My mother has always had a stack of Christmas books that she only rescues from the depths of the closet once a year.
Each of us children have always had our favorite, and my mother would rotate through each beautifully-illustrated volume throughout the cozy evenings of December. Those were some of the best evenings of the whole year.
One of my favorite books was a richly colored picture book - each of its twelve pages containing but one line from a classic tune.
"The 12 Days of Christmas" - it was an illustrated interpretation of one of my very favorite carols.
Those sweet memories all returned when Cost Plus World Market approached me with the whimsical notion of creating a 10 Lords-a-Leaping-inspired recipe.
I invited two of my sweet young lady friends over to share with them my treasured book, and to make use of some of their endless energy as we assembled these miniature Lord Baltimore cakes.
Bing Crosby serenaded whilst we baked and whipped and frosted.
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