Monday, December 10, 2007

Blue and White Christmas Cookies

I have been busy decorating Christmas Cookies for family and friends. I love to do it and have found a wonderful recipe. The only person who won't eat them is my hubby. He doesn't like sweets. Lucky for me, I didn't marry him for his taste buds. I only had kids, so I could bake!!!! Just kidding.

I love being the mom with treats.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookies
Originally uploaded by gensler97

Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookies
Originally uploaded by gensler97

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookies
Originally uploaded by gensler97
I made these for a family Christmas Party coming up. I love the colors!

3-D Winter Scene Cookie

The picture is a little blurry, but I made these for fun yesterday. I love to make cut-outs and was getting a little bored with my usual cut-out. These would be a nice little gift for a teacher.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Christmas Cookies

Christmas is coming fast. I tried out my new cutters today. Love them!! Not to mention the cookies taste so good. I used a traditional sugar cookie recipe with royal icing. I'll have to make some more.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Daisy Cookie Bouquet

My new project has been learning to make cookie bouquets. They are so adorable, not to mention yummy. This is only my second bouquet. Another unique gift idea for someone who is hard to buy for, or when you just want to say thanks!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Halloween Cookies

I think I am starting to get the hang of decorating cut-out cookies. These are my latest attempts. O.k., but I ran out of time and had to finish fast so we could visit friends. I also decided to bring them to their house. For some reason the kids can't stop eating these ones. Lately they don't even bother eating them, but these disappeared pretty fast.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Bug Cupcakes

bug cupcakes
Originally uploaded by pyglet whispers
Whenever I try to make fun cupcakes for the boys, I can't decide what to do. These are so cute!

Friday, June 1, 2007

Happy Meal Treats

I made these for my son's birthday party at school. I have heard of so many moms making them for treats, but have never seen one myself. I used a sandwich cake cookie for the bun , chocolate icing from a can for the burger, marshmallow fondant for the ketchup, mustard and lettuce. The french fries are shoestring potato chips. And, a juice box was good enough for a drink because it didn't need to be refrigerated. I also wrapped the burger in yellow tissue paper. If I would have had more time, I would have written hamburger on the tissue paper, but I don't think the kids cared. It was a great success! My son loves the extra attention from the teachers when they see my creations.

We're moving!

I have not been baking lately. Next week I will probably make treats for my son's baseball team, but other than that I have been posting pictures of other's creations. Why? We are moving in a few weeks and I have not been home enough to make treats. I also am trying to not make a mess and pack up the kitchen. I have a few posts to get my creations back on here, but I plan to take some time off from baking. In 4 weeks we are having a birthday party for my son, so I should have plenty to post from that.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Pretty Dots

Pretty Dots
Originally uploaded by Trish CupcakeMomma
Sometimes it is best to keep it simple when decorating cupcakes. I have never made cupcakes myself in these little cups, but I'll have to try it.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Flower Cupcakes

ring of flowers
Originally uploaded by mommawants1more

Monday, May 28, 2007

Monday, May 14, 2007

Fashion Cut-out Cookies

Penny's creation
Originally uploaded by shareski.
These would be great for a little girl's party. REally they would be great for a big girl's party.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Palm Tree Cupcakes

The Coconut Trees
Originally uploaded by Trish CupcakeMomma.
These are such a great cupcake for a little boys party. These could be combined with a surfing idea or a jungle theme for a party.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Decorated Cookies - Green Flip Flops

I so want to make these cookies this summer. Wilton makes the cutter. I just have to stop at Michaels and pick it up.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Decorated Cookies - Ice Cream

I just love this cookie cutter. So cute, and you don't have to be a great decorator to make these look great. These would be great for your next ice cream social.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Dora cupcake

Dora cupcake
Originally uploaded by Cindy T.
These are not mine, but my daughter would love these!

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Nachos , my sons favorite!

Nachos , my favorite
Originally uploaded by esquire1952.
When my son turned 5, he decided he could cook. I was in the living room and heard the microwave running. By the time I had reached the kitchen, my son was trying to get a bowl of his special nachos out of the microwave, but of course it was hot.

Instead of yelling at him, we discussed how to properly make them. Now it is his dish of choice for a quick snack. They consist of chips and a slice of cheese. He is so proud of himself. He loves to serve them to his brother and sister. Everyone has to sit in front of the T.V. with their own batch.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Simple Cupcakes

Friday, April 27, 2007

The Best Ice Cream Ever!!!

There are a lot of great ice creams out there, but I think I have found the brand that tops my list. Ever heard of Emack and Bolio ice cream? This has to be the smoothest, creamiest, and richest tasting ice cream I have had. The only problem is there are very few shops in the country.

I ran across this by accident. I took my kids to a museum and they were giving out certificates for free scoops of ice cream to everyone. So, I took the kids over. We had 3 different flavors and tried each others. I loved it so much that I went back to buy my FIL some. The Vanilla Bean is just like many vanilla bean ice creams, but it is so much creamier. The Chocolate Addiction is so rich in flavor, you know they use high quality chocolate. The Butter Pecan is wonderful and what I had was sugar free.

If you are a serious ice cream lover, try them out. You won't be disappointed. It is out of my way, but I try to stop there a couple times a year.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Friday, April 20, 2007

Sandwich Cookies

These are so easy to make. The kids love them and will have a whole batch gone in a few minutes. Here's a link for the recipe

Monday, April 16, 2007

Chocolate Brownie Toffee Trifle

This is my kids favorite dessert that is not a cookie.

Cocoa Krispie Brownie Treats

Talk about comfort food. Who doesn't love Brownies, Marshmallows, and Rice Krispies Treats.

My Easter Bunny Cookies

These adorable bunnies hopped away from me so fast, I never saw them again.

Decorated Cut-out Cookies in Shape of a Duck

I just love to make cut-out cookies for my kids. The only problem is I can't draw. This was a super easy design that even I could make.

Saturday, April 14, 2007


Everyone loves to make Smores at a campfire. Marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers are so easy to make. Not really! If you are like everyone I have watched make Smores, you have 2 or 3 people come to you at the same time with Marshmallows that are falling off the stick and you haven't gotten the chocolate open for all three. Not to mention you don't have anywhere to put them, since it is a campfire. By the time they leave, you have a mess of wrappers that you have to pick up if you can find them in the dark. Someone may be upset because their hands are now all sticky because they had to catch their marshmallow before it fell on the ground. Such a great treat can be no fun for mom!

I was at a party one time and watched the host hand out Fudge Striped Cookies and a bag of Marshmallows. Why hadn't I thought of that. Why haven't we all thought of that. They are like a graham cracker and already have chocolate. No extra wrappers. You won't have too much chocolate. You won't have too little chocolate. Of course, you can go ahead and continue on your path to all that work, but why would you.

And, this is such a conversation started at a bonfire. Everyone wants one because it's new. And, when everyone has had enough Smores, someone will finish off the cookies and you have less clean-up.