Sunday, November 16, 2014

A little random and "What's in your cookie jar?"

We had our first snow-fall on my last booked day for cat-sitting. I ended my service caring for the beautiful Dominique who is doing much better now since her illness early Fall.
I hope I can visit her in the future as she has become a very special cat in my life; one I love very much. I stayed with her as long as I could, gave her a hug and returned home feeling very low. This is a hard thing to shake. I guess it will just take time.

So, What's in your cookie jar today?
I baked up two batches of chocolate chip/ slivered almond cookies for whoever might drop in over the next few days.
Everyone has their favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, I'm sure. I use only local organic, brown eggs & I swear that makes them amazing.
AND...You only need one big bowl to do all the mixing.
Of course, the retired-guy will enjoy them. I bought a box of chocolate fudge cookies from the corner store at the end of our country road on Friday and we tried them with black tea. All I got from him was.."they aren't like your cookies." I had to agree. They were good but not home-made.

Just to help get into the Christmas mood, I baked to my newest Christmas cd, Tinsel Town by Jimmy Rankin. It is beyond a doubt the best I have heard for awhile. Jimmy wrote the title song and it is beautiful. It reminds me a lot of Jackson Brown music. There are many of the old favorite Christmas tunes on this recording and my second favorite song on the cd is "Have Yourself a Very Merry Christmas." This one makes me tear up.
And my kitchen company today was the ever-adorable Rae-Rae.
She is a cat that never lost her kitten face.

Nothing compares to the gorgeousness of the first snow-fall of the season (still snowing as I type)  and my grand-kitty Rae-Rae.

Stay toasty, Deb


  1. Rae Rae and Dominique are both such beautiful cats.

  2. So hard to say goodbye.
    Snickerdoodles and lemon ginger shortbread are in the cookie jars right now.

  3. Lovely kitties ! What;s in our cookie jar? why dog cookies for our Miggs lol yes she has a cookie jar full of small biscuits lol ! If I bake any cookies here they don't last long enough to be in a cookie jar with Papa around lol ! We had our first snow fall to and it is still falling all white here now , it is soo pretty to ! Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

  4. Beautiful kitties. You will miss them and they will miss you.

  5. Hi Deb! Your cookies sound so good and look good too! Aw, what a pretty little kitty with the white face and of course Rae Rae is adorable! ;) Thanks for popping in to see me and I hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,

  6. Such lovely kitties! And I know it must have been hard to say good bye to Dominique. I hope you can stay in touch with her.

    Your cookies look delicious! And Rae Rae looks like the perfect assistant. :-)

  7. I hope you get to visit Dominique soon. =)

    I know no store bought could compare to your homemade with great ingredients! I think it makes a difference in the taste, too, Deb. Wish I were close enough to stop by... ;) blessings ~ tanna

  8. So hard to say farewell to sweet kitties. I know they will miss you too. Hmmm, Chocolate chip cookies! In our cookie jar; shortbread.

  9. Rae Rae does have a kitten face, so cute! Dominique is gorgeous. I could just love on her for sure. I know this transition is hard for you. I think I need to bake some cookies this week. I'm ready for some new music, I'll check out that CD. Stay warm!

  10. We're going to miss seeing all of the kitties we've become fond of too!
    I'm totally amazed that in the midst of all that's going on you still find time to bake. You're giving me a

  11. Taking care of so many wonderful cats, they would become your friends, and you became theirs. It's hard to say good-bye to any friend.

  12. I have Christmas music playing on the radio and will be baking some Pistachio Spritz today to go in my Cookie Jar and as gifts to the grands on their "Turkey" plates. The kitties are adorable, but then, I'm a crazy cat lady now, XOXO

  13. I'm afraid the only thing in my cookie jar these days are crunchy dog treats! Such beautiful cats!

  14. Beauties! It's hard not to fall in love, isn't it? Purrs....

  15. You do write the warmest, most inviting posts. Makes me want to come visit or move in. :) Maybe I'll just go look for a cookie recipe and put on some Christmas music. The cats are beautiful.

  16. Both cats are just beautiful. The photo of RaeRae just makes me want to reach out and rub her fur. I baked Mrs. Fields Cookies today (double dose of chocolate - milk chocolate and white chocolate). I have to agree with the retired guy that store bought cookies can't compare to homemade cookies. Stay warm and enjoy the snow.

  17. Peanut butter cookies have filled my cookie jar....I also use as much organic as possible.

  18. Those look delicious! Today I'm making maple brown sugar cookies for our sale opening! Maybe lemon ones, too!