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Dinosaur Birthday Party

August 16, 2019 in Chilled Desserts, cookies, misc. - No Comments

My son, Matthew, turned 9 last month and wanted to have a dinosaur-themed birthday party.  Specifically Jurassic Park. (For his 5th birthday, we had a dinosaur party, but wanted to make this one different.) He really wanted decorated cookies and dirt cake.  I made T-Rexs, triceratops, and brontosauruses.  Trying to make…

Easter Dessert Ideas

April 17, 2019 in misc. - 1 Comment

I still haven’t figured out exactly what dessert I am going to make for Easter dinner, but I have an idea.  Well, a few ideas.  Okay, scratch that.  I haven’t decided because I struggle making decisions.  My husband loves lemon, my mom loves chocolate, but few in my family love…

Energy Bites

July 23, 2018 in misc. - No Comments

I am always amazed at the amount of energy children have.  We went camping last week in 90+ degree weather and the kids were running around, riding their bikes, and playing frisbee–all in the ridiculous heat.  I sat in the shade and just watched.  (Just look at their hot, sweaty…

Potato Salad

June 25, 2018 in misc., salad - No Comments

Picnics and barbeques are some of my favorite summer activities.  Our summers in the Pacific Northwest are pretty mild, so we take advantage of all opportunities to get outside and enjoy the sun.  The kids have just figured out how fun squirt guns are, so I feel like I am…

Matthew’s 7th Birthday

August 8, 2017 in cakes, misc., musings - 1 Comment

Seven is supposed to be a lucky number, I told Matthew today.  So, since you just turned 7, this should be a really great year.  He was unimpressed.  I’m slowly, and sadly, beginning to realize that the older he gets, the more uncool I become.  When did being 7 get…

Basil Vinaigrette

July 17, 2017 in misc., Sandwiches - No Comments

I love the smell of basil. It’s just so intoxicating, with its sweet and fresh notes. Most of the time, I either sprinkle it on pasta or make into a pesto. (See here for pesto recipe.  Besides having with pasta, I have used it for these sandwiches–caprese and chicken.) This time,…

Homemade Hot Chocolate

January 12, 2017 in misc. - 2 Comments

I’m in a minor panic mode.  Weather forecasters predicted a possibility of 1-4 inches of snow Tuesday night.  I don’t mean to sound pessimistic, but in the Portland area, there’s much hype from the media when it comes to snow and little is delivered.  So I didn’t think too much about…

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Grace got braces today! And somehow managed to pop a brace off an hour after getting home. 🤦‍♀️ Hi friends! So I set up an Instagram account just for my cookies. If you like the cookies I make and want to follow this new account, I’d love to have you! @holly_bakes_ 
This current account is going back to more personal. 😊
Thanks!! #cookies #cookiedecorating #royalicingcookies #royalicing #cookiesofinstagram Valentine Pre-Sale and cookie class are up on the blog! Visit the blog (www.hollybakes.com), the link in profile, or click the link below for the form.
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Gnome cutters- @sweetleighprinted 
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#valentinecookies #royalicingcookies #royalicing #sugarcookies #sugarcookiesofinstagram #talentedcookiers #bakersofinstagram Birthday present from Eric—a 7 quart mixer. My hubby knows me well. 😊 Now, just where to store it... #kitchenaidmixer #birthdaypresent Celebrating my birthday this weekend at the beach with close friends. (This House has an amazing view!!!) Thanks @rainasia @lacygiering @erinrgreatness @penner.natalie for joining me!!! 💞 You have made entering a new decade a little easier. #birthday #birthdaygirl #newdecade I am so excited to announce my first pre-sale and cookie class! Pre-sale pick-ups will be Sunday, January 26th from 1-4 PM. (Locals only, sorry.) Want to learn how to make these? I am offering a class on Saturday, January 18th from 1-4 PM at my house. (I live in Lake Oswego.) Link can be found here: https://forms.gle/CWGFSVhhCCrwbcRQA

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