Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Baking Frenzy or Frenzied Baking?

After laughter and tears, I finally put down the book "The Help" and immediately decided I haven't baked in a long time (since Christmas). That book tugged at every heart string in addition to making me hungry for good food. And we all know that Paul is the cook, so I don't even try!
I decided I needed to use the Mochiko flour to make Butter Mochi, a recipe given to me by a co-worker and friend, Lisa. I also committed to making a pumpkin pie that dad was hankering to eat. Finally, I thought I might just use up the rest of the butterscotch chips from the holidays and make Chocolate Chip, Butterscotch Chip, Oatmeal, Coconut cookies. I ended up with an extra pie crust, and so, two days later, mom made a merengue topped banana cream pie, and she also felt inspired to make lemon bars. We are NOT lacking for baked goodies around here!

Butter Mochi

Banana Cream Pie with Merengue

Monkey decides she likes it better under the vet clinic doorway (out of the snow and wind).

Burning off treats (on a snow day)!

Chocolate & butterscotch chip oatmeal coconut cookies

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