Who are you really baking for?


Nothing says December like lights and baking. Or is this some smokescreen of a plan to eat cookie dough?

Baking for the neighbors. That’s what I told myself anyway. It was like a public service. They were new and how could they possibly feel welcomed to the neighborhood without my famous chocolate chip cookies? Simply said, they couldn’t.

This was old thinking. I see that now. But as the holidays round the bend for the 3rd round since I decided to live a healthier lifestyle, I find old patterns easily creep in on the backs of such things as chocolate chip cookies. And these little gems that just walked through the door…


…Literally, just now as I was typing this. A sleepover friend for my son and a plate of turtle brownies. Two-fer. Happy first day of Hanukkah! It’s just what we do as a culture to say Happy Holidays, isn’t it?

We might not have complete control over daily sugar visitations that come our way, but what we do have control over is this: the realization that the neighbors DO NOT need to be greeted with a red plate of flour and sugar to feel welcomed to the neighborhood. A plant would be just fine.

And a plant, come to think of it, would be WAY better for me because I would not be tempted to eat the leaves.

Happy December!

About @jamieweil

I'm on an adventure to bring happiness, relaxation, and some shine to a stressed out world. You might call it a Divine mission. Covid Season 2020 has taught me some important lessons about myself and about you, but most importantly about US. I have written about those in a book called Shine: When Chasing Sacred Spaces Goes Dark which came out December 2020 and hit #1 Bestseller in 7 categories out of the gate thanks to my readers. Right now, I'm blogging about fun, food, and wine at jamieweilwrites.com and sharing spa secrets I've been wanting to share FOREVER at spaguidesecrets.com. Stay tuned and get your robes ready. Home base: www.jamieweil.net
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