Monthly Archives: December 2009

hey hay

I have long been fascinated with these so-called haystack cookies that incorporate crunchy chow mein noodles. This was my first attempt at making them. I was going to use only semisweet chocolate, but I was told by several people that … Continue reading

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Grandma Rankin’s Cashew Brittle

Cashew brittle, originally uploaded by super eggplant. Okay, so Melissa talked me into getting The Craft of Baking cookbook, and the only recipe I’ve tried so far is the cashew brittle. I am not, generally speaking, a brittle person, but … Continue reading

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FPO COOKIE EXCHANGE, originally uploaded by super eggplant. I am really, really full of cookies.

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you win some; you lose some

There’s a reason you’re seeing that shirt-jacket on the dressform instead of on me. It is ill fitting! Blast those darts! I can’t fill them out! I even wore a somewhat padded bra, and still there was a lot of … Continue reading

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comfort in komforte

If you’re in search of stocking stuffers or just a little treat for yourself, please check out Komforte Chocolates, brought to you by our blog buddy Blair of Wise Craft. You can read all about the history of these chocolates … Continue reading

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we have a winner!

Congratulations to Melody, winner of the $10 gift certificate from JetPens! I used the random number generator but couldn’t figure out how to insert the badge into the post, so you’ll just have to trust me that the giveaway was … Continue reading

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gooey buns

I don’t know about you, but I am so impressed with myself for managing to put up two posts in two days! Ha! But anyway, some of my running buddies and I have developed a Thanksgiving Day tradition (we’ve done … Continue reading

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cookie time

‘Tis the season, you know, for COOKIES. I’ve been thinking about cookies quite a bit lately, and there’s one kind of cookie I want to master: the sabl

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