Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Sweet Shortcuts - Iced Gingerbread Cookies

There is a brand of store-bought iced gingerbread cookies that I just can't get enough of - they're soft, chewy and a little spicy, and I'm completely addicted to them!

I decided to see if I could get similar results at home, and I did!  Even better, I used a boxed gingerbread cake mix.  


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Baking with Bella - Gingerbread House!

My friend's daughter, Bella, came over today to decorate a gingerbread house with me, and we had such a good time!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Baked Goods as Holiday Presents

I think giving baked goods as holiday presents to friends, neighbors, teachers, etc. is such a good idea!  It shows the recipient that you cared enough to make something for them.

You can go all out, and do everything from scratch, but if that idea is overwhelming, here's the easy method:

Holiday Gift Ideas for Bakers - Under $20!

The holidays are fast approaching, so I thought I would share some great gift ideas for any bakers you may know - and they are all under $20!

1.  Snowflake measuring cups for $11.99 - you can buy here.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Winter Wonderland Cupcakes

I wanted to make white fondant snowflakes for cupcake toppers, but I couldn't figure out how to make them as small and delicate as I wanted. Then I remembered my Martha Stewart snowflake paper cutter (you can buy it from Amazon), and wondered if I could make it work - I did, and they're gorgeous!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Peppermint Bark

Christmas snuck up on me this year a little…it feels like Thanksgiving was just a few days ago!

I have just the treat that will put you in the holiday spirit - marbled peppermint bark.  Mmmm…sweet and minty and crunchy.  So good!

Here's how you make it:

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Review: Pillsbury Hot Roll mix

I saw a box of Pillsbury Hot Roll mix at the grocery store, and thought that I would try it, and let you all know what I thought of it.  I made the cinnamon roll recipe, found on the side of the box.