Cupcakes & Frosting

Apr 6, 2015

I have to share with you an amaz­ing frost­ing that is so sim­ple and so good. I’m all about sim­ple when it comes to the kitchen. I love to cook and bake as long as a recipe does not involve ingre­di­ents that are hard to find or is one that keeps me in the kitchen for­ev­er. If this is the case well, count me out on cook­ing that recipe. Ingre­di­ents Need­ed: Lemon Cake Mix or mix of your choice plus eggs, Water & Oil, Lemon Curd, Wilton White Sparkling Sug­ar, Cup­cake Lin­ers, So here is a fab­u­lous cup­cake recipe that is sim­ple and does not take long at all. First mix a lemon cake mix as instruct­ed on the box. Fill a muf­fin pan with cup­cake lin­ers, place lemon cake mix inside each lin­er  then...

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Mar 17, 2015

Noth­ing like a french bread clover cov­ered in cin­na­mon sug­ar to start your St. Patrick­’s Day morn­ing. This is real­ly easy to make and pret­ty darn yum­my too. All you need to make french bread clovers is a tube of Pills­bury Crusty French Loaf, melt­ed but­ter, ground cin­na­mon and sug­ar. Instead of greas­ing my cook­ie sheet I placed mine on a cook­ie sheet cov­ered with parch­ment paper. Pre­heat the oven per instruc­tions on the tube. Cut 5 long strips of the Pills­bury Crusty French Loaf. Leave about 2 inch­es at one end for the clover stem, then loop the strip as shown in the upper left pho­to. Cre­ate the sec­ond loop as shown in the upper right pho­to. Cre­ate the third loop as shown in the low­er left pho­to, tuck the end of the strip...

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Weekend of Family Fun

Dec 23, 2014

This past week­end, my sis­ter and her fam­i­ly came up for the week­end. Her Christ­mas gift to Brit­tain was a tick­et to see the Cow­boys play the Colts, Sun­day. It was­n’t the game Brit­tain was hop­ing for but it was a fun time spent with his mom. Since he isn’t able to go to Beau­mont for Christ­mas I decid­ed to have a fam­i­ly Christ­mas par­ty for him at our house. Sat­ur­day morn­ing, Made­lyn and Bel­lie made snow­men out of donuts for break­fast. These were a big hit with the girls. All you need are pow­dered donuts, orange jel­ly beans for the nose and mini choco­late morsels for the mouth and eyes. A cup of hot choco­late is a great drink to go with the snow­man donuts too. Sat­ur­day evening, we had our fam­i­ly par­ty....

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Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Dec 16, 2014

A few days ago, my sis­ter found this Lemon Crin­kle Cook­ie recipe and shared it on my Face­book page ask­ing me to make them when she comes to vis­it this week­end. I’m not sure who orig­i­nal­ly cre­at­ed this recipe but my good­ness am I ever so hap­py they did. These cook­ies are amaz­ing and have been giv­en two thumbs up from every­one that tries one. I high­ly rec­om­mend you make these this hol­i­day sea­son, your friends and fam­i­ly will love them and you! Ingre­di­ents: 1 Box Lemon Cake Mix 1 Egg 2 Cups Cool Whip, thawed ½ to 1 Cup Pow­dered Sug­ar Direc­tions: In a large bowl, com­bine cake mix, egg, and Cool Whip. The bat­ter will be sticky! Form dough into table­spoon­fuls and roll in pow­dered sug­ar. Bake for 8 to 10 min­utes in hot 350 oven...

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25 Days Left To Bake Countdown Tray

Dec 1, 2014

I was­n’t kid­ding when I said I love count­down cal­en­dars as much as any kid… here is a count­down cal­en­dar for all you bak­ers. It’s per­fect to place on your counter next to your cook­books or placed on your kitchen island.  And this year, I’m all about using what I have so the hol­i­day pick is from years past. Hob­by Lob­by has one with faux pep­per­mints that is call­ing my name but nope I’m not gonna do it… I’m stick­ing with the, use what I have method this year. Prod­ucts Used: Tray, Dis­tress Paint Linen, Amer­i­cana Chalk­board Paint, Hol­i­day Pick, Vin­tage Wood­en Sporks, My Mind’s Eye ~ Joy­ous Dec­o­ra­tive Tag & Alpha Stick­er Sheet, Cof­fee Archival Ink Tools Need­ed: Paint­brush, Craft Mat, Blend­ing Tool & Foam, Hot Glue Gun, Hot Glue Sticks This tray is real­ly sim­ple to...

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Awesome Cookie Recipes

Dec 24, 2013

With just the switch of two ingre­di­ents you too can bake these two amaz­ing cook­ies. I love any baked item that con­tains lemon and these Lemon cook­ies are AMAZING!!! You have been warned. You will NOT be able to eat JUST ONE!!! Lord help my hips and thighs. Now if you sub­sti­tute the Lemon Cake Mix and White Choco­late Morsels for a Dev­ils Food Cake Mix and a reg­u­lar sized bag of Semi-Sweet Choco­late Morsels you get these AMAZING choco­late cook­ies. My daugh­ter Ans­ley and her friends LOVE these and can devour a sin­gle batch in no time flat! Hap­py Bak­ing! I hope you enjoy these cook­ies as much as me and my...

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Christmas Cookies

Dec 17, 2012

Over the week­end I baked sev­er­al of our favorite Christ­mas cook­ies. I dou­bled up on each cook­ie as one batch was for us and our local friends then made anoth­er batch for fam­i­ly in Beau­mont. Need­less to say our house smelled great all week­end. In case you want to try some or all of our favorite hol­i­day cook­ies I thought I’d share the recipes. This is a new cook­ie I cre­at­ed this year. Alan and I love them but Ans­ley not so much. They are a spice cake type cook­ie with white choco­late morsels mixed inside and are kin­da more like a brown­ie tex­tured cook­ie. I love spice cake as it brings back won­der­ful mem­o­ries of my grand­moth­er, so I thought I would try to hon­or her at Christ­mas with a spice cook­ie. Gram­my...

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Rose Shaped Crayons

Jun 27, 2012

Made­lyn had such a fun time cre­at­ing these rose shaped crayons. All you need is crayons and gosh do I ever have a stash of crayons (I always saved those left over from Ter­ri and Ans­ley’s school days) and a sil­i­cone rose muf­fin pan. I found mine at Hob­by Lob­by in the cake sec­tion. I have seen sil­i­cone ice cube trays in the $1 sec­tion at Tar­get in dif­fer­ent themes so look there too. I saw hearts, stars and luau themes, just yes­ter­day. All you need to do is take the paper off of each cray­on, break each cray­on into 4 pieces, place into molds until the crayons fill each mold, place into pre­heat­ed oven and bake at 350 degrees for 10 — 13 min., remove from oven and let cool com­plete­ly. Once the...

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Christmas Baking

Dec 6, 2011

One of the things Ans­ley always looks for­ward to every hol­i­day sea­son is bak­ing Christ­mas cook­ies… wait, let me rephrase this… me bak­ing Christ­mas cook­ies. Each year, it is not Christ­mas to her unless I bake her all her favorites… Choco­late Chewies, Lemon Cook­ies, Pecan Sandies and Red Vel­vet cook­ies with a Her­shey Kiss in the mid­dle. The girl keeps me busy dur­ing the hol­i­days for sure. But I love it and it makes me hap­py that she loves them so much. So Ans­ley and her cook­ies were the inspi­ra­tion behind this card. I thought the Maya Road Heart Tart Tin Bot­tle­cap was per­fect to start with, then using Jet Black Archival Ink, I stamped the Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion Miss­es’ Aprons onto grungepa­per three times so I could cut out the apron from one and...

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Some Holiday Bling

Dec 23, 2010

This is a bracelet I cre­at­ed using some big pearl cabo­chons I’ve  had for a while and some vin­tage rhine­stone but­tons I’ve been hoard­ing. It’s super sim­ple to make and one I will be wear­ing a lot as I love any­thing that sparkles. This idea came about while I was in Hob­by Lob­by, yes­ter­day look­ing at all the hol­i­day clear­ance items. While walk­ing around I end­ed up in the jew­el­ry aisle. I saw their bracelet with bezel items and BAM I had an idea. Well I could not get home fast enough to see if it would work and as you can see it did. I wish the sun was out today so you could see the sparkle but looks like a cloudy day for us. I plan on going back to Hob­by Lob­by...

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Lots of Baking today…

Dec 23, 2006

but­ter 4 tbls pow­dered sug­ar 2 tsp vanil­la 1 tbls cold water 2 c flour 1 c fine­ly chopped pecans Brach’s Choco­late Stars Red and Green Sug­ar Cream but­ter and sug­ar.

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Company French Toast

Dec 22, 2006

Lots going on here which means not much time for cre­at­ing so I thought I would share this great recipe with you. beat 5 eggs well and add 1 1/2 cups of whole milk and beat again. Bake next morn­ing cov­ered at 350 degrees for 45 min.

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Cookie Recipes

Nov 14, 2006

but­ter 4 tbls pow­dered sug­ar 2 tsp vanil­la 1 tbls cold water 2 c flour 1 c fine­ly chopped pecans Cream but­ter and sug­ar. brown sug­ar 1 tsp cin­na­mon White bread 5 eggs 1 1/2 cups whole milk Pow­dered Sug­ar Melt one stick of but­ter in the bot­tom of a 9 x 13 pan.

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