Sunday, February 28, 2016

Sweet treats

We had a busy few days of planning and baking for our family wedding shower this past weekend.
I tried a few new cookie recipes and they worked very well.
It was fun to make jam cookies for the first time. I used a basic sugar cookie recipe and cut out equal numbers of each shape, then cut a hole in half of them. 
Here's how they are put together.

After baking the cookies, take two matching shapes.

I spread seedless raspberry jam on the solid cookie
 and sprinkled icing sugar on the other half.

Sandwich them together. Yum!

It was fun to make different shapes.

I think it is best to make these cookies a day before you need them. The jam softens the cookies just enough to make them hold together well and not crumble when you bite into them.

And what about all the holes that are cut out of half the cookies? 
We iced and decorated them, too!


There were lots of sweet treats at the shower, at least there were when we started!

And speaking of sweet treats, Leo kept us giggling for three wonderful days!

The mother-baby bond is so beautiful to behold.

The Grandpa-grandbaby bond is pretty special, too!

Have a sweet day,

Judy Ann

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Warm Hearts

We've had a few snowy, cold days this week, and today was especially wintry. With slippery roads and loads of new snow, I thought I'd be lonely at our little Glanworth Library. Not so! I had the pleasure of the company of a few crafty kids who decorated hearts as quickly as I could cut them out.

So sweet!

Last week we had a very busy, crafty morning as well. 

While the kids were being creative around the table...

...there was one little cutie-pie...

 under the table!

Well, speaking of cutie-pies, our little Leo is now three months old!

 You just have to grin back at him, don't you?

This little Valentine sure warms our hearts!


Judy Ann