They turned out great for a first attempt!
Icing has commenced. This is a lot of work. Worth it? Heck yes!
Then made some forest friends out of dill & sharp cheddar baking powder biscuits for home-made split pea & ham soup.
Made some star wars cookies but I still need to ice them.
Life & family…
Life gets a little hectic sometimes. I have a love/hate relationship with my family. I love them to death but I think most of them are absolutely beyond stupid. This is why I don’t really have much do with with outside family. Just my mom, two sisters and brother. Grandmas occasionally. So much drama all the time.
I’m also too busy for it. I have my own life with things to do, like raising my son, ongoing renovations, being a housewife with daily choirs and then looking after myself regards to fitness. My son always seems to be sick too! Roseola, pneumonia.. What’s next. Oh and it must be because he isn’t vaccinated. haha Give me a break you brainwashed medical followers. I hate when people are told what to do and just do it without doing their own research.
I love this. Makes me giggle.
Wallpaper & new antique dressing table turned china cabinet. Marie Antoinette is my main inspiration.
It’s been awhile..
I’ve been having a busy past few months. Renovating, cleaning, being a mom and throw in a little vacation. I finally finished painting my kitchen and it looks so great, from poop brown to shocking frost white. I love white, it’s so crisp and clean. Needless to say, I am satisfied.
I’ve been DIY-ing quite a bit these past few months. Putting up wallpaper, making chalk boards and frames for gallery walls. As well as using all the glass jars for and cardboard I’ve been collecting for organizing and other fun projects. As much as my husband doesn’t want to admit it, my “hoarding” has paid off! HA!
Sugar Cookie Cup Cakes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a muffin pan with paper liners. In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder, add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Finally stir in the milk until batter is smooth. Pour or spoon batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 2 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool, ice and enjoy!
Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F and line a non insulated cookie sheet with parchment paper. With a knife or kitchen shears carefully remove the leaves from the thick stems and tear into bite size pieces. Wash and thoroughly dry kale with a salad spinner. Drizzle kale with olive oil, vinegar and sprinkle with seasoning salt. Bake until the edges brown but are not burnt, 10 to 15 minutes. Enjoy!
Red Velvet Cupcakes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. In a separate bowl beat butter and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed 5 minutes or until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Mix in sour cream, milk, food color and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until just blended. Do not overbeat. Spoon batter into 24 paper-lined muffin cups, filling each cup 2/3 full. Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted into cupcake comes out clean. Gently remove from oven. Cool in pans on wire rack at least 5 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting
With a high powered mixer beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla extract in large bowl until light and fluffy. Scrape bowl, and beat again. Gradually beat in icing sugar until smooth. Once smooth, turn beaters to high and whip on high for 5 minutes, until very fluffy. Put in fridge to harden for 20 minutes and then pipe on cupcakes and enjoy!
Decadent Chocolate Truffles
Process walnuts in a blender until fine. Blend dates, then mix all ingredients together and form small bite-sized balls. Place on a plate, putting walnuts on top if desired. Refrigerate until firm then enjoy!
Courtesy of my mother and sister <3