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
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. ♥