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time to bake


Tonight when my mother called she announced that she is giving up baking. I laughed, the thought of my mom giving up baking is as preposterous as my dad never watching golf again! She told me she’d tried a new recipe and is worried it didn’t turn out. “If it doesn’t turn out, I’m never baking again.” I told her she couldn’t base all her baking experience on a recipe she’s never tried before. My mother taught me how to bake, at the time she called I had just finished icing cookies with the boys and was getting ready to pack them up. I love baking and I have fond memories of helping my mom bake goodies at Christmas and all throughout the year. I don’t know if she’ll quit baking for good or not, but if she does her legacy will carry on, in me and my boys.

Time to bake, I love the science of baking. How you like that meniscus?

Ready to bake….


Brody pouring on the icing 🙂



“Yes, Stick Gingerbreadman?”

“I fear there are ninja among us?”


“Never fear Stick Gingerbreadman, it’s only Disco Ninjabreadman and his merry backup dancers!”


Happy Holidays!

Peace and Love.

Vegan Ninjabread Men


Yes, you read that right. My oven’s been invaded by Ninja! (apparently even when plural it’s still ninja)

Naked ninjabread men waiting for their gi’s….

I used Isa Chandra Moskowitz‘s recipe from Vegan Cookies invade your cookie jar called gingerbread cut-out cookies. I have enjoyed every recipe I have tried from this book and her companion cupcake cookbook so I was confident with trying it for the first time and knew I’d be able to share them with family and friends. The recipe is very easy and made with common ingredients so no need for a trip to the specialty store. The dough was easy to work with, rolled out perfectly and baked in under 10 minutes. Also this recipe made 35 ninjabread men.

Everybody was Kung-Fu fighting.

Of course the boys need to taste test the cookies, two thumbs up!

Too busy enjoying the cookies to look at the camera.