Just wondering…

WHAT on

Earth
Earth (Photo credit: tonynetone)

…was I

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This is a "thought bubble". It is an illustration depicting thought. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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That is about HALF the amount of Easter cookies I have to decorate and package this weekend, and thus far I’m not even half way done with these!!  Just taking a little break to rest my hand and…

pulling hair out
pulling hair out (Photo credit: wstera2)

Mommy!!!

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A Sneak Peep

I LOVE Marshmallow Peeps!!  I love them fresh, I love them slightly stale. I love them dipped in chocolate!  Fluffy sugary goodness (and they’re fat free!)

I am not a Peeps purist; they are not just for Easter!  Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day – if the stores are selling, I’m buying!

Honestly, I think Peeps should have their own place on the food pyramid.

Some New Year’s Eve I would love to go to Bethlehem, PA to witness the Peep Drop.

You can do many things with Peeps besides eating them.  You can make an adorable Peeps Wreath for Easter, watch some Peep Jousting on You Tube or make Peeps Dioramas.

You can crochet Peeps, like my good friend at CrochetBitch.  She gave me this AWESOME Peeps Easter Basket!

Seriously, how friggin cute is this?!

There are even Peeps movies, like this hilarious version of Office Space…

You can also make Peeps cookies!  I’ve been messing around practicing cookies for Easter and I made some Peeps Bunny cookies.  I had to search the internet for quite a while to find the right shaped cookie cutter, but find it I did.  If you too are dying to make Peeps cookies, you can get the cutter here (they also have the traditional chick shape as well).

So here is my Easter Cookie preview!  More to come…  : )

Peeps Out!

When Irish eyes are smiling…There must be a cookie nearby!

It’s almost St. Patty’s Day!!!  Since it falls on a Saturday this year I figure most people will be too blasted all day to bother reading my blog, so I decided to share my St. Patrick’s Day cookies a wee bit in advance!  But first, a little music to set the mood from my favorite Irish band – Flogging Molly!

Okay.  So, I had grand plans for shamrock cookies and pots o’ gold and I’m happy to say everything turned out better than I had hoped!!  I even got some props and whatnot so I could take snazzier pictures than my standard fare of snapping shots of cookies just lying forlorn on my dining room table.

St. Patrick's Day Cookies

St. Patrick's Day Cookies

As you can see, I did not have a black icing disaster this time!  To read about when I did – click here!  I was a little worried at first, because when I mixed up the icing it looked more gray than black but I let it sit for a while and it darkened up nicely.  The pots came out perfect!!

Pot of Gold cookie

I ended up having to make a second batch the other night because people who saw the first set just couldn’t resist and had to have some for themselves.  This time around I had a NEW black icing disaster!  I made the icing the same exact way that I did the first batch, and then left the cookies to dry overnight.  To my absolute horror when I checked on them the next day I discovered that a number of them had become splotchy looking.  I freaked out.  Were they wet, moldy, infected with cookie pox?!?!

After a brief internet search I learned it was most likely due to humidity.  It had been pretty humid the night I iced the cookies even though it’s not even Spring yet!  (Strange weather these days, earthquakes, locusts, cookie pestilence…those Mayans might be on to something)  Anyway, there was nothing to do but work with it!!  So I wrote on the damn things.

I should have taken a picture of the splotches so you could see what I’m talking about, but I was in no mood for documentation.  Trust me though, under that writing lurks dark spots.  I think it was a nice cover.  No one has to know, except everyone reading this right now.  You won’t tell, right? ; )

I hope everyone has a fun St. Patrick’s Day!  Time to start plotting for Easter…