Bella has been busy in the kitchen. First a major batch of focaccia to raise money for Kimmie's adoption. These things sell like garlicky hotcakes.
Then, getting started on a few Christmas gift baskets, she did a double batch of soft pretzels. They don't look all that pretzelly per se, but the suggestion is there, and they were very good! They're a great choice for an actual gift basket, because they shouldn't be stored in an airtight container. Instead, we nestled them in a basket lined with parchment paper, and covered them with wax paper for a rustic yet chic presentation.