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Lazy No More

Monday was a holiday here. Memorial Day… A day to celebrate our heroes and remember those who have passed before us.

If you’re me, the day was spent laying in bed in jammies all day long having a Harry Potter movie marathon. Seriously, all day in bed. Thank goodness for a hubby who took the kids outside to play while he did yard work, made all the meals (including pancakes in bed for me) and generally did everything. I wasn’t sick or anything, I just didn’t feel like getting up! Please tell me I’m not the only one with days like those.

Had to Share

Do you ever read a post that you just have to share with everyone you know? Well that was today’s post over at Pretty Kitten. So simple, but it just might change your kitchen life (if you’re anything like me).

Decorating Cookies

I have been sewing up a storm lately. The problem is, it’s all Christmas presents for people who read my blog, so I can’t share! But one day a little while ago Brad and I were actually off work on the same day (which is quite a rare thing around here), so we decided to bake and decorate some Christmas cookies.

Lottie loved helping to cut out the shapes.

Kelsey loved to lick the frosting off the beater.

(Brad loved that too… if we’re being completely honest here.)

Whoopies: Disasterous & Delicious

Oh my. I have been thinking of whoopie pies for days. Days and days. And days.

Yesterday I finally had a chance to make some. And oh my! I’m a pretty good baker. Not so much today.

My first thought was to run over to my friend Pretty Kitten and grab her recipe. I’ve had her cookies before and they were de.lish.ous. Perfect cookies. Perfect filling. Perfect cookie:filling ratio.

Imagine my sadness when I didn’t see the recipe on her site! Of course, I was in too much of a hurry to e-mail her and get the recipe. I thought, “I’ll just find one online.”

{Christmas in July} Baking

The tip to holiday baking is to do it all at once. I remember my grandma used to say, “It’s just as easy to make 4 dozen cookies as it is to make one.” Sure, she was referring to just a regular baking day, not the holidays, but the same principle applies.

I love baking. (Almost) every Wednesday I bake cookies or some other treat. So, a few weeks ago, instead of making just my regular batch of cookies, I made three. One batch of three different kinds of cookies. And you know what? It really didn’t take me much longer than making my regular batch. Here are the three types I made: