Improvement is a life long journey

None of us will become perfect in a day or a month or a year. We will not
accomplish it in a lifetime, but we can begin now, starting with our more
obvious weaknesses and gradually converting them to strengths. This quest may
be a long one; in fact, will be lifelong. It may be fraught with many mistakes,
with falling down and getting back up again. But we must not sell ourselves
short. We must make a little extra effort. Kneel before God in supplication. He
will comfort, sustain, and bless us.

– Gordon B. Hinckley

Reading/Knowledge is Power

In this world there are many who are unable to read or write. For them there is
little light of ages past, and only diminished knowledge of the vast and
intriguing world of the present. The darkness that surrounds them, the bleak
shadow of illiteracy, condemns them to poverty, hunger, and ignorance. Do
whatever you can to help them, whether they be in your home, neighborhood, or
across the world. Bring light into their lives by helping them learn to read.
– Gordon B. Hinckley

Greatest snickerdoodle cookies of all time

  • 1 stick of salted butter (8 tbsp.)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla (real vanilla is best)
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of walnuts (optional)

Cinnamon sugar coating

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350.

Mix butter and sugar at medium speed until pasty. Add egg and vanilla, mix together at medium speed until creamy. Stir in baking soda, salt, cream of tartar, cinnamon, and flour. Roll dough balls in the cinnamon sugar coating. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls about 2” apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 12 minutes.  Let cool slightly before removing from baking sheet. Yields approximately 24 cookies. Enjoy!

I live in high altitude so this recipe has been adjusted accordingly. If you try it and they don’t seem right, try reducing the flour a little or adding a little more butter (coconut oil works great too).