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Showing posts from September, 2018

Yellowware Bowl Sugar Cookies

It's no secret that I love yellowware mixing bowls and that I collect them whenever I find any in good condition.  They are used in my home throughout the year as decoration, for holding fruits and vegetables on the counter, and for blog posts whenever I have the chance to showcase them.  During the Fall season though, they are used a lot more than at other times because of their beautiful earth tones. Yellowware bowls in the form of cookies though?  Absolutely! I had been wanting to make sugar cookies in the shape of mixing bowls, and as much as I searched online for cookie sources and inspiration, I couldn't find any!  How is it that no one has iced and decorated mixing bowl sugar cookies? It doesn't help that there really aren't any cookie cutters on the market suitable for cutting out forms that resemble big mixing bowls from yesteryear (Help @coppergifts!!!). Suffice it to say that I had the perfect temporary solution.  Using a vintage Martha by Mail

'The Incredibles' Sugar Cookies

If your kids like the Pixar movies of The Incredibles, then you may want to have a set of 'Incredibles' logo sugar cookies for their next birthday party.  A neighbor of mine asked that I make a set of these cookies for his son's birthday several weeks ago, so that all of the kids in attendance could get one as a party favor. This set of cookies came together very quickly because the design was straightforward and there were only four colors to work with.   After cutting out dozens of oval-shaped sugar cookies, I took a smaller oval cookie cutter and traced a slanted oval and a slanted 'i', using a food coloring pen.  With yellow royal icing, I then outlined and flooded the letters, and then added a single dot of white royal icing to the center of the dotted 'i'.   Working quickly and while the icing was still wet, I then outline and flooded the slanted oval in black royal icing, and then outline and flooded the rest of the oval in a bright

Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce

Have you ever had the pleasure of eating eggs poached in tomato sauce?  It's such a delicious way to cook and serve eggs for a light breakfast, lunch or even a dinner.  Nothing could be easier than cracking a few eggs into a pot of simmering tomato sauce, and then having them poach to perfection. Since there are only a few ingredients to this dish, it's of the utmost importance to use good, cage-free, free-range eggs, and fresh garden tomatoes, if possible, or canned San Marzano tomatoes. Many gardens are still bursting with tomatoes, so if you're lucky enough to have a bumper crop I strongly encourage you to make a large pot of marinara sauce.  It's an easy thing to do, and it's such a great way to capture the essence of summer.  After harvesting several plump Brandywine tomatoes a couple of weeks ago (above), I wasted no time in making a most delicious marinara sauce.  The first order of business is to skin the tomatoes.  Fill a pot h