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So Many Sweets: Guest Post: DIY Cookie Cutter. Have you ever been in search for a cookie cutter in that special shape and you just couldn't find it?

So Many Sweets: Guest Post: DIY Cookie Cutter

I have Well guess what? Your search is over! Why not make your own cookie cutter! So You Know: Cookie Monster's Famous Sugar Cookie Dough Recipe. We all know Cookie Monster loves to eat cookies, but it turns out he's quite the baker, too!

So You Know: Cookie Monster's Famous Sugar Cookie Dough Recipe

Cookie Monster's famous cookie dough recipe first appeared in Big Bird's Busy Book, from the 1970's. If you like a bit of nostalgia mixed in with your sugar and eggs, this recipe is for you: If it's difficult to read the instructions above, here they are verbatim: LemyqmHIhe1qac6sjo1_500.jpg (JPEG-afbeelding, 488x640 pixels) How to Preserve Avocados. I cannot get enough avocado.

How to Preserve Avocados

In high school, we had an avocado tree in our front yard, and I got avocado whenever I wanted it. In Washington, avocados are freaking expensive! Although various varieties of avocado are available year round, they are typically most affordable in the spring through the fall. When I see a really good deal on avocados (under $1 each for the large size), I buy about ten at a time. FL7zM.jpg (JPEG-afbeelding, 527x2431 pixels) - Geschaald (35. How to make Edible Spoons! (plus a giveaway) A few years ago I did a post on how to make edible spoons and bowls from dough.

How to make Edible Spoons! (plus a giveaway)

I thought it was a great idea, but just not with my method and recipe. I searched online to see if anyone else had done something similar and stumbled across a small handful of ideas, but then found this little gem… Roy, the inventor of the Edible Spoon Making Kit has indeed thought of a really simple and clever way to make edible spoons. Roy kindly sent me a kit to try (and will be giving one lucky reader a free kit!). Since receiving the kit, I’ve made well over 100 spoons (maybe 200 by now) and have enjoyed sitting around a spread of dips and toppings munching away on the spoons. To make the spoons, simply roll flat a piece of bread, punch out the spoon shape, press the cutout into the spoon and bake (more detailed instructions supplied with the kit). Bite Into Summer Vacation! Ok.. this is it.

Bite Into Summer Vacation!

Seriously! You make this... your kids will think that you are the absolute Other moms will be talking about you... The Lorax Dinner Makeover. We are anxiously awaiting the opening of the Universal Motion Picture “The Lorax” this Friday and have decided to give our family dinner a little “Lorax” makeover to celebrate. The Lorax Family Dinner Makeover Many people are participating in Lent this week as well, so Friday I have on the menu a simple pasta dish with vegetables and Alfredo sauce, from our Weekly Meal Plan .

In the movie, the town of Thneedville.. “ a city they say that was plastic and fake “….. has no trees… “ no nature, no flowers and no one seemed to mind “… until one boy journeys to discover what happened to the trees. Korefe. Chocolate Sprinkles. Much has been made of the restaurant industry’s dark underbelly rife with drugs and alcohol, but little about the darkest addiction of them all: chocolate sprinkles.

Chocolate Sprinkles

Those in the pastry department find themselves at an especially high risk for developing a dependency on jimmies, aka chocolate vitamins and will “take” them on everything from buttered bread to ice cream, cupcakes and sugar cookies. If you don’t leave now, you may soon find yourself doing lines of chocolate in the kitchen too. Chocolate Bird Nest on Spoon for Easter. After Halloween, Christmas and Valentine's Day, it's time to move on to the next holiday: Easter.

Chocolate Bird Nest on Spoon for Easter

No, I didn't forget about St. Patrick's Day. I just don't have any new idea for it yet. Same as 99% of my dessert recipes, this chocolate nest is easy to make. It takes very little time, no special tool required and no big mess to clean up after ^,^ It would be a fun project for you and kids to work together! Half Baked – The Cake Blog » DIY: Lacy Sugar Doilies. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, things are about to get a little lacy.

Half Baked – The Cake Blog » DIY: Lacy Sugar Doilies

Crochet, lace and doilies have been making an appearance in weddings and parties for months now. We see lace doilies being repurposed for garlands, favors, gift wrap, lanterns, corsages and more! So why not add this same touch of vintage charm to a cake? Our contributor, Miso of Miso Bakes, created today’s oh-so-cute button cake based on one of her earlier designs. Carrots in Dirt. Supplies you will need: 1 tube of refrigerated sugar cookie dough yellow and red food coloring 1 package of Oreo cookies toothpicks green ribbon.

Carrots in Dirt

Sophisticated Tea Party! I love the idea of doing a tea party - young or old!

Sophisticated Tea Party!

Especially for those that don't like do drink too much ;o) I think it would be a great reason to have your girlfriends over (or your little one's girlfriends) without needing a holiday or birthday! Of course you need tea sandwiches! Everything looks better on a tiered tray topped with fresh flowers! Even egg salad or cucumber sandwiches - inexpensive and oh so yummy!

Source and recipe (curried chicken salad) Guest Curator: On Creativity and Savoury Broccoli Cakes. Ele is a 26-year-old fashion industry escapee who is passionate about all things related to design, green issues and food. Originally from Canada, she moved to the UK four years ago and now lives in London where she writes and edits her three blogs. Kitchenist is her personal cooking blog where she shares recipes, Kitchenisms is a design blog covering all things kitchen-related, and Kitchlit is a cookbook review blog. When she’s not blogging, Ele works freelance at everything from food photography and recipe development to graphic design and web editing. As creative people, we’re constantly searching for people, places and things to inspire us. For me, Etsy is one of the most inspirational places on the web, and I’m always quick to sing its praises when I come across someone who hasn’t yet discovered it (increasingly rare, these days).

Homemade Amaretto Recipe. Dear "Guilty", A little off topic, but I wanted to share some insight with you. On behalf of all diabetics out there, "not to mention diabetic shock" probably shouldn't have been mentioned. You can NOT get diabetes from overindulging, even in a 5 lb. bag of sugar, for a day, a week, or maybe even every day for a year. "Diabetic shock" is a term non-diabetics like to throw around as if they know what it means. Fruit and Veggie Table « SWEET DESIGNS – AMY ATLAS EVENTS. I know it is rare to see a non-dessert table on this blog, but as soon as I saw this fruit and veggie table by Esther Kim of My Bride Story, I knew I had to share it with you all.

Esther was inspired by our dessert tables and used the same techniques on this healthy spread as we would for a dessert spread. Like myself, Esther is a mom and is conscious of what her son eats so she wanted to present fruits & veggies in a fun and stylish way that would appeal to both parents and kids. I’m loving the watermelon and caprese salads, pumpkin latte shots, and the yogurt parfait shots. I also adore the brassica cabbage and artichoke arrangements and brussel sprout garland created by Kristine Shin and the lovely tags from the gals at Wiley Valentine. This is a chic and healthy alternative to having desserts at your party. Heart-Shaped Sushi. Like this image? Buy a print through Etsy here!

Valentine’s Day is coming up! Lots of people celebrate by going out to a fancy dinner, but some people prefer to celebrate by making something special for their loved ones. Edible Teacups. Cake au Brocoli - Broccoli cake - surprise inside ! CP-12 - Cake Pop Makers - Products - Babycakes. Easter Cupcakes Baked in Real Egg Shells. Mother's Day Breakfast - Martha Stewart Food. Brownie en cascara de huevo/ Egg shell brownie. Nudeln - mit Liebe gemacht. Cake Batter Martinis. How to make a heart shaped egg. Potted Chocolate-Mint Puddings.