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and so much more. I really enjoy helping out with the on-site catering...going out with everything loaded on trucks,
setting everything up, decorating, and serving it all buffet style. It is hard work, but the occasions you go to are always
such fun times. We've had everything happen from rain storms to tents collapsing, but when each is over and you are
packing up, you understand that you've been part of something very special in people's lives. I truly enjoy being part of
such festive events."

She's been married to her childhood sweetheart
Michael (painter and installer
for City Sign of Horsham, Pennsylvania) for nearly 35 years, and they are proud
parents to
Jamie Moyer (works at Origins, a store in the Montgomeryville Mall,
married to her husband also named
Jamie, foreman for Brille Landscaping in
Doylestown),
Natalie Brenenborg (married to Rich, a certified electrician now
working on construction at the Comcast Building, Philadelphia's tallest structure),
and
Lisa (newly graduated from East Stroudsburg University and teaching third
grade).

In a role she has also recently added and is absolutely perfect for, she's a loving
grandmother to
Tyler, Trent and Victoria.

Best of all (for me!), she's my younger sister, and I'm so proud to feature her
special
Confectioner Sugar Cookies recipe, for they are typical of everything
she does. Wherever she goes and whatever she's a part of, there is always
something festive going on.

"I've used this recipe for all the holidays and special events," Sheri explains. "It's
tasty, not difficult and is so versatile. I made a batch for a recent baby shower tea.
It was such fun. I went to a number of thrift store and antique shops to find
enough vintage tea cups for all the guests to take home as a momento. Along
with my sister-in-law Linda Spencers's famous baby carriage cake, the cookies
were the perfect compliment to the scones, tea sandwiches, soup, cheese and
fresh fruit."

Both Sheri and I learned to love cooking by watching
Nana
(
read her feature) cook her scrumptious cinnamon buns and
pies, and seeing
Mom (see the feature on Mary Allebach)
put on such wonderful buffets and parties.

So, for that upcoming holiday event or family get-together,
consider making Sheri's memorable cookies.
SHERI CURRY'S CONFECTIONER SUGAR COOKIES
           ...Perfect for Teas, Parties and Especially Baby Showers!

Sheri Curry wears lots of hats. For 18 years she's worked for food service in the Quakertown (Pennsylvania) school
district. She's now a head cook at one of the elementary schools.

"I started working in the school district back in 1991 when my youngest daughter entered the first grade," she
remembers."The hours were convenient. It wasn't far from home. I headed home after school, so I didn't need a
babysitter for any of my three daughters."

She's also a caterer.

"That happened through the years as I helped friends with their catering services," she says. "Eugene and Penne
Moyer are fourth and fifth generation food business owners. They run
Blooming Glen Pork and Catering. They
not only have a retail store, but they have huge pig roasts and catered meals...weddings, graduations, anniversaries,
SHERI CURRY'S CONFECTIONER SUGAR COOKIES

    1 1/2 cups sifted confectioner's sugar
    1 cup butter
    1 egg
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring
    2 1/2 cups flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Cream the confectioner's sugar and butter, then mix in egg and flavorings.
Sift the flour and blend in dry ingredients. Refrigerate the mixture 2-3 hours.

Divide dough in half and roll out on a lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch
thickness. Cut cookies in desired shapes, then place on lightly greased
baking sheet. Sprinkle with decorative sugar (any color desired), or plan to
ice after cooking (and cooling), then sprinkling decorative sugar on top of
the icing.

Bake at 375-degrees for 7-8 minutes or until golden brown. The mix makes
5 dozen delightful cookies.

Use your imagination. Serve with love and lots of laughter (just like Sheri
does!), then prepare to get lots of requests for her Confectioner's Sugar
Cookies recipe.
My sister Sheri with Mike
(below) and daughters Natalie,
Jamie and Lisa.
And what could be better for
events such as baby showers than
Linda Spencer's famous
Baby Carriage Cake?
But I'll save that for
a future eColumn!