Archive for December, 2008

Christmas Morning Breakfast?

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

Merry Christmas, if that’s your thing.  Happy halfway-through Hanukkah, if that’s your thing.  I don’t even have a tree, and due to my self-imposed unemployment couldn’t afford presents.  If you’re getting anything from me, I made it myself.  In most cases, this also means you’ll have delicious sugary treats coming…tomorrow.  Due to the weather, we [...]

It Might Be Time for a Tea Party

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

In my quest to use more vanilla beans, I created another yummy cookie based on a really basic, easy recipe.

Big Fat (Vanilla) Beans

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Though I’m glad I was able to acquire a bunch of lovely, fat, juicy vanilla beans relatively cheaply online, I’ve been trying to come up with vanilla-filled goodies to make.  Since I had more egg whites left over from the wine buttercream, I decided to try some vanilla bean meringues.

World Peace

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

I made World Peace Cookies!  Yay!  They were fun and turned out yummy.  Not too sweet, and kind of sandy-textured, with nice gooey chunks of chocolate complimented by fine salt.

So I Noticed…

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

Christmas is only a few days away…and I’ve been intending to make edible goodies for people (and a couple non-edible handcrafted items).  Soooo I started last night.  I had egg whites left over from making the wine frosting the other night, and had been seeing a lot of super cute little peppermint meringues on others’ [...]

Iron Cupcake: Chocolate, Part Two!

Monday, December 15th, 2008

One of the first things I thought of when I found out the theme for this month’s challenge was wine.  When I went to the wine tasting with my mom a couple months ago, we tried this one red wine that tasted just like black cherries and would be excellent with dark chocolate.  I couldn’t [...]

Iron Cupcake December: Chocolate!!

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

Okay, cupcake number one!  The second one will follow in the next couple of days, since I have a lot of just plain FANTASTIC naked chocolate cupcakes left over and I’ll be picking up my other ingredient tomorrow.  I just have to figure out how I’m going to use them together!