i think i mentioned it in my cookies post, but i really was not feeling the christmas spirit this year. i really don’t know what was up. maybe it’s because the kids are older and not really into the fun things we used to do. or because the pandemic has made everyone dead inside. but […]
reluctant christmas cookie mayhem.
i won’t lie. i had very little christmas spirit this year. it was just really blah around here. and that trickled into my baking motivation. i knew at the bare minimum, though, i had to make cut out cookies to be decorated by the fam. hazel, who did not lack in christmas spirit was glad […]
attempts at favorite aunt status. thanksgiving cookie edition.
in a desperate bid to win the designation as holden’s favorite aunt, i packed an arsenal of cookie decorating supplies for our trip to batavia for thanksgiving. my mom babysits him every monday, so i hyped him up for a full day of baking and decorating and he was all in. my diabolical plan for […]
mobile halloween cookie decorating
as we were preparing for our long weekend in blowing rock, i had the bright idea that it might be fun to decorate cookies, as an alternative activity to staring at our phones at all weekend. hazel helped me bake up a bunch of sugar cookies in a variety of halloween shapes and i carefully […]
easter cookie mania.
spring break this year happened to be the week before easter, which meant that holden and fam were able to join us in some of our easter traditions and activities. one such tradition in this house involves an overkill of spring themed sprinkles and the decorating of easter cookies. with hazel down for the count, […]
christmas cookie extravaganza!
much the same as my stress making of pies for thanksgiving, i attempted to bring all the holiday joy by baking a million cookies. i kicked things off with some old favorites from over the years, plus some hits from last year. i made up the cut out sugar cookie dough (regular AND gluten free!) […]
new house baking extravaganza.
not only we were able to assemble full size gingerbread houses and bake and decorate actual sugar cookies in our stupid new giant house. the girls and i also had a full fledged cookie baking campaign that spanned days, maybe weeks. we searched for various delicious recipes to try, assembled the ingredients, put on our […]
annual sugary christmas themed endeavors.
it’s no secret that i would sell it all and hit the road again if i could, but christmastime in the stupid new house does have certain advantages. every year in the rv, the kids have been forced to make tiny gingerbread houses. (2018, 2017, 2016), so they were pretty stoked to have full sized […]
pumpkin-y pennsylvania visit from new gramma and grampa terry.
as mentioned in a previous post, my mom and stepdad came down for a few days last week, to visit us before we head out west on our epic road trip. most of the first afternoon was spent settling in and showing off (parents and kids, respectively). on the second day, before the rain and […]
pumpkin and turkey. cookie edition.
isaac’s preschool thanksgiving party is today. i’m bringing these cookies.