I am a wife, a mom of three, and the kitchen is my favorite place in the house. I read cookbooks in my spare time and enjoy getting kitchen appliances for presents :) I love preparing delicious and healthy food for my family and here are a some of what graces our table each week.

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Treats

This year, I had a great time making Thanksgiving treats for the kids. 

These pumpkins are sugar cookies that are dropped with an ice cream scoop instead of rolled.  Because I use Smart Balance Light, they don’t spread at all and worked perfectly for these pumpkins. 

I used Wilton’s Royal Icing recipe and doubled it.  Not sure why, but it gave me a heck of a time getting it combined and smooth.  I had to add a lot more water and was very glad I had gone to the gym yesterday.  I didn’t have orange gel paste, so mixed my own with red and yellow.  I used orange sugar that I had just bought at Walmart for $0.15 in the Halloween clearance.  I couldn’t do fancy vines, so I stuck with a simple stem and they came out pretty cute.

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These Turkey cookies came from here:

http://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/thanksgiving-turkey-cookies/cbe3fa0f-585e-4f8f-af22-d834060252d9/

I didn’t have candy corn, so I used those Sunkist fruit gems that Jews like to throw at people at times of celebration.  I came across a bag of them in my pantry that I was saving for some reason.  I must have known that they would come in handy one day.

I turned the orange icing into brown and Amelia did all of the brown icing and feathers.  She also added the black eyes and would have done the rest if I had let her.  I think they are the cutest things ever and wish we had turkey themed holidays more than once a year…

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While looking for a turkey cookie, I came across these scarecrow cookies:’

http://test.metromomsblog.org/?p=2405

I didn’t want so many cookies, so I decided to do these as brownies.  I used pretzels for the hair and more of the fruit gems for the nose and chocolate sprinkles for the eyes and mouth. 

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The whole tray…so cute :)

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