Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Mother's Day Cookies

Here are some quick and easy cookies I made for Mother's Day this year.

I first saw cookies decorated in this way here.  Mine don't look quite the same, probably because she used an air brush (which I don't have) and I used Wilton ColorMist.

After looking at her cookies compared to mine, I think I need to invest in an airbrush system!!

But the looks didn't deter from the taste!!  I made enough for all the moms in our family and even had enough left for the kids and men.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Pinterest Project: Homemade Ice Cream In A Bag

I saw this first on Pinterest, but, apparently, I didn't pin it!  But I did bookmark the blog where it originated.  I babysat four of my granddaughters last evening while their parents went to a banquet, so we tried it and it worked great!!  

This evening, another couple grand kids were over, so we did it again and I got pics of the process.  They loved "making" their own ice cream!

Here's the recipe as found here:

Homemade Ice Cream In A Bag

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup salt (The bigger the granules, the better. Kosher or rock salt works best, but table salt is fine.)
  • Ice cubes (enough to fill each gallon-size bag about half full)
  • 1 pint-size ziplock bag
  • 1 gallon-size ziplock bag

Combine the sugar, half and half and vanilla in a pint sized bag and seal it tightly.  Place the salt and ice in the gallon sized bag, then place the sealed bag with the half and half mixture inside.  Seal the larger bag.  Shake the bags until the mixture hardens, about 5 minutes.  You can tell by feeling when it's done.  Take the smaller bag out and quickly rinse with cold water to remove the salt water, then spoon or squeeze into a bowl or eat right out of the bag.  


Monday, May 20, 2013

Artist's Palette Cake

Here's a simple cake for you!  My daughter-in-law had a Canvas Party for my son's 30th birthday party.  He's loves to paint and it was a good way to get stocked up on supplies.

This is the cake I came up with for the occasion.  With very little time to work with, I decided on a sheet cake with the actual supply items as the decorations on the cake.

Happy 30th Birthday, Nate!!