Get Along Spell

What do you do when your have trouble communicating with a friend who is very different from you? Celebrate their birthday with a bit of kitchen witchery! You'll need a recipe and the ingredients for pinwheel cookies, which are made of chocolate and vanilla dough. Mix up the dough according to the instructions. Pinch off equal portions of chocolate and vanilla dough, then twist them together into a two-toned log. As your work, chant:

Salt and pepper, black and white, Summer, winter, day and night
You and me belong together, Two magic birds of a feather!

Then bake the resulting cookies and serve them at your friend's birthday party. This helps keep a relationship strong.

by Elizabeth Barrette