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This week is the birthday of a very special little boy!! Ethan is turning 3 years old and is the son of a very special lady who attends our church. Mom called asking if I could make star shaped sugar cookies and his favorite color was orange!!

I always worry a little that the cookies will not look special enough. I am not a decorator. I don’t have the fancy tools to do special decorating. But I have fun baking and icing the cookies, especially for my young friends.

The hospitality hint of the week is, many times simple is better!! Seems if I try to get fancy, it never turns out the way I expect. If I keep it simple, it usually comes out just right plus I’m not stressed out!!

I just used a simple powdered sugar glaze and sprinkled coarse sugar all over the top. Ice your cookie, set it in a shallow container and sprinkle on the sugar. No mess to clean up and you can conserve all the sugar that falls off.

I buy all different colors of sugars by checking after the holidays. The specialty sugars and toppings are usually discounted.

So get out those cookie cutters, your favorite sugar cookie recipe and start baking!!!

Keep it simple!!!


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The wife and I stayed here for our one year anniversary and had a great time. The owners are so nice and caring. It is a quiet and romantic place to stay, with great views and quaint historic rooms with a lot of character. We will definitely be back again!

We visited the Mill House for our second time in the Grand Rapids area. Ron and Kathy even made sure to have the local bald eagle put in an appearance on one of our river walks. Clean spacious room, pleasant company and bacon scones. A slice of heaven in NW Ohio.

One of the best overnight stays we have ever taken. First, you are greeted with warmth and kindness. The Mill House is a true getaway from the rush and stresses of life. The rooms are all very inviting and a place of refuge. The snacks are best around and the breakfast felt like home with relatives. Will recommend this place to everyone and returning very soon!

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