Family History, History Class, Uncategorized

On Baking, Butter, and a Shameless Deception

My kitchen is starting to smell like Christmas again! The bananas sat too long, so banana bread is in the oven. The butter is softening for sugar cookie dough, since I have high hopes that we can get it rolled, cut and frosted this weekend, somewhere between church decorating, Christmas caroling and our children's special… Continue reading On Baking, Butter, and a Shameless Deception

Books, Cooking, History Class, Life, Uncategorized, World War I

Making Anzac Biscuits

I'm constantly learning from my children. Most of these lessons are about the precious nature of time or the futility of cleaning, but recently my eldest had the opportunity to teach Mom a bit about history, too. She received the Stuck Inside Creativity Book * as a gift on our recent Midwest travels. It was… Continue reading Making Anzac Biscuits

Family History, History Class, Uncategorized

On Baking, Butter, and a Shameless Deception

December is here, it's officially Advent, and in my house that means┬ábaking season. My cookbooks are filled with favorite cookie recipes from my mom, grandmas, in-laws, and friends. If I only make the essentials, I've got a half a dozen types to whip together in the next four weeks. It gets a little crazy, and… Continue reading On Baking, Butter, and a Shameless Deception