Love Recipe

My Grandma Jane would have been 74 years old today. She would have told you she was 73. Grandma always shaved a year off of her age. I don’t know why. She lived with the spirit and energy of a teenager.

I wrote this recipe in Grandma’s honor for a cookbook called “Give a Soul a Cookie.” Her church printed it and dedicated to her memory. 

Grandma Jane and Me

In some ways Grandma was like a cookie. Everybody loved her. She brought smiles to people’s faces and it was always a treat when she was around.

She taught me how to make sweet gifts out of flour, butter, and sugar. She also taught me how to make life sweet with hugs, smiles, and love. We made a lot of desserts in her kitchen. More importantly, we made a lot of memories.

So while Grandma bakes cookies with the angels (and surely makes a great mess in Heaven’s kitchens) I will savor the legacy she shared.

Grandma Jane taught me mixing family and time is the greatest recipe of all. The results are sweeter than any cookie.

A Life Full of Love
This is a recipe I wrote for a cookbook dedicated to my beloved Grandma Jane. The book is called “Give a Soul a Cookie.” It was distributed by Middle Smithfield Presbyterian Church.

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  1. – Faith
  2. – Hugs
  3. – Time
  4. – Laughs
  5. – Exercise
  6. – Volunteering
  7. – Nuts
  8. – Prayer
  1. Preheat heart and home with faith
  2. Mix family with thousands of hugs and heaping cups of time
  3. Stir in several pounds of big laughs and silly times with good friends
  4. Add a healthy scoop of exercise
  5. Stir in several cups of volunteering
  6. Toss in some nuts
  7. Top with prayer
  8. Savor every bite
  1. Remember mixing family and time is the greatest recipe of all.
Frosting and a Smile

6 comments on Recipe for a Life Full of Love

  1. Holly Coco halterman
    December 2, 2013 at 3:37 pm (9 years ago)

    Loved it Miss Laurie! I do miss her so much! It is the time of year when she would bring me my treat of Glade Candles and Air Freshners cause she knew I loved that sort of thing…..Love you Miss Jane <3

  2. Frank
    December 2, 2013 at 11:42 pm (9 years ago)

    Very well said, loved it.she is so missed by many

  3. darcie
    March 3, 2015 at 6:16 pm (7 years ago)

    I think of her every time I am in the pool. Here in Saw Crrek she is spoken of almost daily still.