Hen and Chicks

As some of you know, I keep chickens.  Lots of chickens.  We just recently added to our existing flock and I’ve enjoyed watching the chicks wander around the yard while the older chickens teach them how to scratch for their food.  Keeping chickens is very rewarding and if you’re interested in adding to your flock,…

Springtime Cut Out Cookies

I am really excited about this recipe, I modified a regular cut out cookie recipe by adding lemon zest and cinnamon to give the cookies a bright flavor for spring.  The addition of cardamom would add an extra flavor note to this recipe, unfortunately,  I didn’t have any on hand.  One of the best things…

Hot Cross Bun Buns

Every year around Easter my family goes through several packages of store-bought hot cross buns.  Seeing the buns smooshed together inside plastic packaging with icing smeared everywhere doesn’t look very appetizing to me, so I decided to try making some from scratch at home with my own added twist.  Cute hot cross bunnies-or bun buns!

Carrot Cake Bunnies

A cute design for Easter. I wanted to make these bunnies less ‘cartoony’. I tried to pipe a more realistic shape for more adult tastes since most kids I know don’t like carrot cake too much… since its called ‘carrot’ cake. I started out with regular carrot cake cupcakes and frosted them with cream cheese…