Monday, December 22, 2008

Mmmmmm..... Cupcakes!

It's that time of year! Baking, baking, and more baking! Tomorrow is my last day of school before Christmas and I promised my students (all two dozen of them!) that I would make cupcakes.  Last night, I made 34 cupcakes (25 for school and 9 for us at home). Tonight was "Decorating Night." Here they are!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Mmmmmm..... Pies!

My father is so hard to shop for for Christmas. The stuff he wants is "big ticket" kinda stuff and well, Pete and I don't have that kind of cash. After thinking and thinking about what I can get him for Christmas, I remembered how much he likes pie. Homemade pie. Fruit pies. Well, my mom doesn't really cook or bake all that much so the pies my father gets are usually from the Wal-Mart bakery (yuck). Sooo.... I decided the best gift I could give him was four homemade pies!
From left to right:
I made an apple pie (using Macoun apples -- what a great flavor!), a pecan pie, a cherry/blueberry pie (that boiled out while baking; it was mess central!), and a pumpkin pie (custard style. Passed down from Pete's grandmother). These babies are all wrapped (Saran that is!) and have been put away in the freezer. I'm going to give them (frozen) to Pop for Christmas.

What a wonderful way to spend my snow day today!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Yeah, I know......

I've been BUSY!  School has been NUTS! I've been practically living there.... Once things calm down (i.e. Christmas vacation) I promise I'll post more!!