Sunflower seed cookies

I believe this is a recipe from my Great Grandma Linda. We made these on the second anniversary of my mother’s death. I had my doubts about the cookies as we made them – for starters, I really don’t like vegetable shortening. It’s just too… fatty. I know that’s the whole point of it, but…

two years gone

It’s been two years since we lost my mom. There was a time in my life that calling her “mom” was difficult – we had let a crack into our relationship that was so wide it started to split the familiar. Since her death, I’ve found my way back to feeling that closeness again and…