|Yes, that is a Darth Vader gingerbread man.|
Firstly, I've been baking a lot of cookies - for gifts, for birthday parties, and just because. Some of the recipes went over better than others, but mostly they have been well liked! I've also been having fun with some of my new cookie cutters that I got on Think Geek. I used a really awesome gingerbread recipe and a surprisingly awesome sugar cookie recipe for most of these.
|I used so much almond flour!|
|Only the chosen one can pull the |
(Side note: chopsticks are super helpful when making uncooperative cut-out cookies.)
|Prepping the gingerbread cookies with some of my new cookie cutters!|
|The came out so cute! The little Darth Vader is my favorite.|
|The Sonic Screwdriver worked much better on the firmer |
gingerbread dough than it did on the softer sugar cookie dough.
|Some of the other cookie cutters in action on the sugar cookie dough.|
|More Star Wars characters. And... a Dalek?|
|I really liked the Dr. Who cookie cutters - they worked very well, |
except my first round of Sonic Screwdrivers totally burned.
|So good stuffing! I love it!|
|Seriously, it is deliciousness.|
|My own invention - cauliflower pesto! Invented using several other recipes |
as jumping off points, it is a great topping for meatzza, or for dipping mushrooms.
My friends can't believe it is "healthy" but it totally is.
|Another invention - clam chowder! Ah, I hear you say, what is so special about clam chowder?|
Well, mine is dairy-free, soy-free, and coconut-free, AND it is delicious.
Thirdly, I've being testing out a lot of recipes from one of my new cookbooks, Real Life Paleo by Stacey Toth and Matthew McCarry.
|Soufflé! But made from eggs, bananas, and cocoa powder.|
Definitely a hit with the family members.
|Chocolate chip cookie dough dipping mush.|
Very tasty, especially on apple slices.
|Chocolate chip cookies, which are, obviously, yummy.|
|It's a piece of cake to bake a pretty cake...|
|Layer one: topped with vanilla frosting (also from the book)|
and lots of berries.
|Layer 2: More frosting, more fruit.|
|A holiday fruit cake that everyone loved to eat!|
So, no sewing. But having a bit of holiday fun nonetheless!