Cooking and baking are fun ways to share time with your family, both when making your meals and when eating them together. God gave us appetites, and He gave us all the ingredients we need to make our food. He provides for us just like His name tells us—Jehovah Jireh, the God who will provide. Be sure to thank God for giving you just what your body needs.

P.S. I can’t go away without sharing the recipe for “Daddy’s Favorite Cookies.” My four sons know which cookies are Daddy’s favorite. In fact, it was shortly after I made these cookies for my husband that he asked me to marry him! This recipe was given to me by the friend who introduced us.

Daddy’s Favorite Cookies

1 c. (2 sticks) butter, softened

1 c. brown sugar

1 c. white sugar

2 eggs

2 t. vanilla extract

3 ½ c. flour

4 t. cream of tartar

1 t. salt

2 t. baking soda

12 oz. chocolate chips

Mix the wet ingredients in one bowl and the dry ingredients in a second bowl. Combine both bowls together and drop by spoonful onto cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 10 min. 

Paula Miller is a children’s author, freelance writer, and homeschooling mom. She and her husband Travis live in south central Minnesota with their 4 sons. You can read more about Paula’s Faces in History Series for children 7 and up by visiting

This article was originally published in the Mar/Apr ’08 issue of Home School Enrichment Magazine. For more information, visit