At one time or another we have lived all over the USA. Over time we have picked up a few traditions that we follow at Christmas time. Two of those traditions are baking cookies and making tamales. Both are given as gifts to friends and family both near and far. We picked up making cookies while living in the Northeast and picked up making tamales while living in the Southwest. It is an all day family event where everybody helps out in the kitchen because it all takes a lot of love and care to make these up and package them.
The tamales we make are made with corn wrapping or banana leaf and different types of stuffing. Some with beef, some with chicken, and others with pork.
Our cookies are also a large variety.
It is a lot of fun and our friends and family love their special care packages.