I did a whole lot of procrastinating, but these finally got done. I do love doing these, but I HATE mixing up all the batches of icing and getting them colored. It just really seems to take forever. When you are still feeling like crap, the thought of having to put in all that work… Continue reading Cookie Day
Even with all of our precautions, the masks, the distancing, the staying at home, we STILL somehow managed to bring something nasty into this house. It started with BG just after her Christmas programs at dance, which is where I'm sure this came from even though masks were worn (until some girls decided they needed… Continue reading Ugh! I’m Sick!
I'm so far behind on getting any holiday baking done this year. I had originally planned on just making stuff in chunks so I didn't end up with a massive pile of goodies all at once. Yeah, that didn't work. I made one batch of nougat after the kids harassed me until I got it… Continue reading Better Late
I was given this year's nutcracker last night! Hubby had started giving them to me early so I could enjoy them the whole season. Some years I get them earlier than others because he cannot stand to hang on to it after he gets it. This showed up on the porch yesterday afternoon and it… Continue reading Home For The Holidays
I'm feeling a bit run ragged (kinda like this poor, frazzled looking nutcracker) at the moment. Trying to get all my baking done in between a week of appointments, unexpected errands, runs to dance and the normal activity of trying to feed my family has left me almost no time to be calm for more… Continue reading Going Nuts
I'm going to fess up, I completely spaced taking pictures along the way. I very nearly forgot to get the ingredients photographed. Basically, I am being a bit of a goof the last couple of days (my other cookie didn't even get those). That said, the main point is the recipe and that, I DO… Continue reading Snickerdoodles
I had absolutely forgotten about this candy until I saw the recipe shared online. It wasn't until I dug a little deeper that I figured out exactly where I remembered it from. Brach's candy makes these and I remember my great grandmother having them in a candy bowl with other old fashioned hard candies when… Continue reading Nougat Candy
My baking for this year finished up on a batch of Sugar Cookies, which I rarely ever attempt because I have just never gotten them right. Either the cookie is wrong because I've rolled them too thin or over baked them, or the icing turns out like crap. This year, I wanted to play and… Continue reading Sugar Cookies
Here is the last recipe for the season. This is another super simple recipe and one that is incredibly addictive. Candied Pecans 1 tsp. Cold Water 1 Egg White 1 lb. Pecan Halves 1 Cup Sugar 1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon 1 tsp. Salt Beat water and egg white until frothy and just until peaks begin… Continue reading Candied Pecans
I say this is a universal pie crust because it really does work amazingly well in any application you need pie crust. This is also a super easy recipe. Most pie crusts can be finicky and you have to be careful not to overwork them or they get tough and aren't as good. This one… Continue reading Universal Pie Crust
8 batches of pie crust (recipe coming soon) that got turned into 16 mini pot pies and one big pot pie for our dinner and I'm done with my baking for my FIL. I do enjoy doing this because it makes him happy and he loves these especially, but holy crap! I always forget how… Continue reading One Part Done
This fudge recipe is super easy. I always make up 2 different kinds, peanut butter and chocolate espresso. It used to be full batches, but it makes so much, I finally figured out how to do a half batch. Unless you can get a jar of marshmallow fluff/creme in just the right size, halving this… Continue reading Easy Fudge
I didn't get the recipe up the last time I made these, so I made sure to get pics this time around. Peanut Butter Chip Cookies (and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip) 1/2 Cup Butter (only use real, not margarine) 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar (packed) 1 Egg 1… Continue reading Peanut Butter Chip Cookies
I've already got the Chex mix made up. Or at least the first batch as that goes really quickly and I usually end up making a second. I plan on starting the rest probably tomorrow. On my list for this year... Peanut Butter Cookies Chocolate Chip Cookies Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (new this year)… Continue reading Up Next… Baking!