Wednesday, February 11, 2009

weekend update

Laying on the dance floor at the Arctic Club Hotel...

I decided to stop making healthy chocolate chip cookies. I hate to admit it, but my ccc baking talent disappeared with the arrival of trans-fat fears. Switched to butter; flat and greasy cookies ensued regardless of the gazillions of different recipes I tried.


In a fit of madness and 80's nostalgia, I bought a wee bit of shortening (gasp!--at least it wasn't the bucket that was in our fridge growing up) and these gloriously puffy and tender little gems emerged from my oven. Bliss. Since I successfully use butter for all other baking, I've officially decided to keep riding the trans-fat sin wagon for future ccc. But do educate me if you have a puffy-with-butter recipe...

Black and white anemones...
Spring in etched glass...


A quilt my mom has been working on.

3 comments:

Jeraldine said...

Beautiful flowers....It's nice to decorate.

rebekah at ead living said...

I have the worst luck with cookies. Never can seem to make them right, no matter what ingredients I use.

Tara said...

Hey Alexa! Hope you got those julep cups ;) I love that quilt your mom is working on -- it is going to be beautiful!

Tara