Tag Archive: baking


Instagram a Day: Day 4

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Taken at the beginning of the holiday bake fest. The first thing I baked for the holidays this season was a loaf of pumpkin bread. Every year my family and I go the pumpkin patch like good consumers. Most years my Mom steams a pumpkin for such baking needs. Sometimes I do the same if I have the time, this year I did not. My Mom kindly shared some of her fresh pumpkin with me. These are the lovely spices atop of the flour and sugar and other things: cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg.

I love this photo! It was my daughter’s 2nd birthday and she wanted to make chocolate chip cookies, so we did. 🙂 It was late and my kids were already in their pjs. I love that my son photo bombed us with that silly face. That smile on my face is genuine, it was a happy moment.

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“Cookies are made of butter and love.” ~Norwegian Proverb

One hundred & eleven

I was getting ready to do some baking. I don’t remember what, maybe banana bread. I had wanted to try this shot before, but hadn’t. I sat my camera on the stove, it wasn’t on of course. I set the self-timer stepped in front of the lens and started to tie my apron. This was the resulting photo. I think ity only took about 2 shots. I like the movement, the awkward angle of my fingers and hands. I like the tones of the black and white. Overall I’m happy with this shot.

 “Hands are for shaking, No not tying.” Chris Cornell

Seventy-six & seventy-seven

These two shots are the two days leading up to Christmas, Christmas Eve and Christmas Eve Eve. Every year we bake about four batches of cookies, sugar, gingerbread and chocolate chip usually. This year was no exception. Seventy-six I was actually really angry about something and was beating the heck out of that batter. I don’t even think this was cookie dough, maybe it was breakfast. Anyway, I caught want I wanted to. The action of stirring.

“Inside some of us is a thin person struggling to get out, but they can usually be sedated with a few pieces of chocolate cake.” ~Author Unknown

Seventy-seven was eating some yummy cookie dough that my little elf and big elf (husband and son) were helping to make. Niether one of these shots am I particulary happy with, but they capture the moment and the time of year for me.

 “Stressed spelled backwards is desserts.  Coincidence?  I think not!”  ~Author Unknown