Thursday, December 30, 2010

Lil' Aprons

You know how I love mini things? brownie bites... everything mini..even mini-aprons!  
I put these adorable mini-aprons together for the little kiddos at HOPE School.  
The aprons are pretty cute, but how about the kiddo inside the apron! 
Oh, yes...they can also double as paint shirts!  So versatile :)
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Double Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies!

Yummy, yum, yum!
 The second I pulled these cookies out of the oven,
 I knew they were going to be delicious
They turned out to be even more delicious than I expected
...especially warm and gooey right out of the oven! 
 I spotted this recipe a while ago on Cookies and Cups
 and have been thinking about it ever since.  
I mean what could be better than chocolate chips combined with Andes Mints?!  
These cookies made the perfect Christmas evening treat!

Friday, December 24, 2010

A Christmas Special

Snowflake Peppermint bark!  Yum.  Yes, it's pretty yummy stuff...and so easy to make!  If you can push microwave buttons you can make it!

Phew! Oh and Merry Christmas!

All the Christmas cookies have been baked, decorated, packaged up all pretty, delivered, and are likely being munched on as I type...well, they're at least being gobbled down by those of you who like to eat cookies for me :)  Merry Christmas everyone!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Ho, Ho, Ho!

Okay, there are no Santa cookies in this post, but "Ho, Ho, Ho!" was the first Christmasy title that came to mind.  I made these festive holiday cookies for the December staff meeting at Empowering, Inc. Services.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

May Your Days Be Merry and Bright!

I just shipped a whole box of holiday cookies off to Kansas City, Kansas!  I just love how biscuit cutters make those cute scalloped edges!  Too bad I'm in the middle of finals and can't just bake the days away!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving weekend! Oh and I hope it was much  warmer than the Thanksgiving we had here in Spokane!  Notice all the snow in the background of the pictures?! It got as low as 3 degrees last week...can you believe it?! Brrr!!! 

I baked up a few scrumptious pumpkin pies for the holiday.  Okay, pies aren't my forte, but I think they tasted pretty delicious!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Gobble! Gobble!

This is my first batch of cookies in a wonderful partnership I've formed with Empowering, Inc. Services. I'll be making cookies for this great organization for a number of special occasion in the future.  As I work toward my Master's of Social Work degree, I've been completing my practicum at Empowering, Inc. Services.  It's a wonderful place full of wonderful people and I've learned so much from my time there.  The proceeds from these cookies will benefit Empowering, Inc., the non-profit arm of EIS that promotes experiential play.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

It's Party Time!

Okay, it's not really party time.  It's eleven o'clock on a school night and I should be going to bed...but there's something about these colorful sprinkles that makes it feel like a party! 

 P.S.  I apologize for going a little overboard on the pictures!'s late, please excuse all the silliness.

An Apple a Day

You're supposed to eat an apple a day to keep the doctor away, right?  These kind of apples count, I promise.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


I'm sorry if I scared you, but it is Halloween after all!  Can I console you with a itty bitty chocolate cupcake?!  HOPE School held their annual Harvest Party this evening.   Little ghosts and princesses running around everywhere. So cute! 

Monday, October 25, 2010

Extra Frosting

What d'ya do with some extra frosting?!  Mini-cupcakes are always a delicious option! Extra frosting? But there was no blog entry with scrumptious pink frosting, you say. Well, it was left over from a cake I made for my Aunt Sandy's birthday :)  Anyway, while the cake was great...the pictures, not so much.  So you'll just have to settle for looking at these cute little cupcakes!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Healing Hearts Northwest Wine and Chocolate Gala

Healing Hearts Northwest had another spectacular fundraiser tasting at Lincoln Center!  The event was full of yummy desserts, delicious wine, and hundreds of generous people making sure that HHW's next trip to Rwanda is a success!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

We love you, Marlene!

This week Mission Possible held a fundraiser to support the wonderful woman who hosts us each year in Honduras.   After several years of remission, Marlene's breast cancer returned.  Having breast cancer in a developing country presents additional challenges that are hard for any of us to imagine.  Yet this woman will not let these challenges beat her.  Thank you to everyone who has helped us support the Carias family in this fight.

Sprinkle Time!

I've always loved these rainbow nonpareils!  I also love how many different names sprinkles have...jimmies...ants...I think my favorite is hundreds and thousands.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Swirl Brownies

A little bit of brownie...a little bit of cheesecake...not a bad combo, if I say so myself!  

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Banana Muffins

I couldn't decide whether to call this post "banana muffins" or "banana-bread muffins."  I'm still not sure what the correct name of these yummy little breakfast treats is...but oh well!  They're delicious and that's all that matters!  Sorry, Mom, no nuts in this batch...those are on the way!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Bourbon Peach Hand Pies

Okay, I know these aren't the prettiest things I've ever made, but yum, they sure are good!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Only three months late!

My madre keeps insisting that I put these pictures on my blog.  I know that it's now October and I made these Fourth of July cookies on, well, the Fourth of July, but she won't give up.  As you can see by my wet hair, I enjoy swimming in the lake as much as I enjoy baking cookies. (Not a huge fan of this picture, but it's the only one I have of the cookies!)

As you can see, I also baked a scrumptious flag cake.  Oh the anticipation, as we cut into it, hoping that it actually looked like a flag!  Everyone cheered as we pulled out the first piece and, oh my goodness, there actually was a flag inside!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Too Yummy!

Well, the brownie bits with raspberry buttercream that I made the other day were just too yummy, so I had to make them again!  Plus, I had a dinner party to attend that they were prefect for.  Plus, I had some delicious raspberries left over.  Yummy, yummy...just as good the second time!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Itty Bitty Cupcakes & Kickball

What's the perfect compliment to kickball?!  Well, mini-cupcakes of course.  Mission Possible held the 2nd annual kickball tournament this weekend to raise money for our service work in Central America.  Kickball provides the perfect distraction from the craziness of law school.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Healing Hearts Northwest

Flashback to the first official cookies from Jujubee's Bakery!  As I mentioned in that first post, my aunt and uncle are part of an organization, called Healing Hearts Northwest, that does medical missions to Rwanda.  They perform dozens of much needed heart surgeries each year and work with the local community to build their medical programs.  I brought back the Rwandan flags, Africas with the heart over Rwanda, and the swirly hearts for a fundraiser they're having this weekend.  They put so much work into fundraising to make sure they can continue to help the people of Rwanda, so I'm more than happy to make them cookies any time they need.

I think the flags turned out mucho better this time.  The lines are much straighter and much more precise.  I also decided to line the Africa cookies with color, instead of white this time, which I'm happy with. It's kind of funny...if you look at the Africa cookies for too long, they start to look like Great Lakes....hehe (Can you tell I've stayed up way too late baking?!). The trickiest part of this whole order was definitely getting all the cookies to look cute in one big box.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Brownie Bits with Raspberry Buttercream

Aren't these the cutest little things you've ever seen?!  They're just the perfect little bit size treats!  I was inspired to make these after my friend, Danielle, brought some delicious little brownie bites to work on Wednesday.  I added some chocolate chips to my favorite brownie recipe and then topped them off with raspberry buttercream frosting.  The raspberry on top added the perfect tart contrast.  And of course, I have to thank my padre for the cute round biscuit cutters that made these treats the perfect size and shape.