French Butter Cookies

The Cookie That Makes Everyone Happy

Phyllis Inspiration, Lifestyle 15 Comments

It’s time for another reader request topic: French baking recipes! Oh, I just love this subject. French baking sounds fancy, but in reality, is very simple. What makes it special is using the proper techniques combined with high-quality ingredients. The recipe I have chosen to share is perhaps the simplest cookie of all. It is humble in shape and color, …

Autumn Bliss picture of nut cookies

Long-Awaited Autumn Bliss Arrives

Phyllis Lifestyle 19 Comments

I can’t explain it, but I feel that my year starts over in the fall. Most people think of new beginnings at springtime when the earth is waking up. But autumn to me is exhilarating! The colors, the crisp air, the beautiful sunsets over colorful mountains—I love it! Autumn also brings a harvest of wonderful apples, pears, root vegetables, pumpkins, …

Lace Cookie

Calling All Artisans and the Perfect Lace Cookie

Phyllis Inspiration, People 21 Comments

When our team returned home from Victoria, Canada, after hosting An Occasion for Tea, they brought me a little surprise gift from Ivana Smulik. When I opened the cellophane wrapping, I found the most intricate cookie I have ever seen. I contacted Ivana asking if I could share this work of art on The Ribbon In My Journal. She graciously …