Friday, June 18, 2010


I'm SO EXCITED I can't believe I just made this crazy banner!! I'm not a techie AT ALL and it wasn't even that hard.

I realize I'm a stealer and used pictures from Martha...I hope she doesn't mind. I'll use my own pictures once I figure out how to use my camera (Mana HELP!)

My friend Tanya did it and she got the how to here.


Tuesday, June 15, 2010


I LOVE everything Martha and was so excited when I found a club that makes her cupcakes each month!!

This month was STRAWBERRY CUPCAKES with Swiss Meringue Buttercream. I got fresh strawberries at the market on the weekend and couldnt wait to use them!
I kept the recipe the same but if I were to make them again I would change the icing to more of a frosting than meringue. Mmmmm...frosting...

I knew the cupcakes were good when someone threatened to throw me out of the house if I made anything like it I gave a few to the neighbours.


Friday, June 4, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookie Goodness

sigh...I haven't been able to post for SO FREAKING LONG. I just feel so out of it...we moved to the country for a job opportunity and don't have a real house yet (can't decide what to do), Jack was in the hospital for a week and things lately have just been CRAZY!! Jack is home now, doing great AND slept through the night for the last 2 nights!!!!
I FINALLY had time to read a few blogs and came across this recipe for chocolate chip cookies. I am pretty sure these are the BEST chocolate chip cookies I have ever made. I don't even know how I got to this site but I'm so glad I ended up there.

...sorry no pictures, I'm not that organized yet!

Thick, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 Cup Butter (Room Temp)
1 1/2 Cups Packed Brown Sugar
2 Large Eggs
1 Tsp Vanilla
2 1/2 Cups Flour
1 Tsp Baking soda
1/2 Tsp Salt
2 Cups Semisweet Chocolate Chips
1 Cup Chopped Pecans (...said the original recipe but I left these out, yuck!)

I decided to do this old school and mix everything by hand, mostly because my mixer is in storage...sigh

Cream butter and sugar together until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla, mixing until smooth. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, salt and add to butter mixture. Add chocolate chips. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake at 400 for 6 to 8 minutes.

I also found a club that makes Martha Stewart Cupcakes EVERY month...more on that later!!!