Thursday, December 31, 2009

Goodbye 2009!!

Wow. 2009 was such a great year, I hate to see it go! I made some awesome new friends, participated in a number of gallery shows, was featured in STUFFED magazine, and other fun stuff. Through it all, I managed to keep sane too! I just want to thank everyone for making 2009 such a great year...I couldn't have done it with out you! I can't wait to see what 2010 will bring in Yummy pancake land!!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Super Awesome Handmade Ornament Recipe

Wow...has December flown by or what? I've been a busy little bee ^_^ I shared this ornamet recipe last year, but I figured I'd post it again for the masses. It is uber easy, and they smell absolutely wonderful when put on your tree and make you house smell nice when you have them all set out to dry. I would recommend picking up the ingredients from your local dollar store or discount grocery store - otherwise, you are going to spend an arm and a leg on the spices alone.

**These ornaments are NOT edible!!**

Cinnamon Ornaments
1 cup applesauce
1/2 cup cinnamon4
T. ground cloves2
T. allspice2
T. nutmeg

Add all ingredients in a bowl. Work mixture with hands until dough is smooth and ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Divide into smaller portions and roll with rolling pin. Cut dough with cookie cutters. Using a straw, poke a hole near the top for inserting a ribbon as a hanger. Lay the ornaments on a tray covered with wax paper. Turn ornaments every other day until completely dry. It takes about 4-5 days. Use ribbon to make a hanger. Have fun! Also, I usually mix several batches at one time. One doesn't make too many ornaments unless you have very small cookie cutters. I also found that they will smell great year after year if you store them in an airtight container or bag.