Friday, December 19, 2014

Burnt Cookies for Christmas

There once was a little redheaded boy
who live a few doors away from his Grandma's home.


Making Burnt Cookies

The wonderful thing about Grandma's home
was the location over top of Grandma's bakery.
Yes, Grandma had a bakery
and little redheaded boy grew up
enjoying the day-old, burnt, or otherwise rejected baked goods.


Mix together:1 Cup Butter, 1 Egg, 1/2 Cup Sugar 

When little redheaded boy married,
his wife burnt some cookies
and like any good wife
she disposed of the burnt cookies.


Add 1 Teaspoon Vanilla & 1 1/2 Cups Flour. Food color optional. 
Mix until well combined. Press through cookie press.

When little redheaded boy saw the burnt cookies in the trash,
he was distraught.
All those delicious cookies gone to waste.
Whatever was wife thinking?


Bake at 400 degrees fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes (for non-burned cookies).
The hardest part is watching them burn. 

And thus wife learned that burnt cookies
are delicious to little redheaded boys
who grew up eating burnt baked goods
from Grandma's bakery.


Little Redheaded Boy will be very happy when he comes home today. 

Wife now burns cookies
just for Little Redheaded Boy
because she loves him.

Here is Little Redheaded Boy 
helping at Grandma's bakery.






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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Our Peacock Themed Christmas

It's been a lot of work,
but we finally have the house decorated for Christmas.


The Tree: blue, teal, purple and peacocks! 

I decided to up our game this year and go all out.


The Banister 

Being a lover of cooler colors,
I opted for a peacock theme this year.
Such pretty colors they are.
Don't you agree?


Candles

I couldn't help myself,
I set the table already.
I just had to see how it would turn out.


Peacock Plates  

My husband thinks 
I've gone a bit overboard.  
Who? Me?  

The Mantle 

But it has been so much fun.  

Ready for Christmas Dinner 

Don't you just love it?
It is so  festive.
I think I will tweak it to make it work for Easter too.  

Details Over the Table 

Can you believe this? 
Well, if not it is because I am pulling your leg. 
This is not my lovely home - 
but a room in Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA

But a girl can dream....

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas in The City: Philadelphia

Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks.

Dressed in holiday style

In the air

There's a feeling

of Christmas

RiverRink, Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, PA

Children laughing

People passing

Meeting smile after smile

and on every street corner you'll hear



Sharing is Caring, City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

Silver bells, silver bells

It's Christmas time in the city

Ring-a-ling, hear them sing

Soon it will be Christmas day



City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

Strings of street lights

Even stop lights

Blink a bright red and green

As the shoppers rush

home with their treasures


Christmas Village at Love Park, Philadelphia, PA

Hear the snow crunch

See the kids bunch

This is Santa's big scene

And above all this bustle

You'll hear



Macy's, Philadelphia, PA

Silver bells, silver bells

It's Christmas time in the city

Ring-a-ling, hear them sing

Soon it will be Christmas day 


Comcast Center, Philadelphia, PA






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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Candy Canes


I've been busy buying, shopping, wrapping ...
and I am happy to say, I am finished. 


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