On Saturday I am hosting our neighborhood ladies' Christmas brunch. So it is crunch time to get the house clean and the decorations out and the food ready and the silver polished. I almost didn't make this because I thought I should be doing brunch preparations and we had a repairman in the kitchen fixing our disposal. But I looked at the recipe and had all the ingredients including some fresh ginger my husband had bought to make some ancient-Chinese-secret cold remedy. So I made them on a whim and boy am I glad I did. My husband and I have been married for over 21 years and I have baked consistently for those 21 years. So when my husband said "Wow, this is the best thing you have ever made," you know you have a winner. I thought the fresh ginger would give it an unpleasant bite, but I was wrong. It had a nice grownup taste, but even my daughter enjoyed it. Since "this is the best thing I ever made" I can see this becoming a holiday tradition.