Purple Kitchen Treats

Over the past few years, I have been working on a cookbook. During this time, I took time off to finish my Master's Degree. Now that I have accomplished that, I am working again on my cookbook, slowly but surely.

However, over the past few months, something interesting has happened...I have received multiple requests for baked goods, particularly my cookies. I am also receiving multiple requests for granola. So, with all these requests in mind, I have started to make my cookies for sale, along with my granola.

My official web site is available, but will be undergoing a significant redesign. Be sure to visit my "official" web site at: http://www.susanshonk.com and watch for some exciting changes.

From the heart of my purple kitchen to you,

Thursday, November 24, 2011

365 in 365 - Giving thanks and passing on a blessing

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!  I hope your day was blessed with family, friends and good times.  

While we are giving thanks, let's not forget about those in need.  I am fortunate, as are my family and most of the people I know.  But, there are families and people who struggle with emotional challenges as well as financial challenges every day.  This is not just a need that occurs at the holidays.  For many, it is a need that is constant.  

My way of giving is to have a set dollar amount taken out of my pay check every payday.  My donations are to a couple of charities that work with cancer patients and one that provides food to those in need.  The other ways that I give are to help with special fund-raisers by giving time, donating baked goods or money, which ever is what my resources will allow.  Another way that I can help is to do something for someone else on the spur of a moment....hold a door, give up my seat for an elderly individual, greet someone warmly, buy a Police Man a cup of coffee when they are directing traffic in the cold, or whatever else may be appropriate.  

There are so many opportunities to bless others, so some day, if I ever get to open a diner, I would like to find ways to help struggling families and individuals through my business. 

Wishing you all many blessings from the heart of my purple kitchen to you!!!

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