Your responses were so insightful and fun to read...
*Reviewing my favorite books and movies
*Trying online dating
*A peek inside my writing life and helpful writing tips
*A feature where Mr. Melissa Blake writes to me (that one really intrigued me, and I'm even thinking about how I could pull it off...). And, what came up more than once?
Recipes. That was something I could never pull off, I quickly thought to myself. Never. And then a few weeks ago, Caitlin tweeted that she'd love to see a recipes series on my blog in the new year. My response was something along the lines of, "Well, I have zero cooking skills, but I do love food."
And that's when it hit me: My mom is the best cook in the world! Seriously. She's happiest when she's lost in a recipe in the kitchen, the Christmas tunes spinning on Pandora and the flour flying everywhere.
So! I'm so excited to launch Mama's Kitchen in 2014. The new series will give you a behind-the-scenes look into some of my mom's favorite recipes (she definitely has her favorites!), what the recipe means to her (in her own words!) and of course, the recipe itself (with her helpful tips for easy and fun baking!). And since nothing says the holidays better than family cookies, I thought it only appropriate that we start with our family's classic cookies (remember this cookie-baking party with my cousin?). Here's how to make my grandmother's famous almond cookies...take it away, mom!!!
*1 cup butter or margarine (I find that margarine that still has trans fat in it works the best)
*2/3 cup sugar
*4 teaspoons almond flavoring
*1 teaspoon salt
*Exactly 1/3 cup eggs
Thanks, mom! I'm so excited about the new series, and will be posting a new recipe every other Thursday. I hope you'll enjoy it, friends! What recipes would you like to see my mom tackle? Feel free to suggest your favorites in the comments or email me at Mellow1422 (at) aol. Let the fun and deliciousness begin! xoxo
P.S. Did you try this recipe? I'd love to see how it turned out, so feel free to send me those photos too! :)