Every year, as we start February, a not-so-subtle shift in television advertising occurs. The increase in ads for diamond studs and men’s fragrances (think Versace’s Roman archer on a pedestal) are aired with the intent to convince the viewer these objects will demonstrate love.
Since our household fits none of the standard marketing demographics, we never succumb – no champagne to tickle the nose or heart-shaped necklaces to store in the dresser drawer. With a nod to the Victorian card-giving traditions, we may exchange cards although these have been given and then re-given many years over.
Except, this year will be different. With a nod to my friend Kim R. for offering cookie decorating classes at the recent church fundraising auction, Richard and I will enjoy an artfully decorated selection of Raspberry Sugar Cookies and Brownie Rolled Cookies. While I will certainly not be going into the cookie decorating business, I am pleased with my first attempts at decorating these sweet concoctions.