Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Home and Garden Thursday

Posted by MAKMU ta On Wednesday, March 21, 2012 No comments

Painted Cookies


Lavender Lemonade

4th Thursday - Cooking:

This is one ofthe most fun things to do.
Paint sugarcookies.

Long before Ibegan blogging, I followed several blogs.
One of theseblogs was Once Upon a Plate. If you
are not familiarwith Mari’s blog – you’re definitely
in for a treat! Sheis a talented cook and photographer.
I first discovered painted sugar cookies on her blog.

I have beenlooking for an opportunity to paint cookies – spring seems a good reason asany.

To paint the cookies I used this sugar cookie recipe
I allowed them to completely cool, then I applied a coating of Royal icing also allowing it to completely dry.
I used Wilton gel food coloring to paint the cookies.

You can add water and adjust the amount to give you lighter and darker colors.
I also used AmeriColor Gourmet Write edible pens.

I plan to takethese with me to Bible study tonight
to go along withour coffee.

For you, I createdthis light-hearted tablescape and
prepared a pitcherof Lavender Lemonade

This is such alight, refreshing drink – you’ll love it!
Several yearsback, my husband and I were sponsors
Chaperoning childrento a summer Christian camp.

I painted thisbirdhouse in the craft room that week and I thought it would add a cheerybalance to the

I chosepastel colored dishes, my Pink Lemonade tablecloth to act as backdrop to the
painted cookies.

There’s a placejust for you and one for me!

I hope you enjoythe painted cookies and 
the Lavender lemonade –

Royal Icing:

1 cup powdered (confectioner's) sugar
1 egg white (or powdered egg whites)
3-4 drops lemon juice
food coloring

To make the icing:
Mix the sugar, egg white and lemon juice in a small bowl until smooth and creamy, it should have the consistency of heavy cream.

I do appreciateyour visit and look forward to visiting
the posts to theHome and Garden Thursday participants.

A Delightsome Life

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2.  Please text link back to ADL or post the Party Button, so that your readers can join in/or find the other participants.
3.  Home and Garden Thursday encompasses everything! You may link up and share your DIY, home décor, furniture refinishing, paint projects, craft projects, thrifty finds, gardening tips and photos, your recipes – anything Home and Garden related. Share your favorite post of the previous week!
4.  Please link the URL specific to the post you are sharing – not your blog’s URL.
5.  Please visit other guests, just as you would at any other party, leave some comments and perhaps make a few new friends!

On Wednesday morning, I will post features from the previous week – two of my favorite and two reader’s favorites.
The H and GT Party post will be published each Wednesday evening at 6:00 EST using Inlinkz.

A Delightsome Life
Home and Garden Thursday
Post schedule will be:
1st Thursday – Home Décor
2nd Thursday – Garden 
3rd Thursday – Thrifting or Crafting
4th Thursday – Recipe or cooking tips
5th Thursday – Anything Goes

I look forward to seeing your inspiring posts!

I am joining these other Delightsome  blog parties:

Open House Party Thursday @ No Minimalist Here
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Air Your Laundry Friday @ The Freckled Laundry
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home 
Inspiration Friday @ At The Picket Fence
Potpourri Friday@2805
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground
Fridays Unfolded @ Stuff and Nonsense
Foodie Friday @ Rattlebridge Farm
Seasonal Sundays @ The Tablescaper
Sunday Showcase @ Under the Table and Dreaming

I am also hosting a wonderful giveaway!
Just in time for gardening
Miracle-Gro Expand 'n Gro Concentrated Planting Mix

Enter HERE


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