The Partiologist

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Stenciled Leaf Cookies!

Is fall in the air?  I don't know, but fall is definitely in the stores.  Everywhere you look we're reminded of how soon we'll be raking leaves.  Well, you might be raking leaves, but I won't.  I've told my husband it's not in my job description.  I will however, be baking leaves.
 
Fall Leaf Cookies

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Sunflower Cookies & Brownie!

Cookie platters are so popular right now, I decided to make one.  Not only can they be part of the d├ęcor, they are the dessert.  I love to make desserts where the guests can serve themselves and I can be the entertainment.  Unless of course you want to monitor the intake of the dessert...because, one by one, the petals will disappear.
 
Cookies & Brownie Sunflower
 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Homemade Relish!

Looks like I'm letting all my family secrets out of the bag, or should I say recipe box?  Today's recipe is one from my mom and another I wouldn't try as a child, now I love it, in fact I eat it straight from the jar...Hamburger not included.  If you want the hamburger, you'll have to go to my moms.
 
Homemade Relish
 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Bing Cherry Pie!

Today I'm sharing what I thought was a recipe that had been in the family for 100's of years, then my daughter pointed out it called for Cool Whip. After a bit of research, I found that Cool Whip was invented in 1967, so it looks like the recipe isn't 100 years old after all.  It is a recipe from my grandmother who is now 104, still living on her own.
 
As a child, when this dessert was served, I wouldn't eat it.  Now I have to make mini pies, so I don't eat the whole pie.  It's amazing what happens if you try a bite.
 
Bing Cherry Pie
 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Confetti Cookie Cake!

I'm DONE!!   Done with reloading thousands photos I accidentally deleted from my blog.  Truly, if I had really wanted to do something like that, I would have had to hire someone for help.  But I was able to do it on my own...and without knowing, deleted thousands of photos in a matter of minutes.  I was devastated and worked morning 'til night, day after day, to get them all replaced.

In celebration of being finished, I decided to share something that makes me happy.  This confetti cookie cake makes me happy and I hope it makes you happy too! 
 
So with great pleasure, I present to you the...
 
Confetti Cookie Cake!
 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Here's an Easy Pill to Swallow!

We've all heard the phrase, "that's a hard pill to swallow" and lately I've taken a few of those pills.  Maybe that's why I decided to make easy pills to swallow.  While working on cookies as a gift for a doctor, these little pills came to mind.
 
Easy Pills to Swallow!

 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

S'more d'oeuvres

Normally, an Hor d'oeuvre is a small savory dish, typically one served as an appetizer at the beginning of a meal.  I just couldn't resist serving a sweet bite after the meal, tempting the taste buds to want more, well, S'mores in this case.
 
There is a love for S'mores like nothing I've ever seen, you can find S'mores in almost any way, shape or form.  I've mentioned before how I like to keep my S'mores neat and tidy, so when this idea came to mind, I knew it was the S'mores for me.
 
S'more d'oeuves
 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Beach Ball Brownies!

Wanting to add a little dimension to my pool party, both the brownies and cupcakes had special hand made toppers.  For the brownies, I made a beach ball out of fondant and royal icing, a red chocolate life ring topped the cupcakes.  Let's start with the brownie, it's more than a brownie, it's a...
 
Beach Ball Brownie!
 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Buffet and Beverages!

Ahhh, the lazy days of summer, where are you?  Lately, my days have been anything but lazy, it was so nice to lounge around the "Pool" and soak up the sun.  All that relaxing made me hungry, I'm now ready to take a trip to the buffet.
 
While having so much fun diving in my stash of pool toys, I found little swim rings to use at the buffet.  Adding a blue tinsel table skirt to the wall with Oriental Trading's beach ball lanterns lighting the way, I created my buffet.
 
Pool Party Buffet
 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

National Sugar Cookie Day!

I'm so excited, today is National Sugar Cookie Day and I didn't miss it!  This is the first year I've remembered before it was over, so we're going to take a 10 minute pool break for you to view all the cookies I've been working on.
 
Cookies, Cookies, come get your Cookies!

I'll start by sharing my ice cream cones.

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