Teen(running down, composed, soft yet strong tone)-"Mom, he tore the cover of my favorite book."
8 yr old(following the teen, high pitched and talking fast)- "Mom it was an accident!"
Me(cooking in the kitchen, I want to be left alone. In a slow tone)- "Tell me, what do you want me to do?"
Teen(still composed)- "Give him a thinking time."
Teen(disappointed and irritated)- "Not fair mom..." and goes away.
Two days later. I walk into my backyard and see the HARRY POTTER book completely wet(the only day it rained in SF) and very antique looking. I got mad, rushed inside, and called for the little one(with a little louder voice) and showed him the book. I said, "You left the book in the garden, now you better pay 10 dollars and sit and think about it, OK?"
My little one runs to his room, counts his dollars religiously, 3 times, gives it to me and says, "I am sorry". That puppy face, I had to hug him, gave his money back and said, "It's OK, next time be more careful".
All this while, the teen is standing there in shock and disbelief. He says with his annoyed composed tone, "NOT FAIR MOM, he gets a hug?? I was keeping that book well for years,treasured it, and now you give him a hug?".
These 'feel good my dear' COOKIES will make anyone feel loved. It did make my teen feel better, at least for a bit.
Take a bite, and you feel like you've eaten cake, ice cream, and cookie all at once. I can without a doubt say it's one of the best cookies I've made in a while. They are soft, pillowy on the inside, and slightly crunchy on the outside with sugary bits in every bite..OMG, it's divine. The beet juice adds a subtle yet beautiful and natural color. You can subconsciously taste it, but not that obviously.