Today’s post comes to us from Food Fighters contestant and lifestyle guru Cortney Anderson-Sanford. An avid home cook and mother of two, Cortney gets a kick out of cooking with her kids and taking inspiration from them.
This time of year is filled with joyous kitchen “smemories” for me. Almost every portion of the winter holiday season is attached to distinctive smell memories from my childhood kitchen. Walking in the door from stacking wood on a crisp New Hampshire winter night, my fingers tingling as they warmed. My nose immediately wrapped in an enchanting hug of ginger and molasses, tinged with a touch of wood smoke from the fire. My mom welcoming me in the door with a steaming mug of hot chocolate with a decadent dollop of whipped cream and a minty candy cane stir stick.