Sugar cookies, pasta salad and a shattered plate!

Mamma’s day is tomorrow… My mom is my best friend in the whole wide world and I wouldn’t trade my mom for anyone in the whole wide world.  I’m so blessed to be the daughter of such an amazing person.  My mom is sweet, caring, honest, inspiring,  fun and thoughtful….  I really can go on forever here.  All in all, she really does have the biggest heart in the United States of America.   Happy mother’s day to all the little mamma’s out there.  Mom’s make the world a better place! 

This afternoon my neighbor’s came over and we made Mother’s day cookies together.   They made me realize that decorating with others and having the extra help with the clean up rocks!  I really do wish that I had more baking/decorating buddies.    

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oh yeah and check out this salad I made ffrom scratch for Mother’s Day tomorrow.  It has basil, artichoke hearts, parmessan cheese, rotini pasta, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, olives, purple onions…  This is my first non sweet tooth item that I have ever posted. 

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FYI: Today, I broke a plate in the kitchen.  I had been going non stop since 6 in the morning- running errands, making salads…  I reached up to grab a plate and somehow I dropped it.  The plate fell to the floor and went everywhere.  There must have been at least 1,000 pieces of shattered glass all over my kitchen floor.  I was home alone and the dogs were outside.  I had no music playing, the house was dead silent and all I could hear was the glass shattering.  I stood there and listened to it shatter for a good 30 seconds.  With my palm placed over my mouth, I endured the sounds of the glass.  It was an excuse to just SLOW down.  You know how they say “stop to smell the roses”.  The glass breaking was beautiful.  It would have been a lot different if someone else was home- “are you okay” “which dish is that?”  “oh no the dogs are going to step on that” “get the dogs away”.   Nope, it was just me and the glass… and the mess (which wasn’t so nice).mothwers day 007mothwers day 005

May 10, 2009. Cookies, Food, Valentines Day!. 1 comment.

Shamrock cookies- No one is getting pinched over here!

Saint Patrick’s day is tomorrow!  Today, my cousin Stephanie came over and we made cookies together for the first time!  We had so much fun +  she has a natural talent for this business!  She did 20 times better than I ever did my first time cookie decorating!  We baked Basic Rolled Sugar Cookies. We outlined the cookie with brown Royal Icing, which set as our dam. On the inside of the cookie, we filled it with green Powdered Sugar Glaze.   To my jolly surpirse, the powdered sugar glaze did not leak all over the place… Thanks to the brown Royal Icing dam!  All in All, our cookies turned out to be a pure success!  I plan on passing these cookies out to neighbors and close relatives!  

Love & Luck, your favorite sugar gal!

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March 17, 2009. Cookies, St. Patricks. 9 comments.

Mamma bear & Pappa bear love eachother beary much!

Valentines 2009 went a lot better than Valentines 2008.  My kitchen was probably just as messy though!  I had so much fun making gingerbread cookies that I decided to make bear cookies.

I thought: VALENTINES + BEAR COOKIES + GINGERBREAD COOKIES = see picture belowe!

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March 13, 2009. Cookies, Valentines Day!. Leave a comment.

Super bowl cookies

Super bowl cookies!  That’s right, for super bowl 2009 I made football player cookies!

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March 13, 2009. Cookies, Sports desserts. Leave a comment.

Stars & Christmas tree cookies!

Christmas 2008 was all about home baked goods.

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March 13, 2009. Christmas, Cookies. Leave a comment.

cookies on a stick… make them stick!

Spring 2008!  Andy’s mom is a school teacher and has several parent volunteers.    Barbara asked me to make cookie bouquets and assemble them in flower pots for their ‘thank you presents’.  This was my first time ever making cookies on a stick.  Thanks to http://www.karenscookies.net this project was a breeze!

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After the icing dried, I assembled the cookies & tissue paper in flower pots followed by wrapping them with cellophane.

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March 13, 2009. Cookies. Leave a comment.

Who says all pumpkin’s have to have teeth?

November 2008, I decided to bake and decorate fall cookies.  I was looking for ideas of sweet looking pumpkin ideas but nothing cake up.  I am tired of seeing mean-Halloween decorated sweets!  As a result, I put on my thinking cap and came up with this sweet pumpkin!

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March 12, 2009. Autumn, Cookies, Thanksgiving. Leave a comment.