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Archive for December, 2011

The Cute Potato family has been busy cooking, wrapping, baking, and preparing the house for guests this week. One of our favorite projects was baking these chocolate chip letter cookies for friends.

Last year, Santa brought the kids a fun, Wilton alphabet cookie cutter set. CP#1 loved the idea of giving classmates a personalized letter cookie. She chose Nestle’s dark chocolate and mint chips for the recipe. The dough is easy to work with, and the cookies turned out great.

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Every year, Grandma Cookie Potato organizes a festive gingerbread house party for family and friends. Grandma is a whiz when it comes to making, baking, and assembling these houses. She gave MP a gingerbread house bake set years ago, and MP still hasn’t mastered the patient art of rolling out gingerbread dough (or maybe she just needs to work on her upper arm strength).

Grandma and CP#1 begin work on their house.

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DP celebrated his 40th birthday yesterday. To surprise him, MP thought it would be fun to make t-shirts to commemorate the big day. She had this silly idea of creating a whoopie pie shirt that reads, “Whoopie! You’re 40.” Surprisingly, the shirts were so easy to make.

CP#2 modeling (sort of) his whoopie pie shirt.

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MP loves the art fairs and craft shows that pop up during this time of year. There are so many talented people to discover. Case in point: while shopping Brunswick’s Artsy Affair, she came across these collectible dolls from talented mom and crafter, Erin Vazdauskas.

Each doll is made out of washable linen, felt and cotton.

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