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Brandon’s Favorite Cookies

Brandon’s Favorite Cookies

Brandon’s favorite cookies are his grandma’s Molasses Cookies.  His grandma would make them each year and he loves them.  When we got married I tried to get the recipes of things he liked to add to my collection of recipes.  A few years ago, Brandon’s mom made me a cookbook for Christmas and gave me a few family recipes – his aunt’s peanut butter cookies, his aunt’s pie crust, his grandma’s...

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Our Version of The 2011 Disneyland Haunted Mansion Gingerbread House (Part 2 – The Reveal)

Our Version of The 2011 Disneyland Haunted Mansion Gingerbread House  (Part 2 – The Reveal)

If you missed my last post, this year I decided that our gingerbread house would be modeled after the Disneyland 2011 Haunted Mansion Gingerbread House.  You can check it out at the Disney Parks Blog. After a lot of hard work and finagling our gingerbread house is completed!  It was a bit nerve wracking after completing the house to see if the electronics and animatronics were going to work with the weight of the gingerbread, icing and...

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Our Version of The 2011 Disneyland Haunted Mansion Gingerbread House (Part One)

Our Version of The 2011 Disneyland Haunted Mansion Gingerbread House (Part One)

This year’s gingerbread house design was a no brainer for me.  I fell in love when I saw the Disneyland Haunted Mansion gingerbread house for this year as soon as I saw it on the Disney Parks Blog.  I thought it was awesome and this was what I wanted to build this year! I was so excited when I saw it that I asked Brandon to watch the video to see if he could help me make mine open and close like theirs and he said he could. The...

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Marshmallow Snowballs

Marshmallow Snowballs

Each Thanksgiving we seem to be surrounded by a theme.  This year’s theme turned out to be “The Search for Brandon’s Grandma’s “Puffball” Recipe”.  It was prompted by Brandon’s cousin posting on her Facebook page that she was looking for the recipe to surprise her dad.  Brandon replied I had a similar recipe and I would send it along to her. Grandma’s recipe has been elusive. ...

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A New Year’s Diet Resolution Buster

A New Year’s Diet Resolution Buster

January in Northeast Ohio is just the longest, roughest month of the year.  It’s just a depressing boring time of the year.    What would make it more exciting????  Making cookies. So I looked through my recipes and I looked around online to find something that would satisfy everyone’s cravings.  I found the recipe for these…… Mmmmm!  Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.  If you want the recipe just...

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This Year’s Gingerbread House…..

This Year’s Gingerbread House…..

With all the snow we have been getting, it sure does look like Christmas.  The house is decorated, gifts are bought, now it is time to start baking. So with our blizzard like weather last week I decided to make this year’s gingerbread house.  I looked around online and decided that I didn’t want to try to make something elaborate I wanted to make something simple.  Something that wouldn’t take two weeks to complete!  I...

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