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

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

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.

I’ve loved my cousin for 17 years!

It was my cousin Ally’s 17th birthday!  She loves the 80’s and cupcakes so I made her a dozen of these guys!  Sorry, this is the only picture I saved.  They were yellow cupcakes topped with yellow buttercream and pink fondant hearts!

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

Boyfriend & girlfriend cupcakes?

July 2008, I truly had too much time on my hands.  My boss @ my bakery job cut back my hours and I was still drawn to my kitchen.  I surely had fun with fondant flowers and spatulas and eyeball sprinkles!  Oh man, and in the end it was a success!  Boyfriend & girlfriend cupcakes?  I think yes!

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March 12, 2009. Cupcakes, Valentines Day!. Leave a comment.

I totally heart you!

Valentines 2008!  I worked at a award winning bakery which inspired me to take this creation to my own kitchen! This was in my beginners stage… you don’t want to even know how messy my kitchen was.

Valentines day+ the 1980’s + my sugar sister Ally + powdered sugar glaze + sugar cookies + heart cookie cutter + gel dye = February 14, 2008’s dessert!

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March 12, 2009. Valentines Day!. Leave a comment.