It's Friday and I'm Celebrating The Small Things! Celebrate The Small Things is a weekly celebration where some bloggers have decided to post about something worth celebrating...no matter how big or small it is.
This week I'm celebrating that both my kiddos are on the mend! My daughter's sprained shoulder is almost completely healed since hurting it a few weeks ago. Her acupuncture treatment last week allowed her to play in her softball tournament last weekend...and according to the other softball moms (I couldn't make the games), she played well and didn't seem at all injured. Thank God!
And my son, while he still has a bit of a sore throat today (it's Thursday afternoon as I write this), he is currently at his friend's house playing. His spirits are much improved and he has had no fever for two days now. I'll continue to have him take the Chinese herbs until his throat is completely healed.
I'm also celebrating rainbow cookies. These are my favorite cookies and I finally found a recipe that is very close to the Italian pastry shop in Brooklyn that my grandparents used to get them from. When I was in high school, my grandparents would visit us every Monday because my grandpa's doctor was close to where we lived. And every week they'd bring Italian pastry cookies for us, with a load of rainbow cookies for me. I love you grandma and grandpa! I hope they have cookies in heaven that are just as delicious as in Brooklyn!
For the rainbow cookie recipe, click here. Changes I made to the original recipe: I omitted the raspberry jam and substituted almond pie filling for almond paste. Then I made a ganache out of the chocolate so it wouldn't crack when I cut the cookies.
What are you celebrating?
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