One of my favorite holiday treats is from my Mom’s best friend Sandy. Danish Jam Tarts. She makes them from scratch every year and I LOVE THEM.
We had a tradition that Sandy, her daughter Steff, my mom Marci and myself got together for a weekend and made holiday treats. It was a great time of chatting, drinking mimosas, baking, laughing and just being together.
Mom’s weekend has changed a bit for us though. This will be my second Christmas without my Mom, as she passed away almost 2 years ago. She so enjoyed Mom’s weekend and hanging out with her bestie Sandy. So I’m re-sharing one of our favorite holiday memories…
Holiday traditions, everyone has them. As I get older, I have a few of my own. The one I look forward to all year: Mom’s Weekend. The “Mom’s” as we (Steff and I) refer to them, Sandy and Marci. Our mothers have been best friends since I was little, in the past 6 years Steff (Sandy’s daughter) and I have become super close as well. Mom’s weekend started about 5 years ago when we would get together for a sleep over, a craft project, a fancy dinner, lots of wine and to exchange our holiday gifts. A few years ago it also morphed into cookie making weekend. Sandy has been making cookies and other treats for holiday gifts for many years. It’s more fun to make everything when you have more help and your besties at hand.
One of Sandy’s specialties and family favorites is the Danish Jam Tart. She learned how to make them from Jytte Habric while stationed at Fort Belvoire in Virginia in 1980 and has made them every year since.
So this year Sandy has allowed me to share her recipe with all of you. These are DELICIOUS and will soon become a favorite holiday tradition with your family and friends. Happy Holidays!!!