Battle of the Snickerdoodles

Posted by mrssmythe on May 8, 2015 in Baking, Books |

Pepper wanted to make cookies today. Never mind it was the hottest day of the year – 95 degrees by our thermometer. “What kind do you want to make?” I asked. “Snickerdoodles.” This is usually a safe bet, as they are CPT America’s favorite and will almost always get the green light. However, I’d been looking […]

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Cookie Time!

Posted by mrssmythe on January 19, 2014 in Musings, Reminiscing |

I dusted off the old scrapbook this evening to show the girls that I was, indeed, once  a Girl Scout. There I am, pigtails and all. Since I was only eight at the time, I was technically a Brownie, but I did sell 49 boxes of cookies, and I still have the “certificate of merit” to […]

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Tying Up Loose Ends

Posted by mrssmythe on December 23, 2013 in Celebrations, Crafting, Critters, Kitchen |

Today was the day I tried to accomplish all the things I had meant to do this holiday season but hadn’t yet managed to get to. First up – the glitter ornaments I’d bought supplies for back in November. Pepper and I spent an hour this morning painting styrofoam balls with glue, then shaking glitter […]

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Christmas Baking

Posted by mrssmythe on December 19, 2013 in Celebrations, Kitchen |

We finally got around to some holiday baking today. It was Pepper’s doing. She had two social events coming up and needed sugary snacks for both – so, into the kitchen we went. Pepper is now able to do a lot of baking herself, so she made the cupcakes she wanted to take to tonight’s […]

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Sturbridge Hair

Posted by mrssmythe on July 3, 2013 in Kitchen, Out & About |

I was back at Old Sturbridge Village recently – not for recipes, mind you. I learned my lesson about those after the gingersnap debacle. No, this time I was showing my mother-in-law around, and if you visit, we’ll probably take you there too. It’s one of my favorite places to go. I’d move there if […]

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