Thursday, January 3, 2013

Chocolate Chip Cookies

One of my favorite Christmas traditions growing up is my mother would make all kinds of cookie dough and freeze them so that we could have hot cookies through out the Christmas season whenever we felt like it! The chocolate chip cookie dough was the best! When Mama wasn't looking we would sneak just the dough and eat it!

After we went gluten free the chocolate chip cookies just weren't the same. I finally created a recipe that is EXACTLY like the ones before we went gluten free!!! I am excited to pass the tradition on to my children!

Chocolate Chip Cookies 

1 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour mix
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 F. Cream butter sugars, and eggs, baking powder, salt, and vanilla. Blend in other ingredients except chocolate chips mix until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips and bake for 12 to 15 minutes
or put on wax paper and roll into a log and freeze for future use.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2012 is Finally Over

2012 proved to be a very hard year. I felt like I went on a very difficult spiritual journey and I am glad it is over. This year my husband and I spent a lot of time thinking about who we are, where we are in life, and who we want to be and where we want to go. I feel like I have a new understanding of what I want in life and what, I hope, God wants in my life. Getting to a point where I now know what I want and I have a plan to get there was difficult and spiritually trying. I am ready for a year with new beginnings. I am ready for certain chapters in my life to come to end and for others to begin.

I experienced a lot of loss this year. In March a priest who was my spiritual director and father to me passed away. In August I lost my grandmother and 3 weeks later the mother to one of my cousins lost the battle to cancer. I had a couple of friends who lost children to miscarriage including one on Christmas Eve. Even my parent's dogs passed away.

There were plenty of good things that happen. My husband took up violin and proved to have amazing talent! My children have grown into beautiful little girls who amaze me every day! I have made new friends, rekindled old friendships, and grown closer to certain family members.

I have a lot of hope for what 2013 will bring and I have several New Years resolutions to help bring those things about. One of those resolutions is I hope to blog more and post more gluten free recipes.

I hope you all had a wonderful new year and I hope you all have a very blessed 2013!