I've been baking up a storm for the last three days getting ready for the bake sale at the Fall Festival at church. I made these cut-out cookies, milk chocolate oatmeal raisin cookies, and cinnamon rolls for the sale and they all sold really well. The bake sale was today and every one of these cut-out cookies sold, providing more money for the charity work that is supported by the festival. It was a lot of work and a lot of fun, but I'm glad it's over because I am beyond tired and ready for a relaxing night void of anything to do with baking.
I used my favorite sugar cookie recipe and buttercream icing. I kept it simple by only making pumpkins and leaves and using a writing tip on my icing bags. I used orange, nut brown, and leaf green icing colors to tint the buttercream. I used gold ball sprinkles on the leaves.
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We just celebrated our four year old's birthday with a dinosaur party. We invited his entire preschool class and everyone had such a fun time. One of the hi-lights of the party was the dinosaur dig. Oriental Trading Company sent us these awesome dinosaur skeletons and dinosaur eggs.
My husband buried the dinosaurs and eggs in the dirt before the party.
The kids really enjoyed the dinosaur dig and they got to take their "fossils" home with them.
The dinosaur eggs open to reveal a tiny dinosaur inside. The children loved opening their eggs to discover which baby dinosaurs they had.
Oriental Trading Company also sent us this spectacular personalized birthday banner. I love this design. It added so much to the ambiance of the party.
We loved the birthday banner so much that we hung it on his bedroom wall. He loves it and likes being next to his dinosaur wall when looking at books until he falls asleep.
Thank you Oriental Trading Company from a very messy and happy birthday boy.
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We loved this spinach salad with warm bacon dressing. We had a little leftover tonight, so I put it on homemade pizza before baking and it was the best spinach pizza. So many flavors and how can you go wrong with bacon? Our family loves bacon, like really, really, loves bacon. When I asked my six year old what he wanted for his birthday party meal last summer, he said bacon. Sadly, I got so busy with all of the party food that I completely forgot to make the bacon. But all was well, he got a nice big helping the next day.
10 oz. bag fresh spinach
4 slices bacon
1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup minced sweet onion
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1 1/2 Tablespoons good-quality aged balsamic vinegar
1. Tear spinach into bite sized pieces and place in a bowl. (I did not do this and the spinach leaves were kind of large for the kids to eat.)
2. In a skillet over medium heat, fry bacon approximately 5 minutes or until crisp; transfer with slotted spoon to a paper towel-lined plate, leaving fat in the skiillet.
3. Return skillet to medium heat; add oil, onion, salt, pepper, and sugar. Cook two to three minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is slightly softened. Add balsamic vinegar; stir together.
4. Pour warm dressing over spinach and toss gently. Crumble bacon over spinach and serve immediately.
Makes 6-8 servings.
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Hi, I'm Faith, a former Family and Consumer Science teacher turned food blogger. I love God, my family, and food. You can usually find me in the kitchen preparing family friendly, homemade recipes and taking lots of pictures.
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