Tag: holiday cookies

Making Whoopie

Making Whoopie

It’s that time of year again… birthday season! My husband Stephan and I have a very unusual coincidence when it comes to our birthdays. His is today (Christmas Eve) and mine is tomorrow (Christmas Day.) What are the odds? It is honestly not fun to […]

Oatmeal, Cranberry and Raisin Cookie

Oatmeal, Cranberry and Raisin Cookie

Now that my vacations are 0ver, I’m putting my time back into the good old blog. I’ve missed the whole blogging experience in the past 6 months or so. Not only have I been slacking on my own blog, but I’ve also slacked when it […]

Mawwiage is what bwings us towgethew

Mawwiage is what bwings us towgethew

That is a Princess Bride quote for those who think my spell check is not working…

It’s been too long since my last post… I’ve been busy as usual. My brother and his longtime love got married this past weekend at a fabulous little boutique hotel, The Water Street Hotel in Apalachicola, FL. I spent almost a week up in Tallahassee with the family before the wedding, a nice relaxing vacation for me. It was a real treat for me to be a guest at a wedding and not photographing it like we do every weekend. I did make their cake, which I will share photos of soon, and Stephan did the photography. I haven’t seen the wedding pictures yet, as Stephan keeps them under wraps until he’s ready to unveil. Unfortunately, I fear that he got a picture of me doing “the ugly cry” when my bro and mom were dancing. Gosh darn it!

These cookies really have nothing to do with the post… I made them a few weeks ago and have yet to blog them. I purchased a big ass bag of almonds at Costco and will be including almonds in everything I cook for the next few months. I love almonds, so that will be just fine for me! These cookies are very similar to the snowball cookies, but I think have a better flavor since they contain almonds instead of pecans. They are very easy and quick to prepare… my kind of cookie!

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Blondies Have More Fun

Blondies Have More Fun

Its been a long time since I’ve made blondies. Years and years. I don’t understand why, though. They are SO easy and so tasty. Even more, my hubby loves the simplicity of them. Believe it or not, he doesn’t like the fancy cookies I make, […]

Dare to Bake without a Kitchen

Dare to Bake without a Kitchen

Yeah yeah… better late than never, right? Yesterday was the official posting day for Daring Bakers to unveil their top secret pastry… Unfortunately, the universe was against me, and posting on time was just not an option.This month was Filbert Gateau with Praline buttercream, chosen […]

Dark Chocolate Madeleines

Dark Chocolate Madeleines

Yes, I know… I’ve been slackin lately with my blogging. I have good reason, though! I spent the weekend up in Tallahassee with the folks. That is where I’m from and where all of my family still lives. I ate like a piglet all weekend and have had my quota of fried food for the rest of the year. My mom and I spent several hours on Friday making egg rolls. We had guests coming, and were running late so it was just like an episode of Iron Chef. Well, except we had no bizarre ingredients like black chickens. Anyone ever see a black chicken? Looks like its rotten… or perhaps was a heavy smoker during its life. Even the bones are black… blechhh!! Anyway, I digress… I had a fabulous time in Tallahassee, hanging out my family.

Also, one my dearest friends had a baby yesterday! Stephan took his professional camera to the hospital and took pictures of Baby Brock Anthony when he was just an hour old. You can see the documentary style newborn pictures here. Instead of taking a balloon that said “ITS A BOY” he stopped at Cheesecake Factory and bought Godiva cheesecake for the new mommy. Didn’t I say recently he was a good man? Well he is! Kristine (the mama) is a huge fan of chocolate and I think she will love these Dark Chocolate Madeleines from The Essential Baker by Carole Bloom. They are so chocolaty, they are almost brownie like. I’m sure the purists out there will frown upon these, but they are so tasty… I don’t even care!

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Egg-celent cookies

Egg-celent cookies

I just wasn’t feeling Eastery this year. We didn’t even have an Easter dinner… just a little homemade guacamole and Coronas while watching a movie. I know, I’m a bad wife, but we’ve been so busy with Stephan’s business, it just slipped my mind. Its […]