Turkey Cookies

Note–I am purposely RE-posting today’s blog post. Forgive the previous submission. Moral of the story: Never attempt to write intelligently at 2 am. Sheesh

Don’t you just LOVE my sweet–and I mean SWEET–little Tom Turkey? Don’t you just want to gobble him up? Ha! Gobble.  Get it? That’s a good one.

These little guys would make a great neighbor treat or think how great they’d look on the Thanksgiving table.

Turkey Cookies

Ingredients

Fudge Mallows cookies

Iced Oatmeal cookies

Chocolate frosting

Swedish fish, candy corn and anything else you’d like to use.

You likely don’t need tons of instructions now–but just in case…

Cut the marshmallow cookies in half.

Glue it–with chocolate frosting–marshmallow side down, onto the oatmeal cookie.

Pipe a frosting “turkey body” straight up onto the marshmallow cookie.

Cut the Swedish fish up for feet, wings, beaks, eyes or whatever strikes you.

Give your little “Turkey-Lurkey” a face, beak, feet and a waddle from the decorettes and cut up Swedish Fish.

“Glue” tail feathers onto the back of the same cookies.

The little papooses will love this part…

and be quite proud of…

their little gobblers…

in the end. And rightly so.

Gallery of Turkey Creations

Sweet little turkeys nearly too cute to gobble.

I said, nearly.

Turkey Cookies
Ingredients
  • Fudge Mallows cookies
  • Iced Oatmeal cookies
  • Chocolate frosting
  • Swedish fish, candy corn and anything else you’d like to use.
Instructions
  1. Cut the marshmallow cookies in half.Glue it–with chocolate frosting–marshmallow side down, onto the oatmeal cookie.
  2. Pipe a frosting “turkey body” straight up onto the marshmallow cookie.
  3. Cut the Swedish fish up for feet, wings, beaks, eyes or whatever strikes you.
  4. Give your little “Turkey-Lurkey” a face, beak, feet and a waddle from the decorettes and cut up Swedish Fish.
  5. “Glue” tail feathers onto the back of the same cookies.

Big Kid Spooks

Back when the “big kids” were really little kids and not actually big kids, and didn’t have any little kids of their own–are you still with me?–dressing up for Halloween was a month long deal. These guys would tear through the costume box and try everything on and mix and match to their hearts content before finally, FINALLY deciding what to “be” for Halloween. Many times the big decision would end up being made about 3 minutes before scurrying out the door with everybody else to trick or treat.

Look who we have here–Sweet Lyndi the naughty witch, Yellow embarrassed clown Jillian, Purple grinning clown April, friend sixties girl Alyna, and bitty baby bear Daney boy.

Silly little “bald kid” was just a baby, not a big enough kid, and too busy being a baby, and being bald, to dress up. ha ha.

Prairie Grass Quilts

Here’s some amazing news from my daughter, April that I’d love to share with you~


Family and Friends–
I am so SO excited to announce the Grand Opening of my pattern shop, and the release of my debut quilting patterns! I feel like I have been telling people “soon” for so long, that I can hardly believe soon is NOW! 🙂 But it’s true, the day is here, the website is up, and the patterns are all written and ready to go. Click HERE to go to the website. The pre-sale is going on now, patterns will begin to ship out on October 15th, and any purchase of 3 or more patterns receives a free gift.
I know some of you aren’t quilters, (and never want to be, ha ha) but if you will tell every person you know that might be interested in some new, beautiful (if I do say so myself) patterns–I’ll give you quilting lessons…or chocolate…whichever. 🙂 There are links on my website for my Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr pages, so if you’re into any of those sites and want to share with your contacts there, that would be fabulous.
Thank you so much for all your love, encouragement, and support. I couldn’t have done ANY of this without you. You guys are the best.

Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU!

Mwa!

April

Perfect Whole Wheat Bread

My pretty little daughter is becoming quite a bread maker.  We’re sharing her luscious recipe with you today from her blog 21st Century Charm School. Grab it quick–before she changes her mind…

about sharing, I mean.

Sometimes I just need some good old homemade whole wheat bread.

It soothes a myriad of ailments, and makes my house smell good to boot.

I’ve been working on perfecting mine, as I’ve never been especially good at yeast baking. I think I may have finally gotten to where it at least rises every time. For a while there, I had these solid little lumps of doughy whole wheat. Kind of like a brick. One of those hasn’t shown up in my kitchen for a while now, though, so I think I may be out of the woods on that particular phase.

The next phase of my breadmaking career was the part where I kept making loaves that were too dry. They tasted great, and held together just swimmingly right out of the oven. Then, a few hours later, they were a crumbly mess. Too much flour, I was told.

Then, about a month ago, a lovely woman taught a class at a church activity about bread making. I had the same wheat grinder as her, and the same mixer, so I figured I couldn’t blame the bread problems on my equipment, at least. So I went. She gave me the perfect recipe, and I haven’t had a bread problem since.

So, my lovelies, if you’re a little less than savvy in the bread making department, maybe you should give this little beauty a try. It makes your house small absolutely amazing, and it tastes great too.

Download the recipe here.

Homemade whole wheat bread. Yum.

The “Daddy Girl”

I came out of the laundry room one day long ago, to find my, then, 2-1/2 year old dressed in her dad’s shirt. She pretended for a good hour that she was the “daddy girl.” She got a bowl and acted like she was eating cereal at the table. Then she sat on the floor and read the paper. The best part was when she climbed up to the desk to “do daddy work.” That consisted of writing dozens of numbers on a tiny pieces of paper and putting them in envelopes. She said she was “writing money.”  What a great profession.

At last, she informed me that she had to drive to McDonald’s, so, she got up in the big chair and rocked back and forth and back and forth until she came pretty close to warp speed.  So many hysterical parallels–to our real life and she picked up on them so young. No secrets from this kid.

Personally, I was impressed that she got the shirt buttons right!

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Happy Birthday Lorie!