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Day 25: Flatter Cookies

I used margarine on this batch of cookies, which helped the middles melt and spread faster, but I’m still having troubles with the outsides becoming crusty too fast, that’s why there’s so many cracks in these. I may try microwaving

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Day 25: Flatter Cookies

I used margarine on this batch of cookies, which helped the middles melt and spread faster, but I’m still having troubles with the outsides becoming crusty too fast, that’s why there’s so many cracks in these. I may try microwaving

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TAD 2014 – 23

We had a sleepover last night. The youngest grandson (2 1/2 years old) stayed over so his Mom could go celebrate her birthday. Between him and an essential oils info session at my house this afternoon, I had no real

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TAD 2014 – 23

We had a sleepover last night. The youngest grandson (2 1/2 years old) stayed over so his Mom could go celebrate her birthday. Between him and an essential oils info session at my house this afternoon, I had no real

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Day 12: Sugar Cookies

I’ve been having an issue where the temperature in my ancient oven is wonky, so my cookies haven’t been spreading-out correctly. Ah well, they still taste pretty much the same.

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Day 12: Sugar Cookies

I’ve been having an issue where the temperature in my ancient oven is wonky, so my cookies haven’t been spreading-out correctly. Ah well, they still taste pretty much the same.

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Day 24: Crêpes

Today I made crepes. Sure, they aren’t necessarily something creative, but they were delicious. :)

Crepes

Day 24: Crêpes

Today I made crepes. Sure, they aren’t necessarily something creative, but they were delicious. :)

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In Mexico on King’s Day, everyone has Rosca de Reyas which is a sweet bread in a big circle sort of like Mardi Gras king’s cake. In spite of the mountains of packages at every store in sight, I made

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Thing 22

In Mexico on King’s Day, everyone has Rosca de Reyas which is a sweet bread in a big circle sort of like Mardi Gras king’s cake. In spite of the mountains of packages at every store in sight, I made

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Day 21: Scones and lemon curd

Today I baked and spent a little bit of time in the kitchen. Sometimes, like today, I really get in the mood of baking or cooking, but mostly baking. It was about time – I finally got to make scones.

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Day 21: Scones and lemon curd

Today I baked and spent a little bit of time in the kitchen. Sometimes, like today, I really get in the mood of baking or cooking, but mostly baking. It was about time – I finally got to make scones.

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TAD 19: Mini Cakes

Here are yesterday’s cakes – filled, iced, colour coded, and ready for tasting.

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TAD 19: Mini Cakes

Here are yesterday’s cakes – filled, iced, colour coded, and ready for tasting.

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TAD 18: Cake

Today I made cake, lots of cake!   These are going to be taster mini cakes, since I’m meeting a friend to talk wedding cake this week. We’ve narrowed down the flavours to a choice between white chocolate and raspberry,

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TAD 18: Cake

Today I made cake, lots of cake!   These are going to be taster mini cakes, since I’m meeting a friend to talk wedding cake this week. We’ve narrowed down the flavours to a choice between white chocolate and raspberry,

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TAD 17: Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

A good indulgent Sunday thing today, cookies! These are full of white, milk & dark chocolate, since I couldn’t decide which I wanted the most. The recipe can be found here at my instructables page.

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TAD 17: Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

A good indulgent Sunday thing today, cookies! These are full of white, milk & dark chocolate, since I couldn’t decide which I wanted the most. The recipe can be found here at my instructables page.

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Another TAD dinner & dessert

Thanks for the recipes everyone! I made leahmama1’s Chuck Wagon Chili and Country Cole Slaw, staciedenisov’s Rice Flour Muffins. Here is a picture of my dessert, leahmama1’s Doris’ Gingersnaps. I tried to get rice flour but couldn’t so substituted regular

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Another TAD dinner & dessert

Thanks for the recipes everyone! I made leahmama1’s Chuck Wagon Chili and Country Cole Slaw, staciedenisov’s Rice Flour Muffins. Here is a picture of my dessert, leahmama1’s Doris’ Gingersnaps. I tried to get rice flour but couldn’t so substituted regular

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TAD 16: Doughnuts

Doughnuts. Another use for that lemon curd, filling up these decadent home made doughnuts. I used the dough recipe from joythebaker, rolled them in plain granulated sugar and squeezed them full of lemon curd. Perfect for a late night snack

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TAD 16: Doughnuts

Doughnuts. Another use for that lemon curd, filling up these decadent home made doughnuts. I used the dough recipe from joythebaker, rolled them in plain granulated sugar and squeezed them full of lemon curd. Perfect for a late night snack

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TAD 15: (Cheats) Cupcakes

Day 15 is pretty much a cheat; while I did make these mini cupcakes, I made them at work which I feel doesn’t really count. I knew I was going out for a friends birthday tonight, but I figured I

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TAD 15: (Cheats) Cupcakes

Day 15 is pretty much a cheat; while I did make these mini cupcakes, I made them at work which I feel doesn’t really count. I knew I was going out for a friends birthday tonight, but I figured I

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Thing 14

Today’s thing was dinner. After all, it’s Valentine’s Day so I made an herb crusted leg of lamb, heart shaped carrots, mashed potatoes and tomatoes. I really thing the carrots and tomatoes would be great in a snack, raw with

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Thing 14

Today’s thing was dinner. After all, it’s Valentine’s Day so I made an herb crusted leg of lamb, heart shaped carrots, mashed potatoes and tomatoes. I really thing the carrots and tomatoes would be great in a snack, raw with

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Day 14 ~ Chocolate Covered Strawberries

And then there was just one… But not for long!!

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Day 14 ~ Chocolate Covered Strawberries

And then there was just one… But not for long!!

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TAD 14: Lavender & Honey Scones

Day 12’s lemon curd was still in the fridge, and needed some scones to go with it. I decided to match it with lavender and honey to give me the illusion of spring on the horizon. My extremely mini cutter definitely upped

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TAD 14: Lavender & Honey Scones

Day 12’s lemon curd was still in the fridge, and needed some scones to go with it. I decided to match it with lavender and honey to give me the illusion of spring on the horizon. My extremely mini cutter definitely upped

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Day # 13 Mini Cupcakes

This one is a classic stand by. Black bottom cupcakes from Mom’s secret recipe book. I figured they would be a good treat for the guys at work tomorrow.

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Day # 13 Mini Cupcakes

This one is a classic stand by. Black bottom cupcakes from Mom’s secret recipe book. I figured they would be a good treat for the guys at work tomorrow.

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TAD 13: Meringue

Since I have egg whites left over from the lemon curd, meringues seemed a logical step. The basic meringue can be shaped however you fancy; I piped mine into nests that I think would be pretty good filled with lemon curd

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TAD 13: Meringue

Since I have egg whites left over from the lemon curd, meringues seemed a logical step. The basic meringue can be shaped however you fancy; I piped mine into nests that I think would be pretty good filled with lemon curd

eat, drink & be merry!

Day #9 – #10 : sadly, became two unproductive days…

i went to wedd reception on day #9; and on day #10 i pretty much  spent it at home reading books and doing some little b’day celebration for my nephew (he turned 3!). so, sadly to say, day #9+#10 were

eat, drink & be merry!

Day #9 – #10 : sadly, became two unproductive days…

i went to wedd reception on day #9; and on day #10 i pretty much  spent it at home reading books and doing some little b’day celebration for my nephew (he turned 3!). so, sadly to say, day #9+#10 were

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TAD 12: Lemon Curd

Something simple today, nice and quick so my flatmate can use the kitchen for the important task of making pancakes for Shrove Tuesday. I have always found lemon curd easy to make and never had a problem just dumping everything in a

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TAD 12: Lemon Curd

Something simple today, nice and quick so my flatmate can use the kitchen for the important task of making pancakes for Shrove Tuesday. I have always found lemon curd easy to make and never had a problem just dumping everything in a

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TAD 11: Apple Raspberry Pie

Today’s thing was apple pie, with some raspberries that have been taking up freezer space added in. This was loosely based on a Hairy Bikers recipe, with a few changes and a lot more cinnamon. My adaptation is below: Pastry:

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TAD 11: Apple Raspberry Pie

Today’s thing was apple pie, with some raspberries that have been taking up freezer space added in. This was loosely based on a Hairy Bikers recipe, with a few changes and a lot more cinnamon. My adaptation is below: Pastry:

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Day # 10 Chocolate Pasta

I have to share the successes with the failures and unfortunately this one was a failure. I was trying to make chocolate pasta. I had problems from the get go. The dough was too dry when I followed the recipe,

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Day # 10 Chocolate Pasta

I have to share the successes with the failures and unfortunately this one was a failure. I was trying to make chocolate pasta. I had problems from the get go. The dough was too dry when I followed the recipe,

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TAD 10: Croissants, Step 3

The final croissant step! Today was the final roll and shaping, ready to proof and bake. Rather than attempt to clear a space long enough to roll out 44″ of dough, I cut the slab in half and rolled it out

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TAD 10: Croissants, Step 3

The final croissant step! Today was the final roll and shaping, ready to proof and bake. Rather than attempt to clear a space long enough to roll out 44″ of dough, I cut the slab in half and rolled it out

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TAD 9: Croissants, Step 2

The next step in the croissant quest. Today I rolled the butter into the layers of dough. I had a bit of trouble in the second rolling, as my rectangle was getting wider rather than longer, more of a square than

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TAD 9: Croissants, Step 2

The next step in the croissant quest. Today I rolled the butter into the layers of dough. I had a bit of trouble in the second rolling, as my rectangle was getting wider rather than longer, more of a square than

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TAD 8: Croissants, Step 1

Today I am beginning the croissant process, which should occupy my weekend. I’ve been meaning to try to make laminated dough for a while, and using Cannella Vita’s recipe seemed like the least intimidating way, since it stretches the dough making

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TAD 8: Croissants, Step 1

Today I am beginning the croissant process, which should occupy my weekend. I’ve been meaning to try to make laminated dough for a while, and using Cannella Vita’s recipe seemed like the least intimidating way, since it stretches the dough making

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Dinner made from Thing-A-Day recipes

Thanks all for your great recipes. I had some for dinner today. I made: –pedrohoho’s grilled onion soup –goldandelicious’s focaccia –leahmama’s Hoppin’ John (rice and black-eyed peas) I had planned on another one for dessert but got tired of all

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Dinner made from Thing-A-Day recipes

Thanks all for your great recipes. I had some for dinner today. I made: –pedrohoho’s grilled onion soup –goldandelicious’s focaccia –leahmama’s Hoppin’ John (rice and black-eyed peas) I had planned on another one for dessert but got tired of all

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TAD 7: Chocolate Ginger Biscotti

To prevent the pile up of baked goods in my house I decided to make something with a bit of a longer shelf life for day 7: chocolate and ginger biscotti. I keep trying chocolate biscotti recipes (I’m determined to

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TAD 7: Chocolate Ginger Biscotti

To prevent the pile up of baked goods in my house I decided to make something with a bit of a longer shelf life for day 7: chocolate and ginger biscotti. I keep trying chocolate biscotti recipes (I’m determined to

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Day # 6 Lemon Thyme Bruschetta

Okay, I know Isaid I wasn’t going to do another recipe, but family dinner out kinda got in the way of project plans today. So I am pulled out this quick and easy recipe. Lemon Thyme Bruschetta, it looks really

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Day # 6 Lemon Thyme Bruschetta

Okay, I know Isaid I wasn’t going to do another recipe, but family dinner out kinda got in the way of project plans today. So I am pulled out this quick and easy recipe. Lemon Thyme Bruschetta, it looks really

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TAD 5: Churros

Churros! These were originally supposed to be dessert to my flatmate’s dirty rice main dish, but since he failed to cook I just dined out on the fried dough instead. After a few hollow, doughy first attempts once I finally

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TAD 5: Churros

Churros! These were originally supposed to be dessert to my flatmate’s dirty rice main dish, but since he failed to cook I just dined out on the fried dough instead. After a few hollow, doughy first attempts once I finally

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Day # 4 Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Making this was really kinda gross, and they don’t really look the best either. And if I am being completely truthful they don’t taste magnificent. They’re good, don’t get me wrong, but definitely not worth the work. If you want

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Day # 4 Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Making this was really kinda gross, and they don’t really look the best either. And if I am being completely truthful they don’t taste magnificent. They’re good, don’t get me wrong, but definitely not worth the work. If you want

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TAD 4: Honey & apple marshmallows

Today’s TAD was a bit of an experiment, an adaptation of smitten kitchen’s marshmallow recipe. I substituted half of the sugar for honey, and the water for apple juice. It seemed to taste pretty good, but I’m always nervous about

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TAD 4: Honey & apple marshmallows

Today’s TAD was a bit of an experiment, an adaptation of smitten kitchen’s marshmallow recipe. I substituted half of the sugar for honey, and the water for apple juice. It seemed to taste pretty good, but I’m always nervous about

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Day Four: Oreo & Peanut Butter Cupcakes

                  I have absolutely no idea how these little calorie monsters taste, but I couldn’t resist making them. All the recipes I found used boxed cake mix which isn’t really the idea

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Day Four: Oreo & Peanut Butter Cupcakes

                  I have absolutely no idea how these little calorie monsters taste, but I couldn’t resist making them. All the recipes I found used boxed cake mix which isn’t really the idea

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TAD 3: Rosemary Cornmeal Crackers

After all that sugar I’ve been feeling like a good savoury snack, and I’m a sucker for rosemary so have had this cracker recipe up in my tabs for a couple of weeks. Finally got around to it this evening, substituting

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TAD 3: Rosemary Cornmeal Crackers

After all that sugar I’ve been feeling like a good savoury snack, and I’m a sucker for rosemary so have had this cracker recipe up in my tabs for a couple of weeks. Finally got around to it this evening, substituting

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Day #3 Game Day Treat

This is quick and easy lil smokie recipe that I found on Pinterest. Prep took a few minutes but they look as good as they taste. I thought they would make a great Super Bowl treat. Below is the recipe

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Day #3 Game Day Treat

This is quick and easy lil smokie recipe that I found on Pinterest. Prep took a few minutes but they look as good as they taste. I thought they would make a great Super Bowl treat. Below is the recipe

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TAD 2: Vanilla Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

A little bit of a rush job, the original plan was to do some pretty royal icing on these sugar cookies, but the lure of takeaway and bad TV won me over so instead I just sandwiched some easy chocolate

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TAD 2: Vanilla Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

A little bit of a rush job, the original plan was to do some pretty royal icing on these sugar cookies, but the lure of takeaway and bad TV won me over so instead I just sandwiched some easy chocolate

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TAD 1: Marshmallow Brownies

So I’m technically late with my first TAD post, not a good start, but since I’m still awake my head thinks it’s the 1st, and that’s about good enough. I’m starting off the month with something simple and sweet: marshmallow brownies.

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TAD 1: Marshmallow Brownies

So I’m technically late with my first TAD post, not a good start, but since I’m still awake my head thinks it’s the 1st, and that’s about good enough. I’m starting off the month with something simple and sweet: marshmallow brownies.

Thing-a-Day Day One: Cardomom Sour Cream Cake

Thing-a-Day has come around far too quickly and I have to confess to having done very little planning. This year I’ve started  with a cake that I’ve been meaning to make for ages, but have never quite made the effort.

Thing-a-Day Day One: Cardomom Sour Cream Cake

Thing-a-Day has come around far too quickly and I have to confess to having done very little planning. This year I’ve started  with a cake that I’ve been meaning to make for ages, but have never quite made the effort.

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Day 21 Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bars

Time is short again and to help the family I made chocolate chip breakfast bars. These are one of my favorites.  

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Day 21 Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bars

Time is short again and to help the family I made chocolate chip breakfast bars. These are one of my favorites.  

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21. Gluten-free za.

a quick make which turned out surprisingly great! I used home made meat sauce as well.

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21. Gluten-free za.

a quick make which turned out surprisingly great! I used home made meat sauce as well.

Day 18- Piecakein

Day 18- Piecakein

For Day 18, I made a blackberry pie baked inside of a lemon cake for my friend’s birthday. It tasted, AMAZING.

Be blessed.

Day 18- Piecakein

Day 18- Piecakein

For Day 18, I made a blackberry pie baked inside of a lemon cake for my friend’s birthday. It tasted, AMAZING.

Be blessed.

Behind day 10-14

Somehow I got behind in posting and crafting but here’s my catch up! Day 10- we made a mess of the cupcakes from a cupcake tasting Day 11 earrings I made a crafting session with a friend Day 12- started

Behind day 10-14

Somehow I got behind in posting and crafting but here’s my catch up! Day 10- we made a mess of the cupcakes from a cupcake tasting Day 11 earrings I made a crafting session with a friend Day 12- started