Friday, December 10, 2010

Times they are a changin...

Come gather 'round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You'll be drenched to the bone.
If your time to you
Is worth savin'
Then you better start swimmin'

Or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin'.

Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen

And keep your eyes wide
The chance won't come again
And don't speak too soon
For the wheel's still in spin

And there's no tellin' who
That it's namin'.
For the loser now
Will be later to win

For the times they are a-changin'.

Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside ragin'.
It'll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin'.

Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don't criticize
What you can't understand

Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is
Rapidly agin'.
Please get out of the new one
If you can't lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin'.

The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is
Rapidly fadin'.
And the first one now
Will later be last

For the times they are a-changin'.

Yeah... this sums it up!

Be good to each other!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

How big are your plans this weekend?

Because mine are DELUXE!

"Deluxe is an indie craft fair and community event with free admission in Oklahoma City..." Held in the Centennial Building at the fairgrounds, Deluxe features unique artists selling handmade only items, with fun and entertainment for everyone!

I hope you stop by to see me, and check out all the other amazing booths!
Get that Christmas shopping done all in one place!

I will have a few fun little things for sale... I will be taking orders for Christmas treats {free local delivery} And LOTS of gift cards!

The fun starts at 11am!

See you there!

♥ Tawny

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Did someone say Egg Nog?

Here is a yummy one for you!


1 chai tea bag
1 (17.5-oz.) package sugar cookie mix
1/2 cup melted butter
1 large egg
4 tablespoons eggnog, divided
Parchment paper
Cinnamon sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Remove tea leaves from tea bag; discard bag.

2. Stir together tea leaves, cookie mix, butter, egg, and 2 Tbsp. eggnog until well blended.

3. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Flatten dough slightly with bottom of a glass dipped in cinnamon sugar.

4. Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from baking sheet to a wire rack, and cool completely (about 10 minutes).

5. Whisk together powdered sugar, nutmeg, and remaining 2 Tbsp. eggnog until smooth. Spoon over cooled cookies.

Be good to each other!
♥ tawny

Sunday, December 5, 2010


♫ On the first day of Cookie~Palooza ... Tawny gave toooo Yooooouuuuu!!! ♫

Photo and Recipe found at Recipe Rhapsody

Cinnabon Cookies!!

I found this recipe a few weeks ago while doing a bit of blog surfing and thought to my self... YUM!

Boy was I right!
I made these this afternoon with the tiny diva and oh-my-gosh.
They are sweet, yummy bits of cinnamony {is that a word?} heaven!

Here is my tip to you... unless you have a restaurant sized kitchen aid, DO NOT double the recipe!! LOL! We had a bit of dough explosion teehee!

So here you go! Enjoy!

Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies
recipe by Jenny at Picky Palate

2 Cups sugar
1 Cup butter, softened
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
(I added 1/2 teaspoon almond extract)
1 Cup sour cream
6 Cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons softened butter, (slice 2 Tablespoons 6 times totaling 12 tablespoons)
1 1/2 Cups packed light brown sugar, divided into 1/4 Cups
1 1/2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon, divided

8 oz softened cream cheese
1/2 Cup powdered sugar
2-4 Tablespoons milk, to thin icing

1. In an electric or stand mixer, cream the sugar and butter. Add eggs, vanilla and sour cream until well combined. Slowly add in the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt until well combined.
2. In 2 batches, place in plastic wrap in a disc shape and chill for at least 2 hours for best results.
3. Once chilled, cut each disc into thirds and roll into a 1/8 inch thick oval, about 12 inches X 5 inches on a floured surface. Spread each rolled pieces of dough with 2 Tablespoons softened butter, 1/4 Cup packed brown sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. (I forgot to soften my butter beforehand so I just slightly melted it in the microwave and mixed in the brown sugar and cinnamon, then spread it over the dough in a thin layer.) Start rolling from the long end closest to you, rolling into a log shape. (I wrapped the logs in wax paper and refrigerated for another 2 hours at this point because they were too soft to cut and got all smooshed.) Using a sharp knife, cut 1/2 inch pieces of dough then placing onto a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes before removing from baking sheet.
4. To prepare frosting, beat the cream cheese until softened and smooth, slowly add powdered sugar and milk until desired consistency. Frost cookies then place in refrigerator until ready to serve. These are 100 times better chilled, trust me!!
Makes at least 6 dozen

I would LOVE for you to share your favorite holiday cookie recipes with me!
And who knows... I might pick your recipe to make, photograph and put on the blog!
Just email them to me at... !

Enjoy the cinnabon sugar cookies!
Be good to each other!
And Happy Holidays!

♥ Tawny

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

1st annual Cookie~palooza!

Okay... here are the rules:
1. Place the button for this party on your sidebar {you can find the button below!}
2. Spread the word! The more the merrier I always say!
3. Please plan on participating!!
4. Sign up by Dec. 17th
5. Have lots of Holiday fun!!

Here are a few ideas for you...

*Share a favorite holiday sweets recipe, be it cookies or fudge or one of a kind treat!

* Cookie inspired crafts, photography, or tablescapes

* Fun packaging ideas

* Other fun holiday traditions!

Please join me in celebrating my 4 year blog~a~versary grab the button and lets get baking!

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Happy Holidays!
♥ Tawny