Sunday, September 18, 2011

Snickerdoodle Saturday and those pesky Summer Colds...

Yesterday my mom and dad came down for a one-day visit, which was filled with the usual standing around the kitchen and talking, cooking, and baking. My mother brought the ingredients plus recipes for both snickerdoodles and pumpkin bread - both favorites of mine and my kids'.

One of my favorite things to do is to get into the kitchen and put together something delicious - whether it be a cake, a batch of cookies, or a to-die-for steak dinner. I enjoy cooking and baking with mom, because we can spend time catching up - since she and dad live about 3 1/2 hours away, we don't see each other every day, for obvious reasons.

We ended up with more than 2 dozen cookies, and a loaf plus about a dozen pumpkin muffins - which by the way are wonderful with coffee for breakfast aaannnnnd loaded with vitamin A so I can eat as much as I want.

Soooo... anyway.... part of our kitchen conversation was sortof like this:

Me: ohhh you know what would be good? Snickerdoodle cupcakes! with yellow cake but with cinnamon sugar, and maybe a buttercream with cinnamon sugar...

Her: *odd look* hmm..really?

Me: *eyes glazing over* oohh..yeahhh... *drool*

....and guess what?

They exist!

Adapted from a recipe by Ann Byrn in her book The Cake Mix Doctor(shameless plug: great book, seriously, no really honestly), the cupcakes have that hint of cinnamon and sugar I described to mom and I can't wait to try them out.
Go here for the recipe and try them out yourself!

Oh and yes, among all that fun in the kitchen my body decided to let in a few visitors - in the form of achiness, runny nose, and all over just blah feeling.... so now I'm downing vitamin C, lots of fluids and trying to rest up to feel better before heading in to work tomorrow morning. Gack! I don't have time to be sick! :P

oh and almost forgot! (shameless plug alert)

I finally listed another painting!
You can, of course, find it in my Etsy shop.


  1. I love snickerdoodles! They were a Christmas tradition in my family when i was a little girl.

    Nice painting! I like how the trees seem to be embracing the moon.

  2. Ooooooh...that sounds soooooo yummy!

  3. I love cooking too, and you new painting is stunning. Thanks for sharing!