Cookie Obsession

Hellllloooooo from the land of cookies……..  I can’t believe how long its been since I wrote a post.  Please forgive me.  I have been blessedly busy with baking, learning, baking some more, growing the business, baking again.  I am reminded by a quote by Gabrielle Hamilton (chef/owner of Prune in New York and author of Blood Bones and Butter) – I won’t get the quote right but she said something to the effect that “sometimes my kids get all of me and sometimes they get very little”.  She was speaking of her physical children:  I am speaking of you – my digital cookie community – as well as me – my needs for myself.  I haven’t given much lately to either of us.  But I’m ok with that because in the intervening time I have dedicated myself to butter, sugar, flavor…… cookies.  I can’t really apologize because I’m not sorry – I love them and that’s really what I’ve been doing.  So, what does that mean for you?  Well, most recently, today in truth, it means a Salty Butterscotch Oat that I adore, a Lemon Pistachio Shortbread with White Chocolate, and a Lavender Rosemary Shortbread that is perfect for the fall season.  As I always say to my husband “don’t forget about me” – I’m right here, just can’t stop obsessing over my cookies.  Come visit, taste, enjoy, connect with a cookie.

High Heels, Lingerie, Cookies

One of my personal mottos is “never underestimate the power of high heels and fabulous lingerie”.  You might think that means that I’m a real girly girl and that my feelings of self worth revolve around attracting members of the opposite sex.  Not so on either count.  First of all I spend most of my waking hours dressed either in baking clothes i.e. something not too hot and not too tight but just right for working in front of hot ovens and moving quickly – definitely not the place for high heels or lingerie – or dog-walking clothes which are pretty much ditto the baking clothes.  BUT I do love high heels and well made lingerie and I am always struck by how much more powerful, self assured I feel when I take the time to actually “dress”.   The reason I tell you this is because the cookie biz was recently honored by Cosmopolitan magazine, a serious girly girl magazine, that is pretty much all about high heels and lingerie but now also COOKIES!!  So, although you won’t find me flipping the pages wondering about “what a man really wants” or how to choose the right jeans for my shape, I am truly honored, delighted, and tickled to be included in Cosmo’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in the USA.  Now maybe I need to go shoe shopping…………http://www.cosmopolitan.com/food-cocktails/g5977/best-chocolate-chip-cookies/