I gave Anthony a very late Valentine’s Day present this morning – Tetris Cookies. What they lack in timing, they make up for in awesomeness.
To make the cookie shapes, I printed out the tetris shapes on paper, cut them out, then set them on top of the rolled out cookie dough and used the paper shapes as a guide to cut out cookies. It was a little bit more involved than using cookie cutters, but not too bad.
For frosting, I piped the black outlines on the cookies first, then flooded the insides using a thinned-out royal icing. Next time I make them, I will probably coat the whole cookie with a color first, then pipe the black on top.
Anthony had fun setting them up on the table this morning, playing a game of cookie Tetris. He usually only gets to eat my rejects from cookies that I make for other people, so he was super excited to have a batch all to himself.
I am currently in day 1 million of a cold that won’t quit. It seems like I have been sick since Thanksgiving, so I’ve been trying to do healthy things like taking vitamins and eating fruit to try to get myself back to normal.
I bought some blood oranges at the grocery store last week, mostly since I never tried them before and I’m working on trying new things. They ended up being pretty tasty, and I really like the color on the inside. Today I juiced this one, and it was delicious.
Happy Friday everyone! I had a really great birthday on Wednesday, and I got some hot pink jeans that may or may not be appropriate apparel for a 32-year-old woman. But I don’t care and I will be wearing them anyway. Our house has somehow become a disaster area, so I’ll be spending the weekend trying to organize and clean a bit. Fun!
Here are some of my favorite things from the internet this week:
– DIY Confetti Tablecloth from Oh Happy Day
– DIY Dip Dye Curtains from Michael Penney Style
– Downton Abbey Paper Dolls!!!!
– I love this wedding from 100 Layer Cake
– DIY Nail & String Letters from jk jk
I made these cookies over the weekend and I am in love with them.There are a few different things going on.
For the small hearts, I used a small fondant cutter to make the cookies, then decorated them with light pink disco dust, hot pink sanding sugar and metallic silver spray.
For the medium hearts, I went freestyle with the love script, stripes, curves and silver dragees.
And for the large hearts (my favorite), I followed this tutorial, and they are much easier than they look.
I loved the way they came out so much, I almost packed them up and put them in a box to save forever. But the most fun part of making cookies (for me at least) is sharing them with other people, so I gave them all away before Anthony could finish them.
I hope that you are having a wonderful Valentine’s day! I am celebrating by finishing up some invitations for a wedding, shipping some glitter letters for another wedding, and making lasagna in cupcake tins. Tomorrow is my 32nd birthday, so if I get all of my work done in time I am going to take the day off and relax, do my nails, eat some junk food and watch some scary movies on Netflix.
My oven has been on for 2 days straight, as I am baking for a few parties and getting Valentine’s Day treats ready. I used disco dust (edible glitter) for the first time this morning, and I can get enough of it. I was to cover everything I eat with pink glitter.
The internet is full of super-creative ideas for things to make your sweethearts next week:
– Crazy creative homemade candy necklaces from Bakingdom via Not Martha
– Valentine’s Day Heart Punch Napkins from Make, Grow, Gather
– Pretty Lace Heart Cookies from Sugarbelle (I am making these today)
– Ruffle Fondant Cupcakes from Jessicakes
– Cherry Vanilla Layer Cake from Sprinkle Bakes
I love goat cheese. A lot of people don’t (at least people in my family). This makes the following recipe fairly controversial, but I promise that the cheese turns into a delicious, creamy, mild, amazing sauce when it melts into the pasta. If you have any hesitations about trying goat cheese, this recipe is a good way to give it a try.
– 1 box curly pasta such as rotini or campanelle
– 1 bunch asparagus
– 1 small package goat cheese
– Zest and juice of 1 lemon
– 2-3 sprigs tarragon, chopped
– 1/4 cup olive oil
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Trim asparagus into bite-sized pieces and spread in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Coat with olive oil and sprinkle with a little coarse salt. Roast for 10 minutes.
2. In the meantime, prepare pasta according to package directions.
3. Crumble goat cheese into a bowl, add olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, and tarragon.
4. Add cooked pasta and asparagus to cheese mixture and stir until cheese is melted and pasta is coated. Serve immediately.