From the beginning of time, God created the woman to be the keeper of the family. The book of Proverbs gives many guidelines for us to pattern our lives after, including a portion dedicated to the discussion of a valuable treasure found in a woman that is virtuous. When I read this portion of scripture, I see many things that describe a good wife and mother. As a wife and a [new] mother, I want to create and keep a home that pleases God and my family.
In saying all of this, my blog will be written about the things I do to make my house a home for my family. I enjoy cooking and baking from scratch, trying new recipes, reading cook books, saving money, sewing, crocheting, and many other crafty things. My husband enjoys gardening and canning, which I'll be posting about as well.
Well, now that this has been quite a serious post, let me say a little more about myself. I am the wife to a wonderful, hard working man who takes good care of me and always makes sure I have what I need. I am a mother to the sweetest little angel whom we welcomed into this world almost 5 weeks ago. My world has changed in the last 5 weeks beyond what I could have imagined. In about 2 more weeks I will return to a job I love as a veterinary technician. It will be hard to leave this little boy at home with my husband who will be out of school, but I know that he will be in the best of hands!
I hope that I will write things in this blog that may interest you in some way. I welcome comments and feedback and need all the help I can get regarding blogging and my writing skills!
To start off on the left foot, (I'm a lefty!) I will post my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. My husband will appreciate this because they are his favorite cookies! Who doesn't like a good chocolate chip cookie?
I cannot take credit for this recipe, it came from one of my many cookbooks, "Baking: Easy-to-make great home bakes" edited by Carole Clements. This book is full, as expected, of easy delicious recipes.
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/8 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional
Cream butter with sugars until well combined. Stir in vanilla and egg.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, soda, and salt. Stir into butter mixture until well combined.
Use a spoon to stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.
Place heaped teaspoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Bake until lightly colored, about 10-12 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack.
The end result is a soft chewy cookie that is delicious! If you think they are too "flat" you can increase the flour to 1 1/4 cup.