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  • Pfeffernusse Cookie Recipe

    Pfeffernusse is a traditional German cookie that reminds me of gingerbread. The spices are similar: cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and nutmeg. The...

    RecipesHeather JohnsonDecember 19, 2019
  • Vanilla Cinnamon Candied Almonds Recipe

    I love the smell of candied nuts at the mall during the holidays. But those delicious treats are super expensive. Making...

    RecipesHeather JohnsonDecember 18, 2019
  • Chewy Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies Recipe

    I love gingerbread, but my husband does not. In addition to my classic rolled gingerbread cookies, this year I also came...

    RecipesHeather JohnsonDecember 18, 2019
  • Language Is Arbitrary

    Language is arbitrary. I recently stated that language is arbitrary on Twitter in response to the erroneous claim that language is...

    InformationHeather JohnsonDecember 14, 2019
  • A Short History of Christmas Cards

    How long do you think people have been sending Christmas cards? If you guessed “not that long,” then you are right....

    BlogHeather JohnsonDecember 10, 2019
  • Christmas Monster Cookies Recipe

    I love baking cookies during the holiday season. I always make extras to donate to my local library cookie sale each...

    RecipesHeather JohnsonDecember 9, 2019
  • Chewy Ginger Cookies Recipe

    I love baking cookies during the holiday season. Molasses crinkles are one of my favorite baked treats. This year I decided...

    RecipesHeather JohnsonNovember 30, 2019
  • Lies Your Grammar Teacher Told You: Possessive Pronouns and Possessive Determiners

    As I have written repeatedly, the line between grammatical forms is blurry at best, especially among lexical categories like noun, verb,...

    English DeterminersHeather JohnsonNovember 27, 2019
  • Classic Cutout Sugar Cookies Recipe

    I love baking sugar cookies during the holiday season. I fondly recall baking cookies with my mom every December. Now my...

    RecipesHeather JohnsonNovember 23, 2019
  • Magformers AMAZING Police Set Review

    I love toys that encourage creativity and imagination. Blocks of all shapes and sizes are a particular favorite of mine. My...

    ReviewsHeather JohnsonNovember 10, 2019