Sunday, November 27, 2005
While doing the cookie supply shopping yesterday morning, I spotted a new product in the refrigerator section from Pilsbury - Smores Cookies. I decided to pick up a pack and try them out... not too shabby! I suppose one could make these on their own by using a chocolate chip cookie recipe and then adding tiny pieces of graham cracker and marshmallow to the dough.
Posted by Craft & Bake at 11/27/2005 12:23:00 PM
I headed out to the grcoery store yesterday morning to restock my pantry with the necessary cookie making supplies I'll need for the season and opted for making a couple of test run batches of sugar cookies. The house smelled delightful with aromas of baked sugar and hints of vanilla wafting through the air.
Posted by Craft & Bake at 11/27/2005 11:54:00 AM
Saturday, November 26, 2005
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Monday, November 21, 2005
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
In honor of my 100th post, I wanted to blog about something fun - so I present to you the St. Andrew's Face Morpher.Here's a collage of a couple of mine... the first image is my normal picture, the second is me morphed to look like a baby and the third is me half monkey/half human. Have fun!
Posted by Craft & Bake at 11/16/2005 01:37:00 PM
This is something I've been intrigued with for ages and wish I knew how I could do it at home - photos printed onto large scale canvas pieces. Anyone out there have any experience at doing this? CanvasonDemand.comdoes it and their prices seem to be comparable to others, but I still don't have extra money laying around to be able to order one. Being the crafty person that I am, I think I'd rather do it myself here at home too.
Posted by Craft & Bake at 11/16/2005 07:41:00 AM
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Coming in January, Real Simple Magazine will launch their own tv show on PBS called Real Simple Television. It'll be a 30 minute weekly show and the first episode airs January 7th, 2006. You can check out a preview clip on the Real Simple website.
Posted by Craft & Bake at 11/15/2005 08:38:00 PM
Monday, November 14, 2005
Thursday, November 10, 2005
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
I stopped by Target yesterday and in their dollar bins were boxed shot glasses made out of candy and yup, you guessed it... they are only $1! They also have other flavors available. Online sources are also selling them... for a much higher price!
*** Update 11/16/05: When I nabbed mine last week there were only about two dozen or so of them in the dollar bin at the time. The guy was opening boxes of all the new $ bin goodies, so perhaps they will be making their grand appearance at other Tarjay stores in the coming days. I only bought this one in the picture (yes, that is the very box you should be looking for) and it's a joke gift for my Dad since he collects shot glasses.
P.S. Thanks to all the new readers that have been stopping by! Be sure to 'flag yourself' on the craftandbake map! http://www.craftandbake.blogspot.com/
Posted by Craft & Bake at 11/09/2005 11:28:00 PM
Here's a cool looking feature I just heard about over at the FamilyCorner website called Frappr! It allows people to flag where they are in the world on one map within the Craftandbake readership. Since my blog is still fairly new, I suppose there won't be many flags added to the map just yet (if any), but I thought I would post it anyway. This would be especially cool for online forum sites where there is a huge readership.
When you stop by, feel free to 'flag yourself.' :)
Posted by Craft & Bake at 11/09/2005 11:18:00 AM
Monday, November 07, 2005
A few days ago I caught a new show called From Junky to Funky on the DIY Network. The particular episode I saw was Penelope Walker. The 'crew' seems pretty inventive with their use of found objects and the show seems to have a little bit of a crafty flair too!
Posted by Craft & Bake at 11/07/2005 01:07:00 PM
Friday, November 04, 2005
Made famous by the Thanksgiving NFL game each year, the Turducken will promintly be displayed on many a TV across America in a couple of weeks. If you've ever thought, 'hey, I should try to make that!', then this post is for you. A few links to check out are:
* this one
* Chef Paul Prudhomme (the credited inventor of the famed Turducken)
* GBSFood also offers a photo tutorial.
I think this is one Thanksgiving 'tradition' I'll pass on. I'll stick to making Turkey shaped cupcakes instead.
Posted by Craft & Bake at 11/04/2005 04:43:00 PM
Thursday, November 03, 2005
Wednesday, November 02, 2005
Tuesday, November 01, 2005
Following in Cooking with Amy's footsteps, who followed in David Lebovitz's footsteps - I've decided to step into the Kitchen Confessional too.
* I have a bread machine I've used once in the 6+ years I've owned it.
* I bought a George Foreman grill and although I used in religously when I first purchased it, it's been years since the last time it was put to good use.
* I avoid recipes that call for using egg whites for no other reason than because it seems like too much of a hassle to separate the egg yolk from the egg white.
* I find mayonaise disgusting and have never bought it before.
* I have never drank coffee in my life.
* I don't like fruit and haven't eaten it since I was about 4 years old.
* I have never baked a pie.
* I do not like cookbooks that do not show photos of at least half of the recipes in said book.
* Despite the logic behind it, I still consider tomatoes a vegetable, not a fruit.
* I enjoy decorating cupcakes, cookies and cakes, but I do not like to bake them.
* I once bought a package of phyllo dough that sat in my freezer for well over a year... errr... two years.... uhhmmmm.... okay three years that I never used.
* I have yet to bake anything with phyllo dough.
* When I bake or cook something from a recipe, I never follow the instructions... not even the first time I make it.
* I have never eaten sushi.
Whew! Who's next?
Posted by Craft & Bake at 11/01/2005 08:28:00 PM