Monday, April 22, 2013

just another ordinary miracle today

I was delighted when a dear friend of mine invited me to photograph the surprise arrival of her husband following a 6 month deployment. Wow! What a moving experience. I am so happy for this family to be reunited with one another after such a long time. Their happiness is contagious. I've been smiling all day. I hope this puts a smile on your face too. :)

Friday, April 19, 2013

Honey Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are our favorite "egg free" cookies. I have even (successfully) substituted half whole wheat pastry flour into these. ;) Don't over cook these tasty morsels. Error on the side of chewy.

1 ¼ cup flour
½ tsp baking soda
pinch Salt
¼ cup butter, softened
¼ cup sugar
½ cup honey
1 cup chocolate chips (or a mixture of pb chips, m&ms, reese’s pieces, etc.)

Preheat oven to 350°F.
Mix dry stuff (flour, baking soda and salt) together in a big measuring cup or a small bowl. 
In a medium bowl, blend butter, sugar and honey together with a rubber spatula or a mixer on low speed.
Mix in dry ingredients. Add chips and mix until everything is all creamed together.
Use a couple of soup spoons or tablespoons to drop blobs of dough onto a greased cookie sheet or parchment paper.