It was a cold day in December, and I had glorious visions of bonding with my three year old son over the time-honoured traditions of Christmas cookie-making. We were bent over the rolled out dough. Flour gently dusted everything. His little fingers oh-so-carefully lifted the gingerbread man we just cut and set it on the cookie sheet with the others. In his little baby-boy voice, he called them ‘man-men.’

It was just the cutest thing ever.

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Anne usually speaks in memes and SAT words, and she frequently attempts to explain the laws of physics and high school chemistry according to the kitchen via her home blog FoodRetro. If you want to know why ice melts or pretzels turn brown, and you want to make food that you never imagined could be made from scratch in the process, she's your blogger. Her friends describe her as "hilarious when you get to know her," but it could be that they are just amused by the way she gets riled up when reading the paper. She can also be found playing the part of community editor and grammar nazi here on BLUNTmoms.

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