I always get nostalgic around the holidays but it's hitting me in a bigger way this year. Perhaps it's because I already have one kid in college who we missed as we decorated the Christmas tree this year. I look back on the days when they were little and used to put out cookies for Santa and carrots for the reindeer. After they went to bed, my husband and I would chomp up and spit out the carrots on the front lawn. For some reason, it seemed more believable that the reindeer were messy eaters so we wanted to leave behind some evidence that they had enjoyed their snack. The cookies, on the other hand, we gobbled with no crumbs left behind. If you're a cookie lover and looking for a way to support a great cause, check out the Metuchen Cookie Walk which is a fundraiser for the Fuccile Foundation. This charity embodies the spirit of the holidays--family, love, and support for our community. There will be over 14,000 cookies for sale, over 250 different types, made by 145 bakers. Enjoy the cookies and do something good for others. Oh, and spit out the carrots-- keep the magic alive!