Let's get out the vote! (Part 1)
Have you voted? No, I'm not talking about the race for California's governor, or who we should send to the U.S. Senate. I'm talking about the other election: The L.A. Times Holiday Cookie Bake-Off.
You have until Nov. 15 to enter your favorite holiday cookie in the race. Click here for more details. (Photos are not required, but they are a welcome addition.) But don't just enter -- vote! And get your friends to vote. And your friends' friends ... you get the idea. You can vote up to 10 times a day, each day. (Don't think of it as promoting your cookies like a politician racing toward election day. Look at it as spreading some much needed holiday cheer and sharing your family's favorites with the rest of us.)
Monday's featured cookie entry: the Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Cookies from Rachael Hutchings, better known in the blogosphere as La Fuji Mama and in the Twitterverse as @fujimama. So what makes these cookies special?
Says Rachael: "My mom started making us them when I was a little girl, and I can't remember a year without them. They are super-moist and flavorful, and celebrate the wonderful combination of pumpkin and chocolate. I have carried on my mom's tradition of making these cookies for my own children. I make them multiple times during the holiday season, starting in early October. We just can't get enough!"
Thanks for sharing, Rachael.
-- Rene Lynch
Twitter / Rene Lynch
Photo credit: La Fuji Mama