Life’s accomplishments can all be relative. When I was working full time as a periodontist with 3 young children born 3 years apart, I won the “Best Snack Mom of the Year” award at my sons’ preschool. The “over the top” homemade soft pretzels in the initial of every child in the class probably cinched the title for me. What was I thinking? It was all downhill from there! I recently did revive the monogram idea by cutting free-hand initials out of our favorite gingerbread dough. To make, just roll out your favorite plain cookie dough. Cut out initials or even a special date to celebrate, such as an anniversary, an engagement, or a wedding. Bake as you would a regular batch of cookies, careful not to burn as not all intials require the same amount of baking time. This could be a fun wedding shower idea using the bride and groom’s initials. A custom baking project sure to make a special someone smile and feel really loved. Plus the whole house will smell incredible with those spices!