Posted by: Debra LaValley | May 11, 2011

May 11, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

I know . . . I know! I am a little LATE to say Happy Mother’s Day! I have been a bit lazy with my posting, and it has been much longer than I thought it was since my last post. Sunday – all my siblings gathered at our folks’ house and celebrated Mother’s Day! Christie and Melissa stopped by as well. There was laughter and lots of food! There seems to always be a lot of food when we all get together – and good food. When I think of my mother – I think of good food and laughter. She has always been a terrific cook. Growing up – we always had homemade desserts. We would come home from school and there would be homemade cookies or something for us to grab to “keep us” until supper time. My mother has also given us more than a few laughs through the years as well – usually doing something a little silly like wearing a dryer softener sheet on top of her head (and putting one on the dog’s collar too) to keep away the bugs or plunging into the icy Atlantic ocean and tasting the salt water with her tongue because she liked the taste. I consider myself very fortunate that we have a large and close family that regularly gets together to celebrate occasions, like Mother’s Day! Thanks for being such a great Mother – Mom! I know that you enjoyed your special day!

Below is one of my favorite cookies made by my Mother. They are called Split Seconds. They are quick to make and are so delicious they are eaten quickly as well!

Split Seconds

2 cups flour
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 cup margarine
1 egg
2 tsp. vanilla
jelly or jam

Cream sugar and margarine together. Add the egg (beaten). Add rest of ingredients, except jam/jelly. Roll dough and make canal down the middle. Spoon in jelly or jam. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until they turn golden brown. Let cool and then cut diagonally.

*I love the ends the best 🙂


  1. It is those warm memories from childhood that show us love and family. Our moms come from that same small town history and it shows in how they taught us life skills and right from wrong while we were growing up. It makes me smile to see you write or hear you speak of the memories from your childhood. Our childhoods are wound around each other in small moments and in shared relatives. You were one of the cool older girls when I was at camp with your mom as my leader. Thank you for this entry. It made me remember my mom and how like your mom she was. May I add my Happy Mother’s Day to your mom, Betty. So glad that day was filled with family, good food, laughter and love, Deb. What a great way to spend a day and create more memories!

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