Wednesday, December 21, 2016


Gracie had a plan! She wanted to make a gingerbread house. 

She made a list of what they would need. 

And she determined how big the house would be. 

She thought Nina should decorate half of it and she would decorate the other half.

Gracie's half has a bottle cap for a wreath over the door. Is that a happy face in the wreath?

Nina's half has a couple of windows. 

Good job Gracie and Nina! 

PS - One box of gumdrops was plenty Nina said! Maybe Gracie was thinking ahead?

Don't use the ginger cookie recipe included in this blog for a house - it's too soft. Nina uses Lila Loa's No Chill recipe - found here. It's a good idea to recut the shapes while they are still warm from the oven. They often warp out of shape in baking. 

- posted by Momsu

Friday, December 2, 2016


It's time to get Halloween off the blog but before we think about Christmas we need to enjoy Fall even though Fall is hardly a season here in San Diego. 

In a hurry I frosted my leaves and acorns in 90 degree weather as simply as possible and they were ready for Thanksgiving! 

Pumpkins aren't just for Halloween! 

I found a good acorn cutter on eBay and hope to do something fun with it next Fall.

- posted by Momsu