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The four bakers -- (from left) Mary, Amy, Carla and Beth -- show off some of the products created during their holiday baking marathon.

Baking & Banter

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Four giggling schoolgirls gathered in a Windom kitchen on an unseasonably warm November day. Their mission? To bake enough cookies and other treats to satisfy their family and friends throughout the upcoming holiday season.


Those "giggling schoolgirls," however, are now all approaching 50, and I am one of them.

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Beth Rickers
Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at  
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