Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Easter Roll-Out Cookies

I felt like trying a new cut-out cookie recipe for Easter so I took this one off of my box of 101 cookie cutters.

Basic recipe

Tools of the trade

Finished product

The dough was really easy to work with and rolled out very smoothly. The taste of the cookies was different from the usual recipe I use but not better or worse. Actually, it was hard to compare since the last time I made the others was at Christmas. If I use this recipe again I would add more vanilla. The other recipe calls for a tablespoon per batch. That really ramps up the deliciousness.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Free Stuff Tomorrow!

This tax day I will try to bleed for a good cause at the mostly annual Bloodsuckers Buffet Blood Drive. My appointment is late in the day, so I won't get the usual bounty I might have gotten if I scheduled a lunchtime session. Still, I hope to get some complimentary food, a goodie bag and maybe a raffle prize.

You can schedule your own appointment here. If you can't make it out to Windows on the River tomorrow, you may still be able to take advantage of other freebies offered around the country.

Lifehacker, one of my favorite websites, pointed me to the Dealnews website, which lists lots of free stuff on and around April 15. Sandwiches! Popcorn! Sweets! Curly Fries! Get out there and grab a freebie or two!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Cake And Cake

The last two cakes I made were not new recipes, but I'm posting pictures because they were decorated with the help of my littlest nephew. 

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
decorated with green sanding sugar and shamrock sprinkles for St. Patrick's Day

Yellow Layer Cake with White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
decorated with red and blue sanding sugar, fresh raspberries and white chocolate chips