Saturday, 5 December 2009

Christmas Party!!

Here's a sneak peek, I am off to work, under a foot of snow...... yikes! I am joining Denise from Bella Dreams in her big Christmas Party!!!
Hop on over there and visit everyone and enjoy the decorations. I will be back later tonight, I promise!!!
So for now, have a glimpse into my Christmas Decorating.....




Thursday, 3 December 2009

Little bits of grey and some sparkle.....




Just a hint of some new things I am working on......
Little hints of grey...
Some sparkle...
Touches of black.....





Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Cookie Recipe Exchange


Super Soft Ginger Cookies


3/4 cup butter

1 cup granulated sugar

1 egg

1 tbsp water

1/4 cup molasses

2 and 1/ cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp ginger

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

coarse granulated sugar for rolling cookies


Use your large bowl and electric mixer to cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg, water and molasses and continue mixing until smooth.


In another bowl, stir together the flour, ginger, baking soda and cinnamon. Add dry mixture to the butter mixture, and beat until everything is combined to a soft dough. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes, until the dough is firm enough to handle.


Dump that coarse sugar onto a plate. Roll the dough into one inch balls and then roll each ball into the sugar, turning to coat the entire surface. Place balls on an ungreased baking sheet about 2 inches apart (these really spread and flatten out nicely). Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.


Here's the thing about these cookies: the will be really soft and look undone when your timer goes off but take them out anyway. Let them cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet before moving them to a wire rack to cool completely. They're just so soft and gooey on the inside they need a minute to firm up, but they really will. It's the truth.

Wild Hare Wednesdays

If you have been over to the Raspberry Rabbits you will notice that Shell is hosting the Wild Hare Wednesdays. Come and join in and have a laugh, share some fun......
The funny thing is that I went to work thinking that I didn't really know what hare brain thing I could blog about. Not that I don't have hare brain things that I do, just which one's could I actually blog about.
So of course I had to stop for gas, that seems to be the last thing I remember, until I am on empty and have ten minutes to get to work. When I was standing there filling the car, I happened to look down and was kind of wondering why the logo on my sweater was on the wrong side? What, oh my, I had my sweater on inside out!!! I looked up and all I could see were men around me. With a red face and a silly grin I ran into the little kiosk and asked the girl to watch the door, while I quickly did a flip, turn the sweater the right way and paid for the gas and rushed out to my car and sped away. I am positive I could hear the clerk laughing her head off.........
Gee, I can't imagine having a wild hare Wednesday story to share!!!!
MB