cookie season

November 21, 2017 | 1 Comment

This is really the only rolled cookie recipe you need. It’s simple to the point of being boring, but it’s perfect and everybody loves it. Including Clara, of course.

rolled cookies
My granddaughter is very particular about sprinkles.

She says her favorite flavor is “Canada Leaf.” There’s no secret other than using real butter and fresh eggs.

seasonal shapes make them fun

All-Purpose Rolled Cookies

1-1/2 c. butter
1-1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 egg
1 T. vanilla
3 c. flour
1/4 t. salt

Cream butter and sugar; add egg and vanilla; add flour and salt. Roll out
and cut into shapes. Bake at 325 10-12 min. Ice, sprinkle, and enjoy!

This is a basic recipe. You can add spices, like cardamom, cinnamon, and allspice. Or flavorings–extracts of almond, orange, or lemon. Grated orange or lemon peel is nice, too. You can also add different flavors to the icing.

Happy holidays, readers!


Susan (aka Glamma) and Clara

thank you for your service

November 11, 2017 | 1 Comment

Look at these brave American vets with my hero-worshipping stepson! We are so grateful for those who serve our country.

thank you for your service

Some of the hardest and most humbling books I’ve written feature military members and their families. It’s an honor and a privilege to write about them.

liberation of southern France, August 1944

Map of the Heart features the liberation of southern France in WWII.

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The Ocean Between Us is about a family dealing with a mishap on an aircraft carrier.

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The Apple Orchard and The Beekeeper’s Ball feature the saving of the Jews of Denmark in WWII.

Sam in Lakeside Cottage is a vet and reluctant hero. The Summer Hideaway has one, too, come to think of it.

With love and remembrance,