Bunny Boy “Buddy”

Bunny Boy “Buddy”

My little girl bunny needed a little buddy at her side, and here he is.  His official name is “Boy Bunny with a piebald patch”, and he was designed by Julie Williams, whose patterns for these adorable softies are available on Ravelry.  I knitted him using Blue Sky Alpacas Sport weight yarn…very soft and slightly … Continue reading

Some Bunny to Love

Some Bunny to Love

                                                                I wish I could explain exactly what possessed me when I hit the “buy it now” button for this Ravelry pattern.  Knitting toys is just not my thing…or so I thought.  And then I discovered “Bunny girl in a dotty dress” by Julie Williams.  Love at first sight.  Was … Continue reading

Brownie Crunch

Brownie Crunch

I had originally intended to kick-off the new year with a great-tasting, low-fat recipe for who knows what.  Like countless others, I turn the calendar to January, and I make resolutions about exercise and weight loss that last about a heartbeat.  This year (predictably) is no different.  Instead of Weight Watchers and a gym membership, … Continue reading

Gingerbread Snowflakes

Gingerbread Snowflakes

As the snow was falling from the sky yesterday, these gingerbread snowflakes were adorning my kitchen table.  I sat there for hours, my pastry bag filled with royal icing, having too much fun decorating each and every one.  I had baked the cookies a couple of weeks ago, and stored them (undecorated) in the freezer.  … Continue reading

Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti

Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti

A very snowy Saturday found me in the kitchen yesterday…alone…for my annual baking marathon.  “Little a” was planning to join me, but the doom-and-gloom weather forecast kept her home.  I was sad, but a marathon is a marathon and I was moving forward. I’ve made this chocolate biscotti before, but never with Andes Peppermint Crunch … Continue reading