It\u2019s the stuff of commercials\u2014moms expressing their love for their kids through the baking of wholesome treats. It\u2019s a perennial theme because it\u2019s true. As a mom you feel good when you see your child enjoy something you\u2019ve provided (it\u2019s probably one of the drivers that\u2019s kept us going as a species for so long). Fortunately for me it\u2019s a feeling that apparently never wanes, no matter what age your child. My mom still bakes me cookies. Only now they\u2019re extra-extra special cookies because she bakes them without dairy of any kind. As anyone with an allergy knows, it\u2019s extremely difficult to travel when so many foods can trigger an attack. By design, I\u2019m sure, my mom\u2019s cookies are not only delicious, they also hold up well in a briefcase; they\u2019re full of wholesome oatmeal and plump raisins so they stay moist and don\u2019t crumble easily. Whenever I bite into one\u2014wherever I may be\u2014I\u2019m home.