it even has the date marking my first ever blog post..985 posts ago..♥
I love wooden spoons..like rolling pins and cookie cutters and boots and ballerinas and flip flops.I hope you can feel how it felt opening it.
I had bought a Christmas one at Hobby Lobby while in Fl..(Oh do come to QC..HL..I would like that..)..but nothing compares to a personalized one.Coup de coeur.♥
And ..so I baked a couple of days..there are pre-requisites here..
Magic Bars and Nanaimo Bars..I have been making them for 40 yrs..I skipped nanaimos the last 2 yrs and Jacques..felt it;)
If you have never had a nanaimo bar..have one..do it..
I don't cut my bars when the chocolate is cold..chill your bars..but let the chocolate top come to room temp..afterwards..then cut..then store.. chilled..I have even frozen nanaimo bars..
that way your chocolate will not crack..also follow the tips on adding the beaten egg..I add the chocolate to the egg gently..it all works out..
So they are now safe and soundly put away.
How good does a home smell while baking is going on?
And what about the look of fresh boughs w/ mini twinkling lights?
Rod Stewart singing Old Lang Syne..Bing Crosby and White Christmas..André Gagnons instrumentals..James Taylor..Andrea Bocelli..
We are very very very lucky.
I also made Auntie Bernice's shortbreads..w/ my twist..I switch up some rice flour for reg.flour...experiment and find your spot~
You know..I missed Walkers..and bought some..what was I thinking..nothing beats home made.
There's a little added taste to Walkers it seems..and it seems off..
I made 2 of Sue's that I have been making quite regularly since I found them..these ..as I love the peanut butter addition.. and these.. as I like the espresso addition..I like shortbread variations..:)
Variations on a theme..Thanks Sue for being a part of my pre-requisites now..
and then..well ..Sprinkle Bakes..totally got me w/ her festive chocolate gingerbread..was it the wee bottles? You bet..ok and her decor..but I am new to piping and although I could have been a surgeon 5 yrs ago my hands were so steady..not so much now..but..it worked..
I don't know if I would have made them if the wee bottles weren't staring at me one day when I walked into a store..
I think they are super cute for a gentleman gift too..
or a lady..;)
I love using little bottles for small objects instead of piping bags..I am short on piping bags..and long on projects:)
There is an ease for me w/ a bottle..you can see it in photo 2..and they came from Amazon..a set of 3..2 smalls one large.
I still want to bake Linzers etc..
but I have to calm down..we are 2 now..and sure we share..but still..
I'd like to volunteer to make a Christmas Eve cake to go w/ my daughters desserts..that's how much I like baking.
I think my parents must be very very surprised..