Baking cookies is comforting, and cookies are the sweetest little bit of comfort food. They are very bite-sized and personal.
When I'm really stressed out, I go to church. I light candles and sit and pray. And I'll ask myself, What's the lesson? Why am I going through this? There's got to be a reason I'm here. What am I supposed to learn?
Sure, you can mix the flour, baking soda, salt, shortening, and the whole nine yards, but why wouldn't you just pull out a box of Bisquick?
Instead of doing cinnamon, nutmeg, and all those baking spices I'll have one spice that's for sweets, and that's pumpkin pie spice.
Baking is how you start kids at cooking in the kitchen. It's fun whether it's baking bread or cookies. With baking, you have to be exact when it comes to ingredients.
My most cherished possessions are my grandma's letters and my vintage Martha Washington cookbook.
I'm an activist for gay marriage equality and children's rights. I'm the face of Share Our Strength.
Christmas is more stressful with present buying and making sure everyone gets included, but Thanksgiving is really not that. I don't ever really get stressed out about the food.
It's really easy to figure out why I love what I love, the holidays and food. I know the difference between having them and not having them.
Yes, I love white, and I'd wear it all the time if I could. Some people think I have an issue with cleanliness, but to me it's just so pretty.
Give yourself permission to get the most out of your life. If you're spending all your time scrubbing corners with a toothbrush, you're kind of missing the point. Taking shortcuts doesn't mean shortcutting the end result.
As a kid, I thought John Denver was the perfect Prince Charming.
How do I cope with stress? I clean and organize.
If you've attended the Cordon Bleu, you would know that no woman is supposed to be a chef - only men.
At this point in my life I am just about enjoying my free time and my downtime and that's what is about for us. My job is about making your job easier. I take a lot of pride in the quality of what I present, especially in 'Money Saving Meals.'
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