Yesterday while I was in the kitchen, I decided to bake up another batch of shortbread. This time, instead of jam centers, I added chopped pecans to the mix, filled the center with melted chocolate and then coated them with powdered sugar after they had cooled. My family may not like all my food experimentation in the kitchen, but they certainly never complain where sweet treats are concerned.
Astri at Apple Blossom Dreams wrote a post the other day entitled Shortbread Cookie Monster in which she shares her different takes on shortbread (lemon poppyseed and chocolate dipped orange). Oh my! You can bet I'll be trying out even more combinations in the future.
All those fringed flowers I've been making with leftover yarn needed to be used for something so I crocheted some gift bags with cotton yarn and then attached the flowers to the front. It's always nice to give a gift bag that is a gift of its own.
“Happiness . . . it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Wishing you a happy, creative day!