Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Holiday Baking... Durkee's Coconut....

Durkee's Coconut - Candy Cane Cake

I am a huge fan of coconut cake. I love that one that Pepperidge Farms produces. And if it was not a nightmare to make that icing... I would make it for myself weekly! : )  


It is the boiled frosting, that is my undoing. One day I am going to over come my double boiler issue. And make this basis coconut frosting and hope that is its eatable. 

But in the meantime, I am loving this fabulous little Candy Cane Cake made with Durkee's Coconut! 


~ Vintage Cookies.... Baker's Coconut recipe...

Baker's Coconut Cookie Batter recipe...

Basic Cookie Recipe...


With a few variations... more fun!

Monday, December 15, 2014

~ Vintage Hallmark Card... Winter Fun with Susan Kay....

Hallmark Holiday Card - Susan Kay

Hallmark Cards have always had a wonderful line of cards for girls. These paper doll cards go back to the 1940's for Hallmark. There were dozens of them issued. Mostly all drawn by Vivian Trillow Smith. She was responsible for drawing so many gorgeous vintage greeting cards for all occasions. Just lots of pretty cards. 


This one of many, of her Holiday paper doll cards issued by Hallmark. Filled with all kinds of vintage cuteness!

Friday, December 12, 2014

~ Holiday Goodness... Reynolds Aluminum Foil Paper...

Designs for Giving Collection... 
Reynolds Aluminum Foil Paper... 

Love it! I love shiny foil wrapping paper. And every year it gets harder for me to find it to buy.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

~ Holiday Baking... Crisco Peanut Butter Cookies...

Crisco - Peanut Butter Cookies

This is the best recipe for peanut butter cookies. It makes a small batch. Just enough to take to a party. Or to stuff your face with... within 2 days. : ) 

They turn out soft and chewy. But I will mention, I tend to never bake cookies over 350 degree's. I prefer to cook them a little longer and slower... to stop the bottoms from getting too brown. And I adore chunky peanut butter in my cookies!