Hi, I hope that everyone who celebrated Thanksgiving this past week had a wonderful holiday! I had a fun holiday spending time with family and cooking up a storm in the Atlanta area. My husband was in charge of making macaroni and cheese, potato salad, and stuffing and I was responsible for red velvet cupcakes, sweet potato dinner rolls, and sweet potato cinnamon breakfast rolls (for the morning after Thanksgiving). We also helped my father-in-law brine a turkey. The turkey ended up being the one of the best turkeys that I have ever had, which is saying a lot because I generally dislike turkey and fill up on sides on Thanksgiving.
Although I have been posting Christmas ornaments and crafts for a couple of weeks now, now that Thanksgiving is over I am in full Christmas craft mode! Today I am excited to be visiting Allison at A Glimpse Inside Blog.
I hope that you’ll stop by Allison’s blog to see how I transformed silver colored plastic utensils from Thanksgiving dinner into snowflake Christmas tree ornaments.
Come back later this week to see what else I have been working on.
Hello there. I know it has been very quiet around here the last couple of months, but I have been working on a variety of holiday crafts that I am excited to share with you.
Wishing all of those celebrating today a very merry Christmas!
There is still time to make cookies before Christmas! I am thrilled to have my friend Nichelle back for a second guest post today. This is the second of two flour free recipes that she is sharing. If you missed her peppermint and chocolate meringues yesterday, you can check them out here.
As a host, I feel it is important for a guest to have options. Even if that guest has a gluten allergy and is coming to a cookie party. So, after making minty meringues, I decided to go with an old faithful: crispy rice treats (with a little twist). What’s the twist you ask? Two words: Brown Butter.
How’s that you ask? Here’s how.
I am so excited to introduce you to my friend Nichelle. I am always drooling over her photos of baked goods so I was thrilled when she agreed to write two guest posts for Scissors and Spoons. She is sharing two cookie recipes that are flour free! Keep reading to see what delicious cookies she made. This is the first of Nichelle’s two guests posts so check back tomorrow for a second recipe.
Well, actually, this is the high time of year for cookies, isn’t it? One of my (full disclosure: I am not Marie, but I hope that will not stop you from reading) favorite memories from childhood during the holidays is the platters of cookies my grandmother and her friends would arrange and swap – pinwheels, icebox cookies, chocolate chip, bourbon balls, fudge – you name it, they baked it. Now that I’m all grown up, the hubby and I have started our own annual cookie and cider holiday gathering. After paging through back issues of magazines, browsing the internet and settling on a suitable cookie list, I discovered one of my guests had a gluten allergy. Gluten allergies and cookie parties do not go together, do they? What cookie could I make that did not contain flour?
Discovering my guest’s allergy sent me back to the magazines and cookbooks in my arsenal, and I came up with an answer (actually, two): peppermint and chocolate meringues and crispy rice treats. I started with the meringues, which I would love to tell you about.
My parents feed the quail and I always enjoy seeing the quail running around the neighborhood. I made these quail ornaments for my dad. The ornaments are made out of salt dough (just like the DIY Hummingbird Ornaments and DIY Snowflake Ornaments I posted earlier).