The annual NEO Christmas Cookie swap is back! Lamia and I are so excited because it’s an excuse to bake. And the boy is happy because he willingly plays the part of the taste-tester. I’m starting this year’s swamp with a cookie my mother has been making for a long as I can remember.
Like any good breakfast recipe post, I’ll start with the classic “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” speech.
I don’t know about you but when I hear that phrase, I know the product must be good! At the very least, it has garnered some noticeable attention.
It’s been a minute since you guys have heard from me, sorry about that. Life happened in a very big way. Lots of changes, some of which you’ll see here on the blog. Others I will keep a bit closer to the vest, but I’m sure you will figure it out…moving on.
One of the most exciting changes is an addition to the NEO family.
January is the month of birthdays for me. The hubs birthday is next week (as well as four other people I know) but we are delaying celebrating until the end of the month when we fly south for the winter.
Don’t laugh, but I have always wanted a designated coffee station. Silly…maybe. Basic…extremely. But we have one, it’s functional, and I love it. Eventually we’d like to turn this nook into something more permanent with cabinets, a countertop, wine fridge, etc. It’ll be our booze and coffee corner.
2016 was a big year for Not Entirely Ordinary. It was the first full year since the relaunch and it has been an eye-opening year for sure.
–We bought a house! If there’s one thing that gives you a violent shove into adulthood, it’s definitely buying a house.
Last year I worked up a batch of Gingerbread cookies to test my patience, and my ability to work royal icing. Truth, I failed on attempts 1-5. A week after I made those cookies I tried to give it one more try with the royal icing and I finally got it. The cookies in the photo were so many kinds of stale, but they looked great, and tasted great when they were fresh.