baby steps

As a relatively new parent, I’ve long since accepted the fact that my life has pretty much been turned upside down, that parenthood involves sacrificing much of my former life as I’ve known it. I look back on some of the more elaborate cakes I’ve made, the hours and days involved, and sometimes admittedly bemoan the loss of the luxury of time, a few uninterrupted hours to myself to just get into some sort creative zone.

But every little death of a piece of me yields the potential for something new or different.

Baking cookies felt exactly like the liberating paradigm shift I needed.

Humble, basic, rustic cookies.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters (Dorie Greenspan’s recipe from Baking: From My Home to Yours)

Nothing new or novel, but…they just hit home.

World Peace Cookies (Dorie Greenspan’s recipe (click here for recipe), also from Baking: From My Home to Yours)

And felt perfect.

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