Archive for December, 2015

Marshmallows

Every winter I tell myself that I’m going to make homemade marshmallows.  This year after watching Ina Garten make them, I realized they are much easier than I thought and while waiting for my cookie dough to chill, I got started.  They have to sit and set up overnight but they are sure worth it.  The perfect topping for hot cocoa on a cold winter day (I promise it will get cold…

Cookies for Santa

Merry Christmas everyone! I’m in full swing Christmas mode.  Wrapping presents in front of a fire, trimming the tree and baking Christmas cookies.  This year all I wanted were Classic Butter Cookies.  I decided I could make a few different varieties with one basic cookie dough.  I know, I’m so Basic 🙂  So I decided on Almond Bombs, Chocolate dippers with sprinkles or almond sugar dust and jam sandwiches with big fat…

Chocolate Ganache Recipe

Here is a super easy Chocoloate Ganache Recipe for decorating cookies or dipping fruit.   Typically ganache is made with heavy cream and maybe some butter, but when making it for a garnish I like to use a lighter version that’s really easy (microwave not double boiler).  If you have leftover, when ganache is nearly solid (cold), it can be rolled to make truffles. My mom used to make them for Christmas…

How to Paint Tile

When we moved into our house, we knew there would be a few projects we could tackle right away, but there would also be some projects that would have to wait, like for a few years.  The kitchen is a project that is going to wait a few years.  But in the meantime, it needed a little mini makeover.  Like just a little make up to fix the blemish staring…