Based on I Love You Through and Through
by Carolyn Jane Church
One of our favorite and first books is I Love You Through and Through by Carolyn Jane Church. The simple rhyming story lists all the qualities that we love our children for — I love your happy side, sad side, silly side, mad side, and more! Even though we are now reading chapter books, I pull out this sweet board book about a boy and his teddy bear to remind my sons that I love them unconditionally – all of their qualities and feelings are precious to me. I love them through and through!
I think telling our children that we love them is important to their security and development, but that’s just my opinion. However, research in the fields of nutrition, psychology and social work has found that cooking together brings families closer and strengthens cultural ties. Take the time to make “the family recipe” no matter what it is and improve the communication between family members and strengthen the bonds of your family and community. If you don’t have a family recipe, you can whip out my Auntie’s recipe for P.S. I Love You Sugar Cookies, and know that you are doing more for your family than providing a sweet treat, you are making memories with each other and ensuring a tradition continues into the future.
Makes: 3 dozen cookies – depending on shape
Contains: Milk, Egg, Wheat
Challenge Level: Piece of Cake
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
For the Sugar Cookies:
For the Icing:
This is easy! Mix together some powdered sugar, milk and almond extract. Drizzle icing on each cookie and let it set before eating or storing your cookies.