Having spent nearly two weeks sick, the kind of sick where changing scenery means laying on the couch instead of your bed (and wondering how people survived illness before Netflicks). Not being without fever or leaving the house for some 9 days (have you ever tried watching an intense show feverish?!), means I kind of missed the transition of summer to fall. It is fall now, without a doubt. The calendar says so of course, but so does the weather and the colours on the trees. Even with the gorgeous midday sun, the mornings and evenings are also decidedly cooler. So when I finally found myself well enough to be in the kitchen again, I felt I wanted to bake something autumn inspired for my daughter’s classes. Continue reading Autumn Sugar Cookies
Summertime generally brings parties (often of the kid variety in our household) and fun treats or BBQ’s. So these three adorable sugar cookies have gotten plenty of use around here and are perfect for a fun party or BBQ this summer! Continue reading Summertime Sugar Cookies
Easy- Peasy Ice Cream Cone Sugar Cookies
Sometimes decorated sugar cookies can be a daunting affair. Sometimes we want something really cute and Pinterest lures us into believing we can have it! But really it leaves us in puddle of icing and tears. And yet sometimes we still want something really cute! So that’s why I want to share a truly easy and simple cookie that my kids and I whip up from time to time – Ice cream cone sugar cookies! Continue reading Easy Ice Cream Cone Sugar Cookies
London Fog (earl grey) Cookies
London Fogs (earl grey tea latte) are a fairly common occurrence here in Vancouver. It’s a winning combination of earl grey tea, vanilla and steamed milk. But this fabulous flavour combination doesn’t just make for a comforting cool weather drink. Continue reading London Fog Cookies
Along with all the hype and fervour that comes with crazy hair day in this house. We generally make some sort of sweet treat for the class. We have a hard time celebrating any momentous occasion or day with out cake or cookies of some sort (and to our eldest daughter, crazy hair day is very momentous). It’s not that we as a family always eat that many cakes or cookies in actuality (people are always shocked to hear my kids say no to cake or treats or that husband rarely eats them and that generally I give them away), but we love to recognize small or fun occasions and share a treat with the class where and when we can. So cue the crazy hair day cookies! Continue reading Crazy Hair Day Cookies
Hansel and Gretel Breton Brittle
Breton Brittle (or as it’s become known by my kids in our house, ‘Hansel and Gretel’) is pretty amazing stuff. Like, beg mom to make hansel and gretel stuff, popular. I actually like to watch for sales and try to always have a box of Breton Crackers on hand in the house (just to be able to whip this bad boy up on a moments notice)! Having the ingredients, which tend to be pantry staples in our house, on hand has saved me many a time when I needed something quick. Continue reading Breton Brittle
This is a fairly simple cookie, that goes over well on earth day, or anytime you feel the need for ‘I heart the earth’ cookies. I suppose there is never a wrong time to show the earth some love! These cookies are simple enough to make, that one should walk away with same level of sanity they began with (sadly, I can not say that for every recipe or project I embark on). But these cute cookies are easy and they tend to make an annual appearance for Earth Day around here.
Continue reading Earth Day Cookies
I began taking french classes when my oldest entered kindergarten in french immersion. Partially because I have always wanted to learn and mostly because it seemed like a poor idea to one day have a child (even a teenager – gulp-) that spoke a language I didn’t! Continue reading Eiffel Tower Cookies
Let’s have tea and cookies.
Tea parties are a surprisingly common occurrence in our house,
whether with pretend or in actuality. And I am not one to complain (except unless I get stuck with all the hand was dishes at the end) because I adore high tea. There is no real wondering where the kids get it from. Continue reading Tea Time Cookies