Tuesday, December 29, 2009

It's snowing! Big, fluffy, beautiful, snow!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

I managed to get some baking done this Christmas...

I think these are my favorite; adapted from the Ghiradelli White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie recipe found on the back of the bag. If I'm really motivated, I pick out just the red and green M & M's. That didn't happen this year.

Here's my version: Lemon White Chocolate M & M
Cream together:
1 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 c. butter, softened (2 sticks)
Blend in one at a time:
2 eggs (at room temperature)
1 1/2 tsp. lemon extract
Mix together and add:
3 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
Add 1 bag white chocolate chips (12 oz. ) and 3/4 bag M & M's (12 oz)
Drop by rounded teaspoon on baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 9-11 minutes, until just the edges begin to brown. Remove promptly to cooling rack. Eat.

Monday, December 14, 2009

another baby. another quilt.

or two. I finished up the blue and green pinwheel quilt for a shower Sunday afternoon, just in time. There's something about pinwheels and I can't seem to get enough of them. They're a great way to keep my formidable scrap pile under control too. The owls were complete and gifted away awhile back, but they're too cute not to post!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009