Monday, December 10, 2007

Mushroom Cottage ~ Sweet Real Estate

I finally finished my little cottage today! I wish I would've kept track of my hours I put into it but I didn't. I'm guessing probably around 4-5 maybe give or take.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Gingerbread Mushroom Cottage ~ Striped

Just messing around with gingerbread today! It's so fun to work with because it's resilent!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Sex and the City Cookie

Cosmo Girl Cookie
Originally uploaded by Gigi & Big Red
For my sister to go with a set of cute dishes I got for her.

Cupcake Cookie

Cuppie Cookie
Originally uploaded by Gigi & Big Red
Another cookie for my sister. I made her a cover for an ice pack I'm giving her. She's a ballerina and always seems to need an ice pack for one thing or another : )

Pink & Brown Skull Cookie

Skull Cookie
Originally uploaded by Gigi & Big Red
For my sister to match with a notebook I got for her.

Hope there's lotsa monkying around!

Monkey Love Cookie
Originally uploaded by Gigi & Big Red
I made this to match a DVD case I bought for my sister. I'm going to give her the movie Curious George for Christmas.

Stocking Stuffer Cookies

Poinsettia Cookies
Originally uploaded by Gigi & Big Red
These are for my parents stockings this year. I will post pix of their stockings "stuffed" in a bit!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Peppermint Cookie Fudge

Mmmm Delish!
Originally uploaded by Gigi & Big Red
Every year I make some kind of Peppermint Bark! This year I made fudge with a cookie crust and Peppermint Crunch. It looks really good ~ and I'm forcing myself not to eat it right now!!!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Delicate Pink Heart Gingerbread Hearts

These have hopefully made it to their destinations by now. I was in a Pink Christmas Ornament Swap and gave each girl one of these and they each received a pink feather wreath with "Fa la la la la" ribbon on it also.

Gingerbread Garland

This is a fun way to give cookies to friends, especially the ones who love to decorate for the holidays. I have a feling this will go on Kirsten's fireplace mantle.

Pinky Horsey Cookie

A Horse of Course Cookie
Originally uploaded by Gigi & Big Red
My girlfriend loves to ride horses so I made this cookie for her. The wrapped gift is a horse calander.

Zorro the Black Lab Cookie

My brother in law and his wife have a hunting dog Zorro who just happens to be the sweetest Black Lab ever! I wanted to dedicate my love to him!

Match the Wrap with the Cookie!

Gingerbread Dots Cookie
Originally uploaded by Gigi & Big Red
The holidays are the only time of year when I do this but it has become a habit of mine!

Gingerbread Man

It's officially the time of year when my husband comes home from work and exclaims......"Mmmm whatcha baking?" Gingerbread more than likely!!! I can't think of a Christmas in my adult years where I haven't baked these little gems!!! They fill the house with a delightful aroma and I always use extra cinnamon!!!
Recipe coming soon....

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Quick Mississippi Mud Cake

Here's a quick dessert that makes a huge impression! Adapted from my friend in 6th grade Angela White's mom's recipe for Mississippi Mud Cake Brownies.
I change things up a bit and add or subtract according to what's in my pantry. This time I used:
Devils Food Cake Mix (Bake in a 13X9 as directed).Wait until it cools and then spread a jar of Marshmallow Creme over the top.Sprinkle with Coconut (Toasted if you like) and then I added a lot of Chopped Pecans on top of that! I had some left over Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips that I melted and added a scant amount of milk to make it thin. Drizzle the Chocolate over the top and thats it! The cake turned out really light and fluffy because I used "Smart Balance" oil. It's high in Omega Three Fatty Acids and good for you at the same time!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Wedding Cookies

I made these a while back for a bridal shop in Santa Barbara, CA. They took uber amounts of time, but the effects came out right nice! They were made from a Classic Shortbread recipe (Martha of course) and I iced them with Royal Icing, Edible 14K Gold and Dragees!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Come Visit Me Too at: California Girl Weddings

Even though I got married 3 years ago in June I still love to keep up with the Wedding Trends of today! At California Girl Weddings Blog we will be dedicated to every Creative aspect the DIY Bride might want to dabble in! Please feel free to share your thoughts!

Click on "California Girl Weddings" Blog above to see more!

Thanks for stopping by,

Gigi Minor

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Chocolate Panna Cotta Pie

I make this pie about once a year! I love the meringue piled extra high so I make a double batch! It's so delicious! The higher quality of chocolate you can get your hands on the better! Oreo cookies make the crust!

Corsets for Nibbling!

I was inspired to make these when I saw a drawing that resembled Madonna in a pretty cute lacy ensemble! I wish they had a cookie cutter for corsets ~ I had to hand cut each one! It would've made these go a little faster!

Other Uses for Cigarette Cookies

Caramel Apples never looked so Good! I used Kraft Caramels and after Dipping them I Rolled them in Crushed Honey Roasted Peanuts! I used regular Wooden Popsicle Sticks in these and then put the Cigarette Cookie over to hide the stick!

Candy Warhol Cookies

My love for Pop Culture somehow transformed into these little heart cookies!