Today would have been Grandma Kay's 96th Birthday. I miss her so much but know that she's celebrating somewhere in spirit with her loved ones, pain free and happy. Christmas is going to be strange yet serene without her this year. But we will keep her in our hearts as we fill our kitchens with her Pizzelles, Ambrosia Fruit Salad and Almond Roll. During her last years, she mentioned often how much she missed being in her kitchen, the place that filled her with meaningful tradition, love, comfort and family. And someday I wonder if I'll ever have to feel the same. But until then, the least I can do for a special grandma is to keep her memory and favorite sweets alive in our favorite room of the home, our beloved kitchens. Happy Birthday, Grandma.