Me with Victoria at her 9th birthday party.

Hi Everyone.  I am the “Cookie Mama.”  I didn’t give myself that name, my daughter bestowed me with that moniker, while I was completing a “cookie of the week” project.   In that blog, I made a new cookie recipe every week for 1 year.  It is a project I wanted to try for 5 years, but my husband wasn’t on board.  You see, he admittedly has no self control in regards to yummy treats.  Well after 5 LONG years he finally relented, and I completed the project.  That is how I got the nick name “The Cookie Mama.”  If you are interested you can read more about that here: http://chris-cookieoftheweek.blogspot.com/2010/11/week-1-wookiee-cookies.html

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Dan and me before our prom ~ 1989

I am married to my high school sweetheart, and we have 2 great kids. I work part-time as a psychotherapist, and the rest of my time is spent with my family. I am really active in our community, and at the kids’ schools.  I do a TON of volunteer work.  I am a daughter, sister, mother, wife, cousin, and friend to some of the greatest people on the planet, and I love to cook/bake for “my people.”  I experiment with a lot of great ingredients, but my signature ingredient is love…I add a healthy dose of it to all of my recipes. ☺ I firmly believe that cooking is an expression of love, so I always try to show that love through my food.

Anyway, in this blog, I try new recipes and then share what happened.  I write about my family a lot, and share pictures too.  I am not a chef or professionally trained in any way.  I don’t endorse any particular products.  Luckily, I grew up surrounded by a ton of fabulous cooks, and gladly some of that love of cooking and baking rubbed off.  I am a vegetarian (not vegan), so all of my recipes are veggie friendly.  So “welcome!”  I hope you enjoy the recipes. ♥


Victoria, me, Dan, and Ryan ~ Valentine’s day dinner ~ 2010

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