Sunday, November 27, 2005

Smores Cookies

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.

Cookie Baking Season

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.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Jones Soda Launches Candy Line

Not only can you get a turkey and gravy flavored drink, you can now get Jones Soda Carbonated Candy.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Black Friday ads

For those that like to trek out the day after Thanksgiving to shop, here is a website that has many of the ad apecials already posted.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Champagne Glass Shot Glasses

Spotted at Target, Champagne Glass Shaped Candy Shot Glasses for $1. They come in both grape and cherry flavors. Sorry for the crummy photo...

Monday, November 21, 2005

Oprah's Favorite Things

According to Peter Davidson's blog, Oprah's Favorite Things episode consists of a wide range of goods this year - from A Blackberry to oatmeal cookies.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Morph Yourself

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!

Turkey Cupcakes #2

PartyWorks has directions on how to make this friendly looking turkey cupcake.

Photos On Canvas

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.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Deliver - The USPS Magazine

The USPS, as in the United States Postal Service, recently launched it's own marketing magazine called Deliver. Not sure what to make of that...

Real Simple Television

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.

Flowers in a Can

One of those, 'ah, wish I would of invented that to make lots of money,' - the Flowers in a Can

Pinball Coffee Table

For those of you that just so happen to have a pinball machine hanging around, here's an ingenious idea for it - a Pinball Coffee Table via Uncommon Goods.

Spam Cupcakes

Yes, you read that right - SPAM Cupcakes via the Hormel website.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Countdown to Christmas

Just 41 more days to go...

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Cupcakes on TV

On SoapTalk yesterday, Clare Crespo was on showcasing some of her creative cupcakes from her newest cupcake book 'Hey There, Cupcake!', including the Cola Cupcakes pictured at right.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Peppermint Candy Cane Shotglasses

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!

Frappr! - The CraftandBake Map

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.' :)

Monday, November 07, 2005

From Junky to Funky

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!

Friday, November 04, 2005

The Turducken

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.

Target Addict?

Via SheFinds, a blog dedicated to Target shopping is Slave To Target.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Olive, The Other Reindeer

For me, the Christmas cartoon that ranks up there with A Charlie Brown Christmascartoon is Olive, The Other Reindeer. I'm so thrilled to see it available on DVD!

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Turkey Cupcakes

Via FamilyFun: Turkey Cupcakes in time for Thanksgiving planning.

*** Update: I've added another turkey cupcake within the November 16th, 2005 entry.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

I confess...

Following in Cooking with Amy's footsteps, who followed in David Lebovitz's footsteps - I've decided to step into the Kitchen Confessional too.

Here goes:
* 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?