Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Homemade Gingerbread Cookies!
So much work, but we had a special day baking chocolate chip cookies, Viennese Crescent Cookies(powder sugar with almonds), and gingerbread cookies.....yummy!
These are special times and I am so glad we had such a special day!
I will post the recipe from Paula Deen, but, I just want to mention after cooking and cleaning all day, I just spoke to my sister in law and she forgot to tell me about the "pre-made just roll and bake" gingerbread cookies and the Wilton icing pens at Michaels's. She said they taste good and are easy!!!!!! (thanks for the tip for next year!)
Paula Deen's Gingerbread Cookies
For the Cookies:
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 stick butter
1/4 cup molasses
3 1/4 cup flour
2 tsp ground ginger
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
for the icing:
2 cups confectioners sugar
4-6 tablespoons of milk
1. cream the butter, sugar, mix in eggs and molasses.
2. ad dry ingredients, make a ball with dough and then wrap in plastic. place in fridge for about 1 hour.
3. preheat oven to 350, meanwhile let dough sit out for about 15 minutes.
Roll dough out using floured board and floured rolling pin. Roll to about 1/8 to 1/4 thick. Place cookies on parchment paper on cookie sheets. Put cut out cookies in fridge for 20 minutes prior to baking.
4. bake cookies for 18-20 minutes, til brown around edges (I watched them and had to bake for only 10 minutes each)
5. let cool on wire rack.
6. Make frosting, just mix confectioners sugar and milk til the consistency is thick.
I used a plastic bag with the corner cut to pipe the eyes and decorations.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
These ornaments are so cute and easy.
These are from Sabrina's pre-kindergarden class, they are glass ornaments with photos in them and then they are painted with the year, etc. with paint pens.
(look for the glass ornaments with a large top...it makes it easier to arrange the photo)
Sunday, December 7, 2008
This is just a great idea for coaches, teachers or anyone!!!!!
My daughter's swim team is putting together a gift basket of gift cards.
We asked anyone to donate any amount and gift cards from anywhere they choose!
some gift card ideas:
Visa/ Amex cards
Barnes and Noble
Wouldn't you love to get this gift?????