Monday, November 18, 2013

Holiday Already

This past weekend I put up the tree and turned on the nutcracker.  Here is what Zoiey thought!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Recipe Testing #5

This weekend I made something I've always wanted to try - gingerbread cookies.  For some reason I have just never tried them.  I read up on different recipes and I wanted the type you cut out - because I got a cookie cutter at a garage sale this summer.  I decided to also test out royal icing (which was a first for me).
Gingerbread in a Royal Icing

For the recipes I picked this icing recipe.  And this gingerbread recipe.  I followed the instructions and did chill the dough for over 2 hours before shaping.  

I'm pretty sure these are the best gingerbread cookies I've ever had!!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Final Halloween Weekend

Zooey getting ready for the craft fair!
We had a busy weekend.  The last of the Halloween parties and trick-or-treating.  We re-worked the chicken coop (photos to come).  We went to craft fairs and spent a lot of time playing at the park!

She wouldn't let go of her candy!