Friday, December 17, 2010

Merry Christmas Molasses Cookies

A while back my kids helped me whip up a batch of our Merry Christmas Molasses cookies.  I had prepared some of the dry ingredients and paired them up with some of my hand made gingerbread ornaments to sell at this years craft shows.  There was a few bags left over so we made them into cookies as a family activity one afternoon.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A short..bread Post

I'll keep this one short and sweet, just like the biscuits which seemed to have disappeared as quickly as they were prepared...all 100 of them!  I did double my batch to get this many, and my cutter is an itty bitty gingerbread man who's probably no taller than 1 1/2 inches at best.  The perfect man, gone in one bite!

Count Down to Christmas I have fallen behind YET again with these posts, so in an attempt to catch up I am going to share with you some of the recipes I promised to you back at the end of the Monster Buffet.

I never realized how much one can forget over the course of a year..silly me, thinking I could pull off my Grandmother's Christmas Pudding...really? Who was I kidding!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Monster Buffet

So, I am back....a month has past since my last post ! YIKES!  A lot has happened since then, craft show #1 {the 3 day blitz} was a HUGE success and the preparations for my son's 4th birthday party were completed and in the bag.

I took to baking up some special treats for my guy to share with his little buddies and any of their mom's who chose to stay and play. It seemed a perfect fit hosting a Little Monster Party seeing as a halloween celebration had just taken way at school on the same day. What better way for the kids to enjoy their costumes a little  bit longer. 
The transformer, the hamburger, the old western ranger...all suited up and ready for danger!
Goobly gook, and gross gumbo-
 everybody's tummies started to rumble-
To the kitchen we went to face our lunch
Who wants more ghoulish punch?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Different Kind of Baking

I can't believe it's already October, and my first major craft show of the year is in less than THREE WEEKS!  Needless to say I have been baking my heart out - but of tantilizing eye candy of a different nature...

polymer clay festive ornaments. 

( these ones aren't so festive, but I love them!)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Ode to PaperGlitter

Halloween Party Kit- EDITABLE TEXT Printable PDF

Halloween is fast approaching and having said that so is my son's 4th birthday!  I live for hosting my children's parties, what a great opportunity to have fun and allow my creative juices to flow!  My life is made substantially easier though with the help of a very talented gal Linnette {Owner of}.  She's SUPER creative, and has amazingly cute original graphics designed by herself! WOW! 

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Gone Bananas!

Egads!  What on earth happened to these bananas?  They turned soooo fast on me, never fear...

Moist Banana Cake
(or Muffins) are here.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Don't Worry... Be Happy!

My daughter started grade 1 yesterday, and was a little nervous about how it would all go. What better opportunity to bake a little sunshine for her to lift her spirits!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Way it All Began...

I suppose my true roots for the the desire to bake and create lie in part due to the days spent in the care of my Dad and Grandmother when I was sick from school.  If I couldn't go to it, it would come to me (or at least this is the way my father saw it).  There was never a day when we didn't bake or cook something - after all the culinary and confectionary arts were only glorified  mathematics and science lessons, just a whole lot tastier!

Monday, September 6, 2010

OMG! I have a blog....better get baking an effort to give myself purpose and actually stay true to one of my life long loves I have launched this blog to share with all of you my baking feats and disasters.  Good ideas and what seemed like good ideas at the time.

So, I will sign out tonight now that I figured out this template and return shortly with some delicious treats for your eyes and baking recipe boxes alike.

Sweet Dreams!