Birthday Cake Scones

It all started when Bridget (Bake at 350) posted a recipe for Birthday Cake popcorn on her blog, using Birthday Cake m&m’s.  I knew I must have them, and was happy to hear that she found them at a CVS pharmacy, one of which is two minutes from my home!  I went right away and … Read more

Gnome Pumpkin Patch Cookies

I have wanted to make gnome cookies for awhile, and since fall is my favorite season, I thought now would be the perfect time. I’m rather smitten with  these gnomes in their pumpkin patch (another favorite thing)! We tried to grow pumpkins in our garden this year , as we have in the past, but … Read more

Strawberry Lemonade Scones

Ever since the local strawberry stands opened I’ve been wanting to make some scones with these big red beauties.      Pretty amazing aren’t they? 🙂 I had some homemade lemon curd in the fridge which I thought would make a  tasty partner (along with lemon zest) to the strawberries. I was right:)  I looked through a few scone recipes and … Read more

Double-Decker, Personalized Apple Cookies for Back-to-School

It’s that time again!  Summer is over, here in the U.S. anyway, and it’s time to start a new school year! I wanted to make some cookies for my grandchildren, and thought it would be fun to personalize them with their first initial. I really like the effect of the chalkboard letters on the apples … Read more

Skeleton Pinata Cookies

I wanted to do something with bone sprinkles this Halloween, and decided that a skeleton pinata cookie would be a perfect fit!  I am not into creepy Halloween cookies/decorations, so even these “bloody” bones were a bit much for me, but I couldn’t find just plain, white ones, so I gave in to these. 🙂  … Read more

Sugar Cookies for the Daring Bakers…September Theme

Well, I know some of these cookie choices look very familiar (fall ’09), but for our Daring Bakers’ challenge this month we were asked to pick cookies that personally represent the month of September.  Of course I had to make a barn since we make multiple treks each fall to our local pumpkin patch:)  There … Read more

Giant Sunflower Cookie {or should I say cookies?}

Does this giant sunflower cookie look familiar?  Well, my inspiration for it came from Martha Stewart’s beautiful sunflower cupcake cake, which you’ve probably seen.  I clipped the photo from her magazine and had it tucked away…until a couple of days ago. This design is so simple and sweet, and I knew converting the cupcakes to … Read more

“I’m bananas for you!” Monkey and Banana Cookies

Two of my grandsons absolutely LOVE to eat bananas!  If they were allowed to, they would eat them all day long! They are both definitely bananas about bananas! In October I watched the boys while their mom and dad were at the hospital waiting for their baby girl to be born.  First thing in the … Read more

Pumpkin Pie Decorated Sugar Cookies

First of all, I am kind of giddy about these cookies. 🙂 Truth be told, they were my second set, due to a minor “natural disaster” with the first batch. 🙁   Here’s the story… The last couple of weeks it has been uncharacteristically warm (HOT!) here on the central coast of CA, and for … Read more

Candy Corn {Pumpkin Cookie} Pizza

I love fall! At this time of year there’s always a feeling in the air that I can’t describe, but it makes me happy. Maybe it conjures up contented memories from the past that I can’t pinpoint, but anyway, it’s a feeling that I like! Along with this time of year comes pumpkin patches, pumpkin … Read more