Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!!

Happy Easter everyone!!  I have a "devil"ishly good post coming soon!  And yes that is a fingernail mark in my peep.   I guess I handled him a little too roughly.  


Sunday, March 24, 2013


I have been craving cookies.   
Big Time.
Not my sugar cookies.  I have had enough of them lately.  Thank you.
But other cookies.  
Fancy Cookies.
Cookies with chocolate.  

Here are a few of the cookies I have been eyeing.
I may bake some up soon.

picture by How Sweet it Is
Fat Little Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Ganache.   
Oh my.  
I think my heart just skipped a beat.  
These cookies are by How Sweet it Is.   
 And here is the link to her recipe.

Picture by Picky Palate
And these cookies. 
Red Velvet.
Milky Way Candy.
Yes please.  
These cookies are from Picky Palate.  
I think she is the cookie queen.  
Juts check out her cookie recipe index sometime.   
Here is the link to her recipe:

Picture by Two Peas and their Pod
And these cookies.  
Chocolate Chip- classic with a twist.
Two words for you: Salted Caramel.
Who could resist these?
These cookies are by Two Peas and their Pod and here is the link to the cookies:

Picture by Willow Bird Baking

Brown Butter
Cookie Dough
Salty Pretzels.
All of my favorites
I love you Willow Bird.
I think I shall make thee Brown Butter Cookie Dough Pretzel Bars next.
Now say that three times really fast... 
Brown Butter Cookie Dough Pretzel Bars
Brown Butter Cookie Dough Pretzel Bars
Brown Butter Cookie Dough Pretzel Bars
Here is the link:

Have a fabulous week everyone.   

Cookie Monster-

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St Patrick's Day!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful end to their weekend!  
This weekend was a busy one for me as well, but I did manage to create a few St Patty's Day inspired cookies.   
Enjoy.... I wish I could share the real thing with all of you. 


**I linked up these cookies to Simply Sweet Saturdays at Simply Sweets by Honeybee.  Pop over and check out all of the great submissions!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Pinterest fail....

I must share some very sad news....  I had yet another Pinterest failure.   Instead of keeping this failure to myself- I decided to share it all with you.  There are some very funny and witty blogs out there- Pintester and  others that blog exclusively about Pinterest successes and failures.  

I decided to test out the two ingredient pancake "pin" that is floating around out there.   The premise for the recipe is easy- only two ingredients- bananas and eggs. You mash up one egg and banana together.  You then fry it up in a pan like a pancake and presto!- you have two ingredient pancakes. 

I am here to provide a pubic service to you all.   These are not pancakes.   They turn out kinda wet and soggy.   Now I know that I would prefer to scramble my egg and eat a banana on the side.   I can see how these "pancake imposters" appear to be fluffy.  But, don't be fooled.   They are not as fluffy and airy as the real thing.   They do not taste like pancakes.   They taste like mashed up bananas and eggs.   Which I learned I do not like mixed together.  Take note Gerber- banana and egg would not be a best seller.  

I kinda feel duped.  Like when someone told me spaghetti squash tastes just like spaghetti.  Nope.  It doesn't.  It tastes like spaghetti squash with spaghetti sauce on top.   Which can be quite tasty, but does not taste like spaghetti.  


So, I know that most blogs are filled with beautiful recipes and talk nothing of kitchen failures.  But, I am a wanna-be blogger so I will keep it real here.  I have many many failures in the kitchen.  I also have made many recipes that were mediocre.   But, I do love to share the recipes that did turn out delicious.  And, I also feel obligated to tell you of the recipes that did not turn out at all.   This is one of them.   So next time you get a hankering for some pancakes- make some real ones please.   Pancakes are meant to be fluffy, tender, buttery pillows of deliciousness.   If you are worried about over indulging on the real thing- save them for the weekend.  And eat the eggs and bananas (served separately- of course) during the week.

Saving the world from fake pancakes.  No thanks is needed.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Double Trouble.....

I just wanted one picture.  One little picture.   One picture with two cuties looking straight at the camera.  One picture with two cuties sitting straight and still.  One picture with two cuties smiling.  One picture with two cuties showing off their adorable faces.  One picture that shows two cuties in their "I love my Aunt CiCi" shirt.   I just wanted one picture.   But three year old boys have their own idea of what they want.....   You have been warned... There will not be two cuties sitting up straight.   There will not be two cuties sitting still.   There will not be two cuties looking straight at the camera.   But.... there will be two cuties... there will be smiles.... and one proud auntie.

At least I have a picture of the shirt... right??

Marci aka Aunt CiCi.....