All the Baking!

I may have over-committed myself near the end of 2014. I volunteered for a few things, made some family plans, got excited about hosting our “Army Orphan Thanksgiving” again this year, and then saw a big influx in freelance work. Suddenly I was in over  my head. Juggling work and … Continue reading

Grace in Small Things (GiST): 7/14/13

Possibly my shortest-ever GiST post: 1. I’m thankful for my husband, and for the adventures we’ve already taken together. It’s gonna be a good lifetime together when it’s all done and said. 2. I’m so glad for unlimited calling to the USA. Calling our families and friends when we feel … Continue reading

GiST: Monday, October 2, 2011

It’s Monday morning at 8:30 a.m., and I’ve been baking cookies for hours now – beginning last night, and resuming my baking agenda at 7 this morning. Know what I’m baking? Christmas cookies. Sound random? It is. Why am I doing it? Because my company is going to be doing … Continue reading

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m a runner and a baker. Both of these hobbies help me relieve stress. My running, I pound my frustrations into the pavement, have long talks with myself and wear myself out so much that there’s not enough energy left to use on worry. Baking is my creative therapy – … Continue reading

Lettuce & Cookies

When I saw this sign yesterday at the Desoto, Missouri Farmers Market, I considered my “Your Forgiven” post last week, and thought a little levity was due A Small Town Girl’s Guide. I present you with the most clever form of lettuce marketing in the state of Missouri – bribery … Continue reading

Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar: Cranberry Walnut Thumbprints


Let it be state for the record that I am NOT vegan, and that I love cookies. These cookies from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar blew every pre-conceived notion of what a vegan cookie should taste like out of the water. For those of you who don’t already know … Continue reading

Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar: Peanut Apple Pretzel Drops

Christmas is four days away, and I’m curled up in my pajamas with several inches of show outside. My best friend and I are spending this snowy December day experimenting with vegan cookie recipes at her parent’s home in the Chicago suburbs. Our cookbook of choice today is “Vegan Cookies … Continue reading

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