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Getting Ready for Valentine's Day

Can you believe we are already talking about Valentine’s Day? It’s in stores… it’s all over Pinterest and blog land too! So I thought why not join in on the fun. It’s a holiday full of cuteness… and I can’t resist that! I thought today I’d start out with some of my past Valentine’s Day ideas that I have shared with you. Last Valentine’s, I had a cookie decorating itch… […]

Anise Biscotti Recipe

I hope everyone had a wonderful winter break. The kiddos go back to school tomorrow, and I don’t know if I’m ready to get back into the regular routine… not just yet. Most of the break was just relaxing, but we did a few things here and there some of which I did share on Instagram. The hubby, kiddos, and I brought in the New Year with a little party for […]

Gingerbread Pine Trees

I love gingerbread cookies. It’s a spiced cookie after all! After making two spiced cookies that I loved, I wanted to experiment with more. That’s when I realized that I’ve never made gingerbread cookies from scratch. Heh, one would think that’s an obvious choice. Well I decided to fix that problem, and that’s exactly what I did! Really nothing beats from scratch baked goodies so I knew that I was […]

Thanksgiving Favor & Place Card Setting

In the last post I shared a new favorite cookie recipe of mine… Spiced cardamom cookies. I’m going to be using these cookies for my Thanksgiving favors which can also be used as place card settings. Want to see how I packaged them? I’ve been loving all the printed burlap that have become available in fabric stores. As soon as I saw these three printed burlap, I knew I needed […]

Spiced Cardamom Cookies

I have another cookie recipe for you today. Spiced Cardamom Cookies. It’s a Martha Stewart recipe. I don’t always have success with the recipes I come across on her website, but this one was quite impressive. After making and loving the orange zest and cardamom spiced sugar cookies I made for Eid, I wanted to experiment with more cardamom recipes. Today’s cookies though are not sugar cookies. They are more […]

To Gift or Not To Gift {Sugar Cookie Decorating}

I must confess. I almost decided not to share these cookies with you… in particular the decorating part. I did not have a good cookie decorating day. It was a sad day for me and my cookies. Then I thought, who said that every shared project had to have a successful and happy outcome? Right? So what exactly was the problem? The royal icing… that’s what! {sigh} Disaster had struck […]

Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

I’ve been on a health kick these past couple of months. Working out and trying to eat healthier. Ha! Yup, this is the sweet toothed gal talking here. I’m totally in motivation mode especially in the working out category… I hate exercising y’all so this will come as a shocker (because it was to me) when I tell you that I’m enjoying it… thus far! I’ve been doing P90X and […]

More Valentine's Day Ideas

Valentine’s Day is only a few days away. Just in case you were looking for more ideas, I thought I’d share just a few more. I’m always a sucker (no pun intended!) for mustache crafts, so of course I loved these mustache and lips lollipops when I first saw them over at Blonde Designs. I made them two years ago for Susu’s and Suraya’s classmates. The mustache and lips were […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe: The Best or Just My Fave?

I bet you thought I was done with cookies. Not quite yet, but this time it’s chocolate chip cookies! My favorite kind of cookie. Back in my Cookies & Milk post, I had mentioned that I’ve been wanting to give the New York Times chocolate chip cookie recipe a try. The reason for my procrastination? When we [my household] want chocolate chip cookies, we want them NOW! For those of […]

Vintage Love Valentine

Now that I’m done with the Valentines for Suraya’s classmates and teachers  and with a cookie decorating itch, what do I do with the extra cookie dough? Well, make more cookies of course and do some experimenting. I finished off the rest by making more hearts and a few square shaped cookies. Some of the dough I decided to dye pink. As for the squares, I had an idea I wanted […]