We were talking, as Molly signed my book, about writing recipes, and I told her that I wanted to write my family's cookbook and had started by giving my children a booklet of recipes that I had written. I seemed to add my own commentary to the recipes. See the recipe I sent to my son for Valentine's Day last year, full of not just recipe, but me:
Sam's Valentine Cookies
1 stick butter (basic)
½ cup organic cane sugar (basic)
½ cup brown sugar (basic)
1 egg (basic)
a splash of vanilla (basic but oh so good)
1 ¼ cups flour (basic)
1 tsp of baking powder (basic)
1 cup rolled oats (for health)
½ cup coconut (for dreams)
gratings of fresh ginger (for love)
Mix the first three, then add egg, ginger and vanilla. The dry stuff gets thrown in and mixed with the less dry stuff. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10-15 minutes.
Love you, Sam! Happy Valentines Day. They're in the oven right now. I will be mailing them today, expect them Saturday.