Thursday, November 29, 2012

WFD? Hot Cocoa Roll Out Cookies

Thursday, November 29, 2012
So earlier this week, I posted some hot cocoa cookies inspired by a Christmas card.  It was all part of Haniela's post link up, which was super fun.

Anyway, I mentioned that they were hot cocoa flavored and I got a decent response for the recipe.

So here it is!:

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas Card Inspiration: Hot Cocoa

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Thanksgiving is over so I can start talking about Christmas now right??

I love Christmas.  I love decorating, making cookies, listening to music, and doing those cool fun neighborhood activities like cookie swaps and Christmas parties.  

Thanks to the internet, it's possible to include all my cookie friends from around the world into traditions now.  I love it!  So now on my list of favorite things about Christmas, are cookie link ups and challenges.  :)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving Y'all

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Just a quick note to say...

Monday, November 19, 2012

Pumpkin Macarons: Recipe and Linky Party!

Monday, November 19, 2012
I enjoy trying new things.  Really...even when they turn out pretty crappy.

I also enjoy pumpkin.  A lot.

So when I get the opportunity to combine the two I do.  And since it's so close to Thanksgiving the opportunity to experiment with pumpkin has been frequent.

I've been playing with macarons lately.  And while I certainly have a LONG way to go....I think most of what I need is practice.  Technique practice.  So while these macarons might be less than perfect, they sure are tasty.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

WFD? Perfect Pot Roast

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
So a weird thing happens to me when I get pregnant.  I go from a veggie loving (I could be a vegetarian, no problem) diner to a ravenous meat eating fiend.

I can't explain it.  But it's one of the ways I know I'm expecting.  And no, I'm not iron deficient.  My nutrients are in check...all is well.  It's just a craving I get.

Like with my first pregnancy....I decided, randomly, that for dinner one night I needed to hit up a Mongolian grill and loaded that to go box up with meat and noodles.  I didn't know I was pregnant at the time, but yeah, I should have known something was up then.

Anyway, this time around, I knew better.  So when I had an insatiable craving for pot roast for WEEKS....I decided maybe it was time to break out the EPT....and you know the rest of the story...

So anyways, POT ROAST!  I craved pot roast in the first trimester.  Mamma needed it bad y'all.  So I made it.... like 8 times.....tweaking it as I go.  I needed it to be perfect pot roast.  Not just any pot roast....perfect pot roast is all that would do.

It's pretty traditional.  Kinda like my mom would make.  But here it is.  My perfect pot roast... :)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Twilight Is Nearing An End....

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
I was sitting here chatting with my cookie friends instead of sleeping like all good pregnant women should be at 1:00am, and starting thinking about the Twilight movie coming out this weekend.

It's the end of the series.  The same nostalgia that hit when the last Harry Potter movie was released.

Well, except I still haven't accepted the end of Harry Potter.  I mean I have, but I still miss it.

Anyway, I was thinking back on Twilight over the years...and I realized I had a set of Twilight cookies that, for some reason or another, I don't think I ever got around to posting on my blog.  Facebook and Flickr yes... but the blog.... I couldn't find it.

So I thought I would go ahead and post them.  For old times sake.  To say goodbye to Twilight.

Have to give credit to Sugarbelle here.  She allowed me to use a few of her ideas...because really...she's already made the most awesome Twilight cookies.

Looking back.....I wish a year ago me would have taken the time to take prettier pictures....

Ah well.  Lesson moves on...

Monday, November 12, 2012

My Post Cookie Con Hand Painting Attempt

Monday, November 12, 2012

Also known as, my week trying to be as cool as Arty.

Well, I'm back from Cookie Con, and still not even kind of caught up on all the excitement.  I'm reeling.  It was AWESOME....with a capital AWE.

I'll do a Cookie Con recap later this week (or next), but for now I wanted to talk about something particular.

So Arty McGoo was there teaching in our little troupe that weekend.  And she did her all famous hand painting.  Really, if you enjoy damp dark places and have decided to live under a rock, and don't know who I'm talking about.... CLICK HERE.

Anyway, she did her demo on hand painting and somewhere during her presentation I said (aloud...why did I say it aloud?) "I think I can do that".

Then after Liz and I chatted, and she told me how fast and easy it was to paint on cookies.  I'm all for fast and easy....

And I came home.....and had a deadline to meet...and thought....quick and easy....ok... let's do this!

And after a WEEK this is what I came up with


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