Baking, Food

Cookie Swap: Jam Thumbprint Cookies

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.

Featured, Life, Other Musings

And We’re Back!

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.

Home, Life

Home Sweet Home: Coffee Nook

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.

Baking, Food

Cookie Swap: Sugar Cookies

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.