There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.
Today: Love your neighbor as yourself -- with boxes and bags of baked goods.
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As kids, we jumped at any opportunity to run an errand to our neighbor's house. Be it borrowing a few eggs or drumming up business for our lemonade stand, we rang the doorbell with confidence and -- using the biggest words in our vocabulary -- chatted up our neighbors like they were family. Fast forward a decade or two, and we've moved into our own houses and have new batches of neighbors to meet. We now agonize over this once-relished task, and pace behind our doors, mulling over gift options for greeting the locals.
Cookie gifts aren't just for the holidays -- they're easy to make, keep well, and are always appreciated. Amysarah suggests making simple, versatile biscotti.Nutcakes makes a basic shortbread with an apricot jam filling. Switch out the filling according to the season and what you have in your produce drawer.