Butter Creates Memories
Apr. 27, 2012 5:41 am
Updated: Apr. 27, 2012 10:36 am
Not only does butter help create wonderfully delicious food that probably won't last long; it plays a part in creating life-long memories that warm the heart for eternity and often times stirs up a passion for cooking and baking.
One of my favorite memories is of when my mom used to make homemade bread. The aromatic smell would float in the air and touch our senses so that we could hardly wait for her to call us in from playing to tell us it had cooled down enough for us to have
a piece. It would be cool enough not to burn our mouths, and yet warm enough to melt the butter that seemed like a golden treasure to our taste buds.
My mom is not in the best of health these days and doesn't do a lot of cooking or baking any more. So now it's my turn to treat her : )
The joy I found in the food she made for us, and the time she spent teaching us to bake, and allowing us to experiment, planted a seed in me that grew and developed into a full -blossomed desire to create with food and to share with those around me. It
brings me much joy to cook and bake for my family. (My husband blames me for his weight gain over the years as he was quite thin when we married) It is also a passion of mine to make food for others around me. I feel it is a gift and talent that God has
blessed me with and a way I can bless others.
I remember those buttery bread days often and I still use real butter; especially when baking. There is nothing quite like it for the richness and flavor it provides. And, I don't forget to add the one other very important ingredient that my mom put into
everything she did....a big heaping dose of love!
This past week I had a chance to try a recipe from Go Bold With Butter containing two of my favorite ingredients butter and chocolate. I made Chewy Chocolate Cookies that were very much to me like a brownie in cookie form. A bit hit with the family! I
will definitely make them again and do some experimenting with different ingredients. Perhaps you'd like to try out the recipe and create some yummy treats for family and friends and maybe even some memories that will last a lifetime!
Chewy Chocolate Cookies
Enough to share!