December 15th, 2018

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What's your favorite type of Christmas cookie?

They call these snow balls. I call the Russian tea cakes or Mexican tea cakes. No matter what, they are my favorite.

Russian Tea Cakes

1 cup butter
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 t. vanilla
¼ t. salt
2 cups flour
1 cup finely chopped nuts
Confectionary’s sugar/cocoa powder – optional

In a large bowl cream butter and sugar together until fluffy. Blend in vanilla and salt. With a wooden spoon, carefully stir in flour and nuts. Divide dough into five portions, shape into a 12” x 1” roll, wrap in plastic wrap and chill thoroughly. When ready to bake, slice in 3” lengths and then in half, roll each into a ball and place on a ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 375 oven 12-14 minutes or until light brown in color. Cool on racks – just before they are completely cool, roll in sugar or cocoa powder.

Makes about 40
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How about a story?

Title: Spiderweb
Writer: Cord Smithee
Pairings: Napoleon/Illya, Napoleon/other
Rating: NC-17
Category: Episode Related, Holiday, Drama-Angst, Romance, First Time
Summary: In his shoes, I probably would have gone for three shots of scotch; the methadone makes you drowsy, but they'd given him a light dose, and without the alcohol it wouldn't have been enough to knock him out.

If you've never read any Cord Smithee and you like slash, this is my very favorite. Take some time and give it a read or a re-read, as the case might be.
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Another Name that Christmas Song

1.    My Sole Desire for the Yuletide season is Receipt of a Pair of Central Incisors.

2.    From Dark till Dawn Soundless and Sanctimonious

3.    Celestial Messengers From Splendid Empires

4.    The Antlered Quadruped with the Cerise Proboscis

5.    The Event Occurred at One Minute After 11:59 p.m. with Visibility Unlimited.

6.    Ornament the Enclosure with Large Sprigs of a Berry-Bearing Evergreen.

7.    Personal Hallucinations of an Alabaster December 25th

8.    Clappered Inverted Cups, Amalgamated

9.    Testimony of Witness to Maternal Parent's Infidelity with Kris Kringle

10.   In a Distant Bovine Diner

11.   Universal Elation

12.   O Miniature Judean Village

13.   The Approach of the Holiday Commemorating the Birth of Christ is Becoming Evident.

14.   May Jehovah Grant Unto you Hilarious Males Retirement.

15.   Those of you Who are True, Come Here.

16.   Are you Detecting the Same Aural Sensations As I Am?

17.  The Diminutive Male of Less Than Adult Age Who Plays a Percussion Instrument

18.   Primary Yuletide

19.  Heavenly Cherubs Announcing in Song - Listen!

20.  Who's the Mystery Kid?