Sunday, March 28, 2010

Bird's Nest Cookies

Bird's Nest Cookies

When I was a little girl, I bought my very first cookbook at a book fair. I remember how excited I was when I got home from school.  I couldn't wait to try out one of the recipes and proudly declare to my parents that I can cook.  The funny thing was most of the recipes in the cookbook didn't require any actual cooking or baking.  After all, it was a kids' cookbook. Nevertheless, I was still excited to try out a recipe. As I was thumbing through the pages, I saw a picture of these adorable little bird's nest cookies and was completely enamored by them. Who knew several years later I would be inspired to make these cookies again.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Crazy Delicious Egg-Free Cookies

Crazy Delicious Egg-Free Cookies

When I read David Lebovitz' post about Amnesty Cookies, it made me wanna dig into my pantry and see what kind of goodies I could find. I just HAD to make an egg-free version for my little cookie monster.

David actually got inspired to make his cookie from reading Adam Roberts' post about "Compost Cookies." The recipe originally came from pastry chef Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milkbar.  Basically, this cookie has everything from chocolate chips and butterscotch morsels to pretzels and potato chips.  Now, that sounds like a cookie worth sinking your teeth into. Oooooh...I can't wait! I can't wait!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Tutorial: Dinosaur Birthday Cake and Cupcakes

the dinosaur

When I asked my son what kind of cake he wanted for his birthday this year, he immediately jumped up and down and said, "A dinosaur cake, Mommy! A dinosaur cake!" He even had a particular dinosaur cake in mind.  He went straight to my bookshelf, pulled out one of my cake decorating books and showed me a picture of a silly blue dinosaur with yellow spots. Whew! For a second there I thought he was gonna show me a T-Rex. Okay, I think I can do this. This is gonna be fun.

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