Friday, April 27, 2012

Petit Fours

Tomorrow we are hosting a bridal shower for a good friend of my daughter's who is also the daughter of my good friend. I am hosting with 2 other friends and we decided on a Paris theme shower. We couldn't have a Paris shower and not serve petit fours so here are some photos of our first attempt at baking these petite desserts. Lots of fun to make!
I used this recipe: 

pureeing the raspberry filling

spreading on the top layer

 pouring on the glaze - this was a long process- 
we did half white and half lavender

adorned with violets and hearts

the final product, up close and personal
they taste good too-deliciously almondy and raspberry sweet!

Au Revoir!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

creative cooking

Hello!!!! It's been some time since we have talked! We have been busy with birthdays, trying to sell a house, enjoying the beautiful spring weather, planting flowers in the garden, stopping by the Cherry Street Farmer's Market last Saturday for the first market of the season...and making CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES!

We've been playing with the idea of illustrating some of our most favorite recipes for awhile now. Since we love illustrating and cooking/baking, we thought how fun it would be to combine the two! We are in the beginning stages of sketching but thought I would share what we have so far! 

Of course the first recipe that popped into my mind...our beloved chocolate chip cookie! What is better than biting into a warm, fresh-out-of-the-oven chocolate chip cookie (heavy on the chocolate chips) and following it with a sip of cold millk?? NOTHING! ...except licking some of the oh-so-good batter out of the mixing bowl! 

I would LOVE to know how many batches of this recipe mom, meg and I have made together over the years! I can remember coming in the front door from school and smelling that wonderful smell from the kitchen and knowing just what I would be having for my after school snack! The ingredients for this recipe are always on hand...just in case!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Happy Birthday Emily!

Wishing many birthday blessings in the year ahead to Emily Jane! 
to name a few:
wonderful memories made
new places discovered
courage to travel new paths
contentment as your head hits the pillow each night
seeing your goals achieved
a new home to make yours
time to let your creative genius out
a million reasons to smile
always knowing how loved you are!

We love you to the moon and back Em!

and a belated birthday to Em's other half-Blake!