chaos surrounding Hal’s heart attack, no one realizes that the signed annulment papers never make it in the mail.
Fifteen years later, Annie is running her family’s farm, and is engaged to her childhood friend, Joe. She is shocked when she receives divorce papers from Ben. Annie travels to New York to meet with Ben and get to the bottom of these divorce papers, in so doing, discovers that their annulment papers were never filed fifteen years before. In addition to Annie’s upcoming wedding date putting a ticking clock on this problem, Ben’s wedding to fiancé Jovanna – a very aggressive New Yorker – is only days away!
Ben and Annie go to court to pursue an expedited annulment with the help of Ben’s lawyer friend, Tony. After an emotional day in court, the judge decides not to grant the rushed annulment. Annie must stay in town through the week to finalize the divorce. Ben decides to lie to Jovanna, go through with the wedding as planned, and switch the papers later.
When Jovanna meets Annie, she is a bit threatened by the pretty country girl, but plays nice. The two go wedding dress shopping, and Jovanna even invites Annie to their wedding and rehearsal dinner.
Jovanna leaves town on an unexpected business trip, giving Annie and Ben more time to spend together. Ben shows Annie the sites, fills her in on his past 15 years, and reconnects with his former love. Both love having the other back in their lives. While reminiscing about what could have been, Annie and Ben share a romantic kiss. Because they are both in relationships, Annie rushes out after the kiss, torn between guilt and her love for Ben.
At Ben and Jovanna’s rehearsal dinner, Annie receives a call from Joe telling her she needs to rush home for a farm emergency. She bids farewell to Ben and leaves New York. Ben, deeply affected by her visit with a renewed love for Annie, cancels his wedding to Jovanna. He still appeals to the judge for an expedited divorce, though, so that Annie can be free to marry Joe.
When Annie returns from her trip to New York, her feelings for Ben help her realize that what she has with Joe is not true love. Annie ends her engagement with Joe. Meanwhile, Ben misses Annie deeply, so when his friend Hector tells him about financial trouble Annie is having on the farm, he decides to take the opportunity to help her.
Ben makes a spontaneous trip back to Iowa to surprise Annie. He runs into Joe, who tells Ben that he and Annie are no longer engaged. Ben asks Annie to dance, and it is as though no time has passed since they were married 15 years ago. Just as they are about to kiss, Tony shows up with the court-approved divorce papers. Ben and Annie rip the papers up, and decide to get remarried at the Harvest Festival in front of their hometown family and friends.
Directed by James Head
Written by Robert Tate Miller
Starring Jill Wagner, Wes Brown, P. Lynn Johnson, Chris Gauthier, Tiera Skovbye, Barclay Hope, Jim Thorburn, Tom Tasse, and Amelie Eve Folkers
Originally premiered November 13, 2016 on the Hallmark Channel, part of Countdown to Christmas
As the holidays approach, Hannah Harper (Jill Wagner), a young businesswoman who’s lost her Christmas spirit, strives to advance her career at National Foods, a large New York corporation known for adding small companies to its long list of acquisitions. Meanwhile, in the quaint Upstate New York town of Cookie Jar, Jake Carter (Wes Brown), a charming former attorney who inherited his Aunt Sally’s homemade Christmas cookie business, contends with thecompany’s impending bankruptcy. When National Foods decides to buy out Aunt Sally’s Cookie Company, Hannah is sent to Cookie Jar to broker the deal, disappointing her well-to-do boyfriend, Gavin (Jim Thorburn), who begs her to return to Manhattan in time for him to “show her off” at a formal Christmas party.
When she arrives in Cookie Jar, Hannah meets Jake, who holds off on selling Aunt Sally’s upon learning the deal requires relocating the company to Buffalo, where the current employees would not be able to retain their jobs. As a frustrated Hannah tries to convince Jake that selling is in his best financial interest, the small town’s Christmassy charm awakens childhood holiday memories within her. Before long, Hannah starts to fall in love with Cookie Jar — and begins to have feelings for Jake — as she spends time with locals and enjoys the town’s Christmas traditions. Eventually, Hannah realizes that relocating Aunt Sally’s Cookie Company be devastating to the town and its residents. But when her boss (Barclay Hope) storms into town demanding she close the deal by Christmas — and Gavin shows up proposing marriage — the young businesswoman must choose which life and love she truly desires, and find a way to save Aunt Sally’s before this Christmas becomes its last.