Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Weekend Fun & Red Velvet Yummies

Tuesday Tidbits! Hope your weekend was fabulous!
This weekend turned out to be amazing!! Friday night was supposed to be game & movie night, however, things don't always go as planned so Movie night it was! :D

Saturday was a major cleaning day for all of us! My kids actually didn't put up a fight! (It helps that I bribed the older kids with $5 if they didn't grumble at ALL!) My house got a top to bottom cleaning! YAY! 

We were all invited to a birthday party for a sweet little 4 year old. We all got out in the fresh air (I think it hit -5 Celsius which is gorgeous out!!!) So sledding and skating, then cake, hot cocoa, and Just Dance were on the agenda! 

On Sunday, we did round 2 of skating! At an indoor arena this time! 

Did I mention this is AJ & Cadee's second time on skates? So proud of these kiddos!!

TODAY....I got my brand new Bosch cookie paddle with metal drive! I was so super excited, that I just had to try it out!! 

I scoured recipe after recipe to find the perfect test run...this is what I found! 

These turned out absolutely fabulous! I did run out of vanilla a couple days ago, so in place of the vanilla I used maple extract. {I am a maple-holic!} Yumm! Also, I would've liked the red part to be more 'red' but I couldn't bring myself to add more dye. I think I will try beet juice next time! :) 
I found the recipe for Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies at Sally's Baking Addiction! New fave baking blog that's for sure!!! I made my cookie dough in 1" balls and I got 38 of these yummies out of the batch! 

Miss C is one of my best critics! {& really a pretty biased one at that, as she usually LOVES everything I bake!}

Head on over to Sally's blog and check out her fabulous creations!! 

Thanks for reading!
~happy crafting!~


  1. Is delivery available for the cookies??? :) YUMM!!

  2. HAHA sure!! When should I pencil you in? ;)

  3. Very cute photos Sara. Looks like everyone had a great time. I don't really understand all the fuss over 'red velvet', other than it looks really good. How did you like the cookies?

    1. Thanks Andrea! The cookies were so yummy! I told myself I would only eat one...ya know, taste test them! But, that usually never works. I had 4!! I would love to find a red velvet cupcake recipe for Valentine's Day!!