Monday, December 11, 2017

first snow


In celebration of the first snow of the season, I baked cinnamon rolls Saturday afternoon.
Sadly, the snow accumulation was a mere skiff.
Maybe we'll get more next time :)

Monday, December 4, 2017

Christmas Cookies

for the office :)

We had a bit (ok, so, a LOT) of extra sugar in our house last weekend...
Thankfully we shared the wealth.










Saturday, December 2, 2017

holiday tea pick


This year's top holiday pick from the tea aisle: Stash's Christmas in Paris.
I picked up a box of said herbal tea a couple weeks ago and was skeptical...
however, as evidenced by the fact that the box is now empty,
the raving compliments printed on the outside of the box were not empty boasts.

~perfectly delightful with a splash of milk and highly recommended~

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Popping Corn


Sharon periodically shares her nieces with me. They're quite a lot of fun.

What's not to love about popping popcorn with Mommy on our living room floor :).
~smiles all around~

Monday, November 27, 2017

baby time


I spent last week with this little cutie and the rest of the fam.
It was a good time, and a much needed break from the office.

he likes playing at the Cookie House too

favorite foods include baby cereal and pears
{  favorite people include Grandpa and Grandma :)  }

such an adorable sleeper... and so easy to put down for a nap

almost crawling!

he LOVES eating tags :)

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Pumpkin Pie


Last weekend I cooked a pumpkin and baked a pie.

It was incredible.


I used Mom's recipe, which goes something like this
(I altered the spice amounts):

Pumpkin Pie

2 cups (1 pint) pumpkin puree
1 can (the standard size) evaporated milk
2 eggs
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
salt

Wisk together all ingredients and pour into a chilled pie shell.
Bake at 425F for 15 minutes, and then 350F for another 45 minutes or until the pie tests done.
Makes one delicious pie.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Saturday Breakfast


To make your own special apple muffins, find the basic recipe here:

(I have made minor substitutions to the recipe, such as cinnamon or nutmeg instead of the allspice, and lemon instead of vinegar to sour the milk.)