Wednesday, November 18, 2009

In the mood for something sweet?

We're always making something sweet in our house. :-)

Dan made these delicious cream horns for my dad's birthday this year.

He was super happy with his "birthday cake". :-)

Dan tried his hand at Pumpkin Chiffon Pie and it was yummy!


Cinnamon Rolls anyone?

They were the best!

Yummy Maple Glazed Apple Bacon Doughnuts

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Cupcakes for Parties

We should open up a cupcake business.

In August, we were asked to bake cupcakes for our friend's daughter's 1st Birthday Party. (We didn't do the toppers for this party)

Close-up of cupcakes. We made red velvet with cream cheese icing and vanilla with chocolate buttercream icing. They were a hit!

This was RiRi's special cupcake. :)


A few weeks ago my cousin, Lisa, had her baby shower and she asked us to bake some cupcakes too.

We made red velvet with cream cheese icing, pumpkin-spice with cinnamon cream cheese icing, and orange-vanilla with buttercream icing.


A close-up so you can see the toppers.
Thanks to my husband for the design work. I cut them out and glued them to the stick. :)

These are the orange-vanilla cupcakes (with candied oranges).

It was fun to do, but it's also a lot of work. I think we'll put a hold on our cupcake business. ;-)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Spending time with my nieces

This past week I had the pleasure of spending time with 2 of my nieces.


On Tuesday, I went on a field trip with my 4-year old niece and this weekend my 15-year old niece spent the weekend with us.


Sofia

She rode a horse.

We rode on a train.

She touched a cow and fed some cows.

She enjoyed a snow cone.

She picked out a pumpkin.


I'm so glad I was able to go on this field trip with her. We had a lot of fun!

Gabi

We had such a great time. We went out to eat, did some shopping, had snow cones, made pizza and played some board games & video games.


Dan taught her how to make pizza.


I think she did a great job!
She wanted canadian bacon and cheese.
She said it was better than some chain pizza joint. :-)

I'm so glad she still loves spending time with her Tia. :-)

I'm thankful for my family.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Garden Update: Japanese Sweet Potatoes

Remember when I blogged about this mess...the Sweet Potato Plant that took over our yard?
Well...

It produced!!!

We have Japanese Sweet Potatoes!

I love that we can see fruits, vegetables, and herbs grow in our backyard and we get to pick them ourselves.
It's so fascinating! :-)