Independence Day Patriotic Balloons

July 4, 2013

What is a July 4th celebration without balloons?  Red, white and blue sugar cookie balloons to be exact.  A little decorated treat that will fit in very nicely with all the patriotic bunting, tablecloths, banners, flags and anything else that will be proudly displayed on this most auspicious of holidays being celebrated today by all […]

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Ten Reasons Why I Love Canada ~ My Home and Native Land

July 1, 2013

I was born in Greenwood Nova Scotia.  I have lived in this country for 53 of my soon to be 58 years.  From 9 months of age to 5 years of age, I lived in France because my Dad was stationed there when he was in the military. As an adult, I have also traveled […]

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University Cookies for Those Leaving and Entering

June 25, 2013

Hello?  Is anyone still out there?  If you are reading this post then I hope you can feel the virtual hug I’m giving you.  I’m so happy that you didn’t give up on me all together these past several days while my site was being obstinate and very slow in responding to visitors.  I realize […]

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Elephant Cookies for Baby Shower

June 10, 2013

Days have been busy around here but we are being productive.  This Friday it will be a year since I created my one and only video tutorial and I’m excited to be finally preparing another one for you.  My edible icing printer will be the star of this one as I show you how I […]

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A Little Taste of Summer In a Cool Spring

June 6, 2013

UPDATE:  THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.  THANK YOU ALL FOR VISITING AND ENTERING.  THE LUCKY WINNER OF BRIDGET’S DECORATING COOKIES BOOK AND THE COOKIE CUTTERS IS KAREN S. It wasn’t long after I saw this recipe on David’s site that I found myself in need of a little sunshine.  The first long weekend of Spring, […]

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Catching Up A Little

May 29, 2013

Though I haven’t been posting much lately I am still baking.  The trouble is that I’m having trouble finding time to sit down long enough to put a few paragraphs and pictures together that could pass for a blog post.  Life around here the past several weeks seems to have engulfed me.  We have had […]

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121 Random Acts of Kindness – In Memory of Randy

May 1, 2013

It was a simple yet lovely request put out by Anita of Sweet Hope Cookies just over a week ago and on the anniversary of her brother’s death.  Today would have been her brother Randy’s 65th birthday and to honour his memory, she asked her readers to commit to performing one random act of kindness […]

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Bill’s Birthday Cookies

April 25, 2013

Ron and I are normally what I consider to be light packers whenever we travel.  One suitcase each and if we are flying, we will also have one carry-one each.  When we spent a month in Florida this past February I made an exception and insisted that if I was going to be out of […]

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The Man Behind the Smile

April 18, 2013

It really doesn’t matter which one you are marking, all birthdays are special and certainly a cause for celebration.  This past weekend, on Sunday to be exact, family members got together to celebrate my son-in-law Jeff’s birthday.  This post is not as much about the cake I made for Jeff, nor the reaction that it […]

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The Icing on The Cake

April 8, 2013

As much as I enjoy blogging, it can be intimidating.  You finish baking and decorating, take the pictures, write the post and once the *Publish* button is clicked your stomach does a little turn while you hope that your readers will like what you’ve done.  When someone takes the time to comment and let you […]

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