Friday, December 26, 2008

Thin Mints

Hope everyone had a great Christmas, or whichever holiday you choose to celebrate.

Are you familiar with the Thin Mint cookies you purchase from the Girl Scouts?

My SIL has an easy recipe she makes every year for Xmas.

All you need is Ritz Crackers and Andes Candy. You just melt the Candy and dip the Ritz Cracker into it. It tastes just like the cookie. I've not actually made them myself but it's just so easy, I'm going to give it a try.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Sugar Cookies and a wonderful blog!

I recently stumbled upon a blog called "Bake at 350". I have always dreamed of making fun sugar cookies but never had any idea how people made the frosting work so well. Bridget makes the most creative cookies. She also gives the basics so that you can try them on your own. I made these cookies (pictured above) for Thanksgiving and it was my first attempt. I used my MIL's sugar cookie recipe (which I'll post later). I rolled the dough out so that they were a little thicker, sturdier. I printed some picture off the internet and just used them as a guide for my pictures. I was really pleased with them. I'm going to do some Christmas ones also. You must check out this blog. So much fun.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

It's the Holiday Season.

I have so many things to post.
I made some fun cookies and cake balls for Thanksgiving. I have a Frugal Friday waiting to be posted. ... But my gosh, I am so busy right now with work and home and Xmas. I ran out of time to do the Daring Baker's Challenge last month, but am hopeful that with my time off for the holidays I can get back on track.

Just a reminder!! Recycle your wrapping paper, gift bags, bows from your gifts this year... We don't need all that piling up in a landfill and just think of the $$ you'll save in this tough economy.