Snowflake Iced Sugar Cookies

Go challenge yourself; do something unexpected; something that you’ve always wanted to do, but you’ve always thought you couldn’t.  Oh, by the way, it better be something really awesome.

Like sugar cookies.

They might not be perfect the first time, or the second, or the third.  But, I promise, that by the fourth time you will be marvelous at sugar cookie making.  You’ll be making pretty snowflakes, and giving them to all of those special people in your life for the holidays, who will look at them and say “How do you get your piping so straight?” and you will smile to yourself and feel like a goddess.  Ok, not so much, a goddess per say, but something of the sort.  Others may ask “Where do you learn to do these things?” or “Did you work in a bakery?” And then your little secret might come out: you are a food blog addict.  You have spent an innumerable amount of hours just reading and watching videos on how to perfect your sugar cookies.  Hours that should have been spent cleaning the apartment or making that wedding album that you still haven’t gotten around to doing (and, yes, it has been a year and a half since we got married) or ordering those nail polishes for your aunt that you promised her three months ago.


Vanilla Almond Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

I met several interesting people this week.  This might be due to my living in the mall for three days and a day long visit to my old office.  Ok, you got me; I didn’t actually sleep in the mall.  But, I did spend an approximate total of 20 hours over the course of those three days lingering in the halls of a strange contrived world full of fluorescent lights.  I forgot to add that I was with a nine month old.  Lots of fun.

On to the stories these people shared with me.  The first has to do with Mario.