Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter Birds' Nests

Here in Philadelphia, we've had a week straight of clear blue skies, sunshine, and mid-60s — the kind of weather that's good for your soul and wakes your spirit up after the cold of winter. And the fig tree is blooming on the roof deck...a sure sign of warmer days ahead!

For Easter, I was on dessert duty. I had planned to make carrot cake cupcakes (recipe forthcoming), but I also wanted a little something else to add to my spread. I found a cute idea on Pinterest (I really heart Pinterest, by the way!) for these chocolate peanut butter birds'  nests. They are no-bake, quick, and super easy (they are also a great, edible craft to make with kids). And most importantly, they taste good!

Happy Easter and Passover to everyone! 

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Shortbread Announcements

There are times in life when you have big news, but you just don't know exactly how to present it. At some point, I decided that the natural choice for our recent news was via cookie — shortbread to be exact.

And the news? My husband and I are expecting a baby girl August 1st! She'll be our first child, and we have the usual mix of emotions — mostly joy, excitement, and fascination. And maybe a dash of oh-my-god-but-will-she-come-with-instructions??-iness. Just a pinch. :)

I was finally able to try out a great birthday gift that I got last year — cookie cutters from Williams-Sonoma that give you the option to stamp messages into the dough (thanks Eve and George!). The cookie cutter was just large enough to fit the headline of our news story. How convenient!
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