Monday, December 19, 2011

"Me Want Cookies," Cookie Monster

Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.  
                Barbara Jordan, the first African-American Woman elected to the House of Representatives                                                                                       

This is another page from the book dummy, and I chose it because, like many of us, Aunt Ruth is busy baking for the holidays.  As I think about this season and Aunt Ruth's way of life, her operating system of goodness and giving comes to mind.  

She cooks to make people happy.  

Imagine that?

Happy Holidays to each and every one of you from Aunt Ruth and Me

(if you would like a cookie recipe from Aunt Ruth, she'll be happy to share.  just leave a request here or directly to


  1. I am a HUGE fan of homemade cookies. In fact, I'm about to don my apron and head into the kitchen to start baking cookies to bring to California for Christmas. I would LOVE one of Aunt Ruth's favorites. In trade, here is one of mine.

  2. So sweet to think that she's still baking cookies and sharing her love. Would love hers or yours favorite recipe??
    Chag Sameach... Happy Holidays!

  3. I am looking forward to baking cooking with my mom and daughter this week. My mom and I have have done this for many years. It's the time spent in the kitchen together when we can remember holidays past, the loved ones we miss most, and to continue to love people as Aunt Ruth has.

  4. I can't tell you how important a recipe from
    Aunt Ruth would mean to me. But I can tell you this, Before women had nothing but the man they married, they had their recipes. They would sign them and pass them on to other women. Other women would then add their name when passing the recipe on. It was a mark that they were meant to make in history. So a recipe became the first item women owned and named. I still follow this tradition. I have a recipe from our beloved Rosemary with 15 names on it. And on these days of tradition I would love Aunt Ruth to be added to my collection for I too am a cookie monster with coffee, please.