Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Conservatory Overcoat GIVEAWAY!!!!

Okay... so this particular post has absolutely nothing to do with baking, but a girl's gotta have more than one hobby right?
And, I'd have to say my biggest love other than baking would be fashion. So, when I happened upon Grosgrain Fabulous and her amazing giveaways (The Conservatory Overcoat GIVEAWAY!!!!), I was in heaven!
Check it out for info on all things crafty!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A Few Tips...

Hey Beauties!

I have completed this week's challenge and have a few tips for those attempting the X-Cookies.
The recipe is quite straight forward and easy to follow - so no problem there. However, the recipe makes an astounding five dozen cookies, which is too much for even the most sugar toothed family. I would cut the recipe in half if I were to make them again.
As well, don't be afraid to really knead the dough. It is one of the rare recipes where the quality of the pastry will not be damaged with over-working.
I look forward to seeing every one's results on Sunday!
And, as always, Happy Baking!

Sunday, February 22, 2009


Hey y'all...

Just a reminder to post your first challenge today! I can't wait to see all of the yummy results.

Until next time...

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Get Going Gorgeous!

Hello Baking Beauties!

After much deliberation M and I have ironed out the schedule for the next few months of baking adventures.
Remember, you only have to complete two recipes each month, but if you are up to the challenge, try them all!

See the side bar to review the recipes coming up in the next month.

Oh, and Happy Valentines!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Welcome Beauties...

Lick the Spoon, along with her best pal MmmmGinger decided to challenge themselves this year by mastering the world of baking. We have decided to conquer the queen herself, Julia Child. "Baking with Julia" covers all things sweet and savoury, and so shall we over the next 250 recipes.

Each week we will complete one recipe from her classic baking bible, and post the results on our food dedicated blogs.

The rules are short and sweet (like us!):
* You must own the book "Baking with Julia" or borrow it from your local public library.
* You must participate in at least TWO out of every FOUR weeks. If you will be unable to participate twice during a month, you must let us know.
* You must post your results on Sunday.
* You must have a blog to post your baking adventures. If you want to just follow along with us, that's fine too; you just won't be an official "Baking Beauty."

If you are interested in joining, contact either of us with your info. We'll need your blog name, URL address and email address.

Bake on, my Beauties!!!
Lick the Spoon -
MmmmGinger -