Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Frosting (Dairy-Free)

Ah, the sugar cookie. It’s such a classic cookie.

I baked a lot of sugar cookies over the summer for my church’s annual Vacation Bible School. One woman at my church is “famous” for her sugar cookies that are served each year at VBS. Β In June, she asked me to take over the sugar cookie baking, and I gladly accepted. She insisted that I use her sugar cookie recipe, and I was more than happy to! (more…)

Hannah and cookies

Hannah recently entered a local teen fashion contest. The contest was for teen girls to show how to dress up a basic outfit in an inexpensive way while also providing shopping tips.

She asked me to take her pictures, and of course I said yes. I love being behind the lens of my camera.Β I’m not sure when Hannah will find out who won, but I do want to share the photos she submitted!

Her “plain” outfit.

Her fully accessorized outfit!

Very schnazzy.




Love her. So much.


This summer has been the summer of zucchini for my garden. The zucchini grew and grew like crazy. I think I still have some to pick.


I have made countless loaves of zucchini bread. I’ve tried every variation, too–chocolate chip, nut and raisin, banana and Nutella. You get the point.

I was staring at a zucchini laying on my dining room table a few days ago. I was in the mood to bake (as usual), but didn’t want to make another loaf of zucchini bread. So I made cookies.

You would think I’d be tired of cookies by now. Nope. Definitely not.

Here is a lovely recipe for milk chocolate chip zucchini cookies.



These cookies are different from “regular” chocolate chip cookies for two reasons. They have milk chocolate chips and they’re super soft.Β I think the softness comes from the moisture in the grated zucchini.

If you enjoy soft, chewy cookies, definitely try out the recipe and let me know what you think!