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The Secret Ingredient

By Dominique Browning, January/February 2010

Author Dominique Browning’s essay on the healing powers of friends and family.


READER'S COMMENT:
"It's not that these cookies don't look totally amazing, it's just that I don't know if I can bring myself to use 2 sticks of butter in a cookie recipe. Does Eating Well have a lighter version? If not, perhaps I can adjust it. "
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It's not that these cookies don't look totally amazing, it's just that I don't know if I can bring myself to use 2 sticks of butter in a cookie recipe.

Does Eating Well have a lighter version? If not, perhaps I can adjust it.

Anonymous

02/16/2010 - 1:36pm

A friend brought me your article....as I too recently had to recover from major surgery and was reliant on the love of friends and family to help me recuperate. It was very timely, as last night I had a party for all the wonderful people who brought me dozens of meals, drove my children to and from activities, brought me books and movies, and helped me until I was back on my feet. Had I seen your article sooner, I would have made these cookies to serve at the party!

Ironicallly, "The Secret Ingredient" is the name of my business...I teach cooking classes in Connecticut. Thank you for a great article and a great recipe.

Anonymous

01/09/2010 - 5:43pm

very thin and crisp. good traditional flavor but too greasy without the extra flour.

Anonymous

01/08/2010 - 6:36pm

Thank you so much Dominique for you article. I am an RN who had many surgical patients while I practiced . I appreciate your down to earth sincere comments about your post surgical recovery. Re-cently I was diagnosed with a condition which will necessitate the changing or reawakening of my old physical habits-the changing of my back discs which are not as" spongy". In order to avoid pinched nerves and surgery I find I need to change the way I practise my activities. Over the year of finding the diagnosis, my husband has helped me in so many ways as have my children, when they could. It is nothing as extreme as you have had to go through but I appreciated the tie -in with the cookies you made in your article. And it reminded me to include the cooking which my sister does with love. She raised 4 children with her husband and is a former RN (do we ever become "former"). From that , I guess, she has a lot of experience cooking but still does it with "love". Thanks for your article!!
Barb Costen @ bacosten@verizon.net

Anonymous

01/07/2010 - 5:14pm



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