Wednesday, December 31, 2008

On the 29th Day of Christmas

Hope you're all heavily steeped in the afterglow of Christmas Cheer. We sucessfully had a Christmas dinner with our whole family, and surprisingly it was one of the calmest Christmas dinner cooking episodes ever. I even took the kids to the park in the morning. Pictures of family fothcoming. Till then, wishing you all a Happy New Year!

Kahlua & Amaretto Cream Pie

The quest for the perfect pie crust stops here!!

Chocolate Gingerbread Cake (Decoration by Yosh & frantic Mas)

Apple Pie with Pecan/caramel topping

Peppermint Meringue Kisses




8 comments:

joanz said...

excuse me!!! How do u make that perfect crust...hmmmmmm?

Dossy and Bossy said...

I must say, Ms. Love, you must be some kind of wonderwoman to be able to care for your 6 children & cook & bake like that...not only for your family, but other C'mas parties too! I enjoy reading yr blog but it inspires guilt in me that I, who only have 2 kids, can barely manage the basics in the kitchen. Hats off, my dear.

Babylove said...

Joanz: In short I would say the rules to good pie are, cold ingr./always shortening/little handling/tiny bit of vinegar with water. (the vinegar was the newer thing I tried)

Suzy: You're so sweet. Glad you enjoy it here but...shush, you mustn't say such things about yourself. THe fact that I have some older girls makes it a lot easier for me in many ways. 2 very young kids could possibily be the hardest stage ever. (It seems though that 4 kids is the ultimate "Crunch" time)

Dossy and Bossy said...

How about 3 ages 4 and under? I am pregnant again. Serious question: am worried on logistics. Seems biologically impossible: ie: 2 hands, 3 kids. ?? What gives? Is it very bad?

Babylove said...

Oh...Bless you Suzy! Ah yes, you may only have 2 hands, but thats where your husband comes in. :) Seriously! 3 is crunch time for husbands so you might as well let him know now. ha! I'll B praying for you. Wish I had your email.

Dossy and Bossy said...

Here it is: susannarudow@hotmail.com

Angela said...

I bumped into your blog a while back when my kids and I were looking for a recipe for oatmeal cookies (Re: "Cookie Time: Chewy Oatmeal cookies"), which, by the way, has now become my three boys' all time cookie favorite! Ever since then I've been trying several of your recipes and all I can say is congratulations, from what I've read you seem to be a wonder-woman-type of mom and an excellent cook. Anyway, it's middle one's second birthday in about three weeks and I was wondering if you have an icing recipe you suggest (preferably one you can add coloring to). Any tips or suggestions are welcome.

Babylove said...

Angela, thank you for the compliments. I'm no supermom just wading through motherhood one diaper at a time! :) As for frostings. I generally stick to whip cream. Subconciously I'm horrified at the thought of using cups & cups of powdered sugar. Though I love the cream cheese frosting in "Big Bill's carrot cake". Hope to see you around here, Cheers --- AL'