Love From My Oven
There are all kinds of ways to show people that you care – a thoughtful note, a small gift, a hug, a cup of coffee, or even a homemade treat. Have you ever sent love from your oven? It’s fun! As far back as I can remember I have baked things for the people I love. I remember the first cake I made all by myself for my dad. It was some kind of microwave German chocolate cake. It looked hideous (and probably wasn’t too tasty) but I was so very proud to give it to my dad. Maybe that was the beginning of my love of baking? It made my dad so happy and proud of me and here I am 20 years later baking for the people I love.
A few weeks ago Amanda from i am baker had offered 2 dozen cookies to families who needed some encouragement. People were to send in their nominations and she would pick 5 deserving families to be surprised. Well, the stories came in and she couldn’t say no to even one (because she is the sweetest person you will ever meet) so she sent out a plea for help to the blogging world. Soon every family had a match – 165 families!<
I was so pleased to be a part of this. *My* assigned family was coming home from 4 years of missionary service overseas. I thought a cheery “welcome home” care package might just be the encouragement they need. Cookies can’t change the world but they can make a person smile. And maybe making someone smile will change their world at least.
By the way, I have no doubt Amanda would have made each and every one of those families a cookie care package but she had other things going on in her life that were a little more urgent…like having her FOURTH BABY! We are all very excited for her to welcome little Eddie into the world. Come check him -and all of his red-haired cuteness- out over at her other blog i am mommy.
71 Comments on “Love From My Oven”
Thanks for bringing us backstage and for sharing the steps on how to get them!
Heya just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you
know a few of the pictures aren’t loading properly.
I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue.
I’ve tried it in two different web browsers and both show the same
Greetings! Very helpful advice in this particular article!
It is the little changes that will make the biggest changes.
Many thanks for sharing!
Oh! I think this is literally one of the sweetest things I’ve ever seen. I love it, and the Welcome Home fit perfectly!
THANK YOU Katrina for the cookies for our family, what an amazing talent you have, they were beautiful and SO YUMMY!!! Our kids were delighted and we felt truly blessed by our good friend for nominating us, and for your willingness to bake!! I look forward to reading your blog!
Hi Katrina, this is Megan, the one who nominated Shannon for the welcome home cookies! Thank you so much for the beautiful job you did! I know she is going to love them. Thanks for your willingness to volunteer your skills to bless someone else. 🙂 I’ll be following your blog now!
incredibly beautiful! and cookies can change my world ;P
pl upload in flickr if you have a profile. do you? these are so sunny and bright!!!!
Katrina, this is such a wonderful program to take part in, and you are so sweet to give your talents and time to others who gave their time to such important causes. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
This is excellent and a beautiful post. Such kind gesture .. such beautiful thoughts 🙂
oh what a fun project -these are adorable and anyone would be lucky to receive them!
What a fabulous story! This kind gesture reflects what I’ve come to know of the food blogger world.
What a lovely surprise to come home to! We love to surprise people with a little ‘cookie love’!
I am new to the blog world and just found yours, I am loving it! It has made my Saturday special!…Check out mine-afarmgirlsview
Your cookies are so sweet and thoughtful.
What a great idea! And such beautiful cookies.
I want in on the next round…if Amanda decides to do anything like this again.
what a cute message and cookies. Love the idea that Amanda had, how nice.
Hey Anonymous – I know this was a weird post because it didn’t have any recipes! I will be posting my sugar cookie recipe soon but you can use this technique on any sugar cookie as long as you make it thick enough to hold up under all of the icing. I frosted them using Royal Icing. You should visit Bridget over at Bake at 350 to see step-by -step instructions on this technique. I want to be like her when I grow up! 🙂 There is a wonderful recap of Bridget’s skills over here at Pioneer woman as well:
I hope this helps. Good luck! ♥
What a heart welcoming home Katrina! It is obvious that you put your heart into baking these lovely cookies! Thank you and have a great weekend 🙂
Hi, I saw this on foodbuzz, and I absolutely love, love, love your cookies! Do you mind posting the recipe, as well as how you frosted them. I have attempted sugar cookies, but never know how to ice them. Thanks so much!
Katrina, what a wonderful package you put together! I’m certain that the family who received it opened it and that smiles were had all around. These cookies are so pretty I’d be tempted not to eat them… but then my kids would say “Mom… they are cookies, they are meant to be eaten” and they would sway me. Lovely job! A well deserved Top 9!!
Cute cookies dazzling on the top 9…congratulations to you dear for the brilliant idea and execution Katrina !