Black and white Valentine hugs

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Par for the course this year, I’m a couple days late and at least ten bucks short.  While there’s been some baking projects in 2014, I just can’t get them posted timely. But I just couldn’t pass on these little guys, a tiny prints knockoff, piped onto simple egg shaped cookies.  They’ve got their heart in their hands and they are ready for love. Now that’s a message worth passing on, even if it’s a little postage delayed. For these cookies, I drew the design on paper within the shape of the egg cutter.  Then, using a Kopy Kake to project
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Silly sweet treat Valentine cookies

It was right there in my old-fashioned mini paper calendar, all along. Already pre-marked and everything: Valentine’s Day, February 14th. It was even the number I’ve come to expect since, I don’t know how long:  when I learned to count. Nonetheless, it creeped up on me to the tune of 2:00 a.m. last night. I had promised – or more accurately – my mental heath insisted that I offer to make Valentine cookie favors for my children’s first grade and Kindergarten classes. It was all intended in the vein of sweet fun and silly faces. And the task was accomplished, just
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My baby wrote me a letter…

…said he couldn’t live without me no more. Listen, mister, can’t you see I got to get back to my baby once more–anyway… Gimme a ticket for an aeroplane, I ain’t got time to take a fast train. Lonely days are gone, I’m a-goin’ home, ‘Cause my baby wrote me a letter. No, juuuuuust kidding.  Thank you, Box Tops (and Joe Cocker).  My baby is still just here, at home with me.  I made these cookies for our Kindergartener’s Valentine’s Day party, all while my husband watched TV downstairs.  That doesn’t mean these roll outs can’t be romantic, right? Hope your V
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On a wing and a rose cookies

At some point during almost every wedding ceremony I’ve ever attended, the guests are gently reminded that “love is patient.” 1 Corinthians 13:4. And while I had to Google it for confirmation, the Oregon Duck’s recent Rose Bowl win was a match that required patience. The Ducks last claimed victory in a Rose Bowl back in 1917. And according to the Duck’s beloved fans – my cousin-in-law among them – roses and wings was a love connection worth the 95 year wait. My cousin’s husband celebrated his mid-January birthday mere days after I had a baby, so I wasn’t quite
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