There are a few things that I can't say no to when the kids ask for something. One is new books. The other is baking cookies. If I bake something for you, it means I like you...a lot. Baking is therapeutic for me too. When I asked the girls if they wanted anything to take on our trip to New Orleans, Destiny asked for Rice Krispie Treats and Autumn asked for Snickerdoodles. I happily agreed.
As I baked in our 1960s era kitchen tonight, I couldn't help but wonder if Mrs. Riebel (the original owner of our house) enjoyed spending time in the kitchen like I do. Did she bake cookies for her children? Did she find baking to be relaxing? Did she thumb through cookbooks looking for new recipes to try? When I'm working in the kitchen, I get a good feeling, like this kitchen has seen a lot of love.