First of all, thank you so much for all of your incredibly sweet comments on yesterday’s post. This is a really hard time for my family, but it’s great to know that there are so many caring people out there who will help love and support us through this time. Thanks to all of you for being awesome 🙂
A couple years ago I had a revelation.
A cooking magazine revelation.
You see, my sister (who’s always been interested in nutrition) was getting Eating Well magazine. I’d never heard of it but can honestly say that it was the first magazine I ever read where I wanted to make EVERYTHING in the entire thing. I mean, they showed you how to make healthy tamales! I think we all know I was hooked.
In that same issue they also had several cookie recipes that I tried, but there was one that stood above the crowd: One Nutty Date cookies.
Yes, I know I’m weird.
Yes, Nate knows it too.
Luckily he sees it as “endearing” – at least that’s what he tells me 🙂
Anyway, these cookies are amazing, but somehow I forgot about them for a few years. On Monday night when we got the news about my Papa all I could think about was baking…doing something with my hands…doing something that would make me feel closer to him. He was such a fantastic baker for so many years, and I decided to make the simplest recipe I could just to be in that moment with his memory. Y’all, these were perfect. I felt instantly calmed, and although I am still sad, I know that every time I bake my Papa will be watching over me.
Hopefully he knows how to adapt recipes to high altitude requirements 🙂
Y’all are amazing 🙂