28 December 2010

glazed maple cookies

i made these during my holiday baking marathon and they were fairly simple and delicious! they taste like stroopwafels!

Makes 40

* 3 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
* 1 teaspoon coarse salt
* 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 1/2 cups pure maple syrup
* 2 large egg yolks

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and salt. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in 1/2 cup maple syrup and egg yolks. With mixer on low, beat in flour mixture.
2. Drop batter by tablespoons, 3 inches apart, onto two baking sheets. Using a flat-bottomed glass dipped in flour, flatten cookies to a 1/4-inch thickness. Bake until golden at edges, 12 to 15 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool. In a small saucepan, simmer 1 cup maple syrup until reduced to 3/4 cup. Spoon over cookies.

recipe from martha stewart. believe it.

i should be working

but the interweb won't let me. too many things to google and pointless knowledge to obtain.


wishing i was here...

carmel by the sea

21 December 2010

day dreaming

this image came from the florida state library and archives. it is of bonita colson in 1960 at weeki wachee springs.

la lune

the lunar eclipse last night made me feel like i was in a sci-fi (excuse me, speculative fiction) film because it hovered very menacingly making me feel like i lived on a planet with multiple moons that always glowed red.

17 December 2010


during my lunch hour today npr was airing a segment about carl akeley (not pictured) and the art of taxidermy. it was hard to stomach but i listened to the entire thing. it was mostly a history of taxidermy but still...brain scoops and ear splitters...gross.

turns out...

paper dolls (other than the disney princess series, naturally) are nonexistent in oklahoma city. lame.

good grief

i keep hearing this song during my daily activities, apparently it's be my new theme song.

i want to go to there

the slightest disappointment

apparently it was suppose to snow early this morning. naturally i was disappointed when i walked outside and didn't see this...

song of the day-francoise hardy: l'amitie

of course of course

nichelle nichols

she is so effing awesome!

15 December 2010

gabrielle ray

pretty pretty

a pretty picture for a pretty day.

paul cezanne-cherries and peaches


for the holidays i've been trying to make as many of my presents as possible. i will post more pictures later, but i don't want to ruin any surprises so i'm going to wait. in the mean time i have given my parents their presents already, so i feel comfortable posting pics of their gifts. as if they would ever read my blog to begin with. ha! so here they are. both pieces are based on photographs of them circa 1985-1987. i admit that the quality of the images is terrible, but my camera batteries are dead and i have been far too lazy to do anything about it. so until then, i will be uploading awful cell phone pics. your welcome. these two pictures are mid-process, i have one of them complete which will come later. auf wiedersehen!

i almost forgot

i have a book club meeting coming up! i suppose that since it's my first meeting ever it's understandable that i keep forgetting about how i committed to it. oh well. our first book is flannery o'connor's "a good man is hard to find." even though i've been putting it off a bit, i'm still excited about reading this book. here is a link to a digitized version on google books, maybe you will enjoy it. alright, enough from this gal for the moment. ttyl.

song of the day-more marion harris: a good man is hard to find

14 December 2010

rise and shine

it seems like a marion harris kinda day. hope it's splendid!

song of the day: marion harris-i'm gonna do it if i like it (1921)


i have the biggest craving for a cupcake! hopefully i can find a delicious one after work today.