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Saturday, December 8, 2012

A Reviewer's Perspective on the Best of the Holidays - Meet Angie!

I am Angie Dobson, reviewer for LoveRomancesandmore. I spend most of time being a mom to a 9 month old girl, who is getting ready for her first Christmas and her first international trip to spend the holidays with our family in England! I also work full time in the office of a gift shop manufacturer - can we say chaos this time of year? I am also a rep for a direct sales company called Lindt Chocolates - but enough about my day to day life, let's talk about my favorite things for this post!

What is your favorite holiday food and why?

Cookies! For me it is about tradition – my Grandma begins making them in early October and often is still baking as we get ready for midnight Mass on Christmas Eve! She makes no less than 20 different kinds – some of which take days! And then there is the quantity required for our family to each take home enough to share with friends and family… She does about 20 dozen of each kind! From snowballs, to cherry winks, to peanut butter balls, she does it all, by hand. My absolute favorite cookie is the snickerdoodle, simple yet yummy.

You can have any person in history over for your holiday dinner. Who do you invite and what do you talk about?

I would be inclined to invite Jim Hensen. He invented the Cookie Monster! This is currently my daughter’s favorite character and she just waves and grins every time “C is for Cookie” comes on her radio! If I could invite Cookie Monster, he would also be joining our table this year! I think he may become a holiday favorite in our house since in my book Christmas is about cookies and the traditions we follow.


  1. Angie, Yes, the cookie tradition. My grandma spent a December day in the kitchen with me and my brother, I did it with my kids and now my daughter sets aside a day in December for her and her children to blend, stir,bake and sample a wide variety of cookies. Thanks for your comment and the memories it stirred.

  2. Wow...I am now an official fan of your Grandma! Oh, and Jim Henson was such a genius.. Such a loss to the world--taken too soon.

    Happy holidays Regan and Angie!

  3. Oh, what a wonderful post! Angie, I love your tradition and your guest was truly a visionary. You conjure up such a cozy picture, between the cookies and the memories and the Lindt...thank you for sharing :-)

    Regan, your blog is wonderful and I wish you both a very Holly Jolly season!


  4. Oh, how sweet. Even in his fifties, my brother loved the Cookie Monster and all the muppet creations.
    You really have a lot on your plate. My best to you and hope it is a wonderful first Christmas for your daughter.