Sweets

Wedding Shower Cookies

So, a couple nights before Little Man’s first birthday, we had a bridal shower at church. For my sister-in-law.

You know, the one who got married back in June?

Yeah, we’re not really on top of things.

Anyway. My sister and I were requested to make some decorated sugar cookies for it.

We’d never made wedding ones before, so this was our first try. We stuck with wedding cakes, and made just one design to keep things simple during a really busy week. (more…)

Baby Shower Cookies- Boy

It is insanely windy today.

That has nothing whatsoever to do with today’s post, but it’s worth noting.

I’m glad I didn’t wear a skirt today.

Todays post is about cookies! A few weeks ago, somewhere in the craziness before Little Man’s birthday, my sister and I made cookies for my friend Meredith’s sister-in-law’s baby shower.

These were for a baby boy. We went with a simpler palette than we’d done with other cookies, and not only did it make it a bit easier on us, I think it makes for a cleaner, more uniform look.

Overall, I really like the way they turned out. We’re getting better! I only got a chance to take one quick picture of these, so sorry– no detail shots.

I hope you get inspired to make your own decorated sugar cookies– they’re much easier than they look!

Individual Ginger Peach Crisps with Brandy Cream

Peaches! Peaches, Peaches, Peaches!

I love peaches.

And since peaches are in season, I’ve been canning a bunch. I made an AMAZING peach-rosemary jam and canned some honey spice peaches as well.

I bought a 16 lb. box of peaches for doing things with, and after canning several recipes’ worth, I had a few left. I wasn’t up to any more canning, so while I was driving home from Little Man’s doctor’s appointment (double ear infection) I was scheming about what to do with them.

Initially, I thought about making a ginger-peach tarte that I’ve made before, but I decided it was too much work and it’s not the easiest thing to keep in the fridge for a few days as my husband and I eat it. I had all the ingredients for the tarte, so I decided to rethink them. (more…)

Strawberry Shortcake

It’s really warm right now. If you live in the central United States, you know what I’m talking about.

One of my Facebook friends posted this, an article that says that at one point yesterday, Moorhead, Minnesota was the warmest, most humid place on earth, with the heat index topping out at a whopping 134〫Here in the Twin Cities we only got to 119〫

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