Saturday, January 17, 2009

Soft Valentine Envelope

Here is the link to this tutorial I made last year.  It can hold love notes to your sweetheart or for members of your family.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

English Scones

After noticing scones at Whole Foods and a real English scone recipe on MS yesterday I couldn't help but make some.  So these are this morning scones.  They look good, but they are even better than they look.  They are perfect and it made me feel a little like Cherry Menlove, who in my opinion is the real Martha Stewart because all of her ideas are her own and she really lives it.

Pink shower

    There was a baby shower this weekend.  It was making me so happy to create ideas and food around a pink theme.  There were Gerbera Daisies in shades of pink and ribbon accents.  It was beautiful.  I should have taken more pictures, but sometimes when you are in the middle of it you're not thinking about anything, but enjoying yourself!  
    I did want to make macaroons in light green and pink, but then I thought I would be spending eternity in the kitchen at the wrong time of year.  Here's why...It's January!  I once brought cupcakes to a social gathering of women in January.  Though they looked delicious no one would touch them because they all began their diets.  So with the baby shower, I decided that they can't reject popcorn in January I used this idea from Heidi Swapp.  I couldn't find the recipe so I made one up.  It had pink white chocolate, (if that makes sense) and crushed starlite mints.  I worked in batches laying out the popcorn on a cookie sheet and slow streaming the melted chocolate, then the mint dust.  I even used microwave popcorn for a shortcut.  It was such a hit I bought a huge white bowl just for the occasion and there was only a tiny bit left.  I will be making this recipe again.  

Pink and Brown

My sweet sister made this bag and gave it to me for Christmas.  Pink, brown and my favorite color spring green.  Could it get any better?  Yes!  She added a polka dot pocket on the inside.  Thanks Andrea.