Our Blessed Chaos

My hubby + a 1st grader + twins in kindergarten + 4 critters..... Yeah it is chaos, but we are blessed!

Today's Verse

I have only baked a few batches of cookies in my life, but when I was home at my mom's this summer I fell in love with her peanut butte cookies all over again. I remember there always being home made cookies in the house. She kept them in a yellow tupperware container in the cupboard and also seveal batches worth in the freezer in the basement. As a teenager I moved my bedroom to the basement and ate many frozen cookies!

And so, after my trip home and after seeing my kids eat all her homemade cookies, I want my kids to have homemade baking and meals. And the fact that we have just bought our first home and it is in the country somehow has changed my whole outlook on baking and cooking. It is no longer a chore but a blessing that I can offer to my family.

So my first two attempts at baking cookies were with my mom's recipes. And they pretty much flopped - they were edible but they just were not the same. I believe some of it has to do with the difference in US flour and Canadian flour. It tastes different and it bakes differently. So I decided to start from scratch and use new recipes. I tried a peanut butter cookie recipe from the peanut butter jar and they turned out really good - hoorray I can bake cookies!!

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