A girl’s best friend can be a lot of things.  It can be someone you’ve known for years who knows who you are and where you’ve been. It can be relative who you find easy to talk to and who is willing to hold your hand through good times and bad ones. It can even be a big furry dog who sits by your side and never says anything but is a good listener.  And I have to mention the infamous saying that a diamond is a girl’s best friend.  But what about a cookie? Can a cookie be your best friend?  Given what they charge forRead More →

There was an interesting discussion with my husband, Earl, last week concerning my New Year Resolutions.   No, he didn’t want to add things like wear high heels more often or give him massages every night. (He has been asking for those things for YEARS and they haven’t happened!) It was the part about baking. He read that resolution about baking and immediately said “Hooray, I get cookies EVERY month!” I looked at him and said bluntly “Baking doesn’t mean cookies.” This was the moment I realized I am married to the Cookie Monster. He just stood there and said “No Cookies.” The look of sadnessRead More →

As Mother’s Day approaches this Sunday, I have spent a lot of time thinking of my mom. My goal was to make a recipe this week that was based on my mom’s signature ingredient. As my wheels were turning coming up with an original idea, I had to laugh because I kept coming back to the same thing…peanut butter. Nothing makes me think of mom more than peanut butter. It was the sandwich that we brought to school, the zoo and on picnics. It would follow us to museums, on car trips and sometimes to the living room. But my favorite was when Mom wouldRead More →