For the next 30 days, I'll be taking a break from posting recipes, and spending my time making FABRIC MASKS FOR HEROES! Not that I won't be cooking and baking - my family would be so sad! But with two daughters that are nurses working the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, my time is better spent in front of my sewing machine making masks for medical personnel and their families.
For those of you that are able to, I urge you to help make as many fabric masks as you can - the need is SO GREAT! I'm happy to share the patterns for all sizes (Mens, Ladies/Teenager, Child (ages 7-12) and Small Child (ages 3-6) - just let me know! And if you aren't able to create, PLEASE HELP KEEP OUR MEDICAL STAFF AND THEIR FAMILIES SAFE by wearing a mask and keeping your social distance while in public!
UPDATE: Over 200 masks made, contributed and distributed to medical staff - triple layer (with a pocket for a filter) and stainless steel nose bands. I've now switched over to making fabric masks for family, friends and others. It looks like we'll be wearing masks well into the end of the year, so we might as well have fun wearing beautiful and FUN masks - especially for the little ones!
During this period of uncertainty, one of my favorite ways to remain calm is to create and bake. Baking not only gives you a sense of direction and channels your energy into something positive, but it also gives you hope.
Sharing my homemade treats is very rewarding, and with the help of family in the kitchen, the joy is even greater! We have been baking LOTS of sweet treats and love sharing them. Whether it's safely dropping off a box of homemade bakes for one of my kiddos, or a elderly neighbor living alone, it always brings a smile. Which got me to thinking - every one of us can make this world a little bit sweeter!
Today Snowflakes & Coffeecakes is launching HOMEMADE FOR HOMETOWN HEROES as an initiative for YOU to create and share homemade treats to share with YOUR Hometown Heroes!
If you love chewy sugar cookies, you are going to ADORE these buttery Springtime Sugar Cookies with Buttercream Frosting! These are chewy and thick bakery-style sugar cookies that you will fall in love with, bite after bite! Topped with springtime buttercream frosting flowers, these taste even more special than they look!
This easy sugar cookie recipe turns out perfect sugar cookies that melt in your mouth, and are soft and chewy at the same time. The best part about these old-fashioned sugar cookies is that they're amazing with Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting, but they're also good plain.
Treat your family and friends to Coconut Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting! Sweetly spiced with brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg, super moist from fresh carrots and applesauce - sweetened coconut and toasted pecans add even more flavor and texture. The cream cheese frosting is silky and rich, and the perfect topping for these soft and perfectly spiced cupcakes.
Carrot Brownies (a/k/a Chewy Triple Chocolate Brownies with Dark Chocolate Ganache & Buttercream Carrots) are the richest, most decadent homemade brownies you’ll ever try. This single bowl recipe is so simple to make and the fudgy taste will wow you! What a perfect way to enjoy your vegetables!
Treat your family and friends to a fun and relaxing Easter Charcuterie Board, filled with all of your favorite cheeses & meats, seasonal fruits and other fresh nibbles. Perfect for a lazy afternoon, a quiet evening or small gathering!
Treat your family and friends to our Favorite Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting! Sweetly spiced with brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg, super moist from fresh carrots and applesauce, and toasted pecans add even more flavor and texture. The cream cheese frosting is silky and rich, and the perfect topping for this soft and flavorful cake. Enjoy!
For young and old alike, an Easter Basket Sweets Board has everything you love finding in your Easter Basket! When I first started putting together an Easter Sweets Board, I was thinking about my little ones…but it turned out to be a huge hit with EVERYONE.
Filled with your favorite Easter cookies, candy and all things sweet, nothing is more easy, fun and perfect than sharing a sweet treat with your Easter bunnies!
Strawberry Pound Cake may be the most amazing cake ever! So pretty and pink, but the intense strawberry flavor and ultra-moist cake, drizzled with a fresh Strawberry Cream Cheese Glaze is a blue ribbon award winner!
Treat your family and friends to a fun and healthy Easter Grazing Board, filled with all of your favorite spring vegetables and other green nibbles. Flavorful Fresh Spinach Dip and Roasted Pine Nut Humus are flavorful and perfect for dipping. For the perfect spring vegetable platter, I recommend using fresh organic vegetables.
Easter celebrations will certainly be a lot smaller and quieter this year, but we're still going to celebrate. No fancy Easter dresses for church this year, but we'll still color eggs with the little ones on Saturday, have an egg hunt in our yard on Easter morning, and enjoy a relaxing brunch. If you're looking for Easter recipes, here are a few of our favorites!
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