Thanksgiving Pie

Okay, I have always loved food, but who doesn’t. But over the past few years, I have loved the art portion of food. It’s so interesting to see how good can look gorgeous. I specifically love the cool pie crust designs people come up with. Some of them look too good to eat!

This year, I made a berry pie (mostly raspberries because those are the best) with a floating leave crust. This is the crust recipe I used. Super easy! For the filling, I rises 5 cups of berries, 3/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup cornstarch, and a hint of cinnamon. Then I baked it at 375 F for 45 mins. Most the time I covered the pie with tin foil so it didn’t burn, but I took it off for the last 10-15 minutes so the crust got golden brown. 
For the design, my little sister helped me & luckily my grandma had tons of cookie cutters to work with. We did floating leaves for fall with little stars. It reminded me of a still lake at night with fall leaves and the reflecting stars. Also, we brushed some melted butter on the tips of the leaves and the edge of the pie crust and sprinkled raw sugar on it for some added crunch!

Of course we served it hot with vanilla ice cream. ? Yumm! Pie loved it berry much.

Xoxo,

Alyse

DIY Cereal Bowl + Milk Costume


Happy Halloween, lovelies! This year, we decided to make out costumes… and they turned out great. Please know, this DIY is not for the faint of heart, but we worked together on it so it was worth it.

Cereal Bowl List

  • 36″ balloons
  • Paper Mache (flour & water)
  • Spray paint for bowl 
  • Cardboard box & scissors 
  • Pool noodles & knife
  • Ribbon
  • Hot glue

Instructions 

  1. Blow up balloon. 
  2. Paper mache the half the balloon 4 or 5 times, letting fully dry between each time.
  3. Pop balloon, cut out hole for your legs, & spray paint bowl whatever color.
  4. Turn Bowl upside down and trace around it. Cut this out & cut a hole in middle – this will be the shelf for the Fruit Loops. Basically the shelf will look like a flat donut.
  5. Hot glue shelf into top of bowl.
  6. Cut pool noodles with a knife.
  7. Hot glue Fruit Loops.
  8. Hot glue ribbon to the outside to hold up the bowl.
  9. Win your costume contest looking fab as freak.

Milk Carton Items

  • Cardboard box
  • Spray paint
  • Pool noodle & duct tape
  • Paper & glue
  • Ribbon & hot glue

Instructions

  1. Spray paint box.
  2. Cut out letters for “Milk”.
  3. Glue letters on.
  4. Staple or hot glue ribbons on for straps.
  5. Duct tape straw (pool noodle) in corner.
  6. Win your costume contest looking cool as crap.

The OG DIY can be found here

I hope y’all had a great Halloween! We went over to my work because Southwest Airlines knows how to throw a mad party. Then we worked all day. At night, we watched one episode of Stranger Things… and then a Gilmore Girls so I wouldn’t be too scared. 

Also, tonight we are making dinner in a pumpkin because we didn’t have time last night, & I’m so excited. I love holidays and traditions and celebrating! Speaking of, Thanksgiving is coming up and I’m stoked.

Xoxo,

Alyse

Emoji Cookies

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Hey people!

The weekend is almost over, which totally blows, so here are some emoji cookies to cheer you up! Aren’t they just the cutest little guys ever? Also, they were actually yummy- which surprised me because sugar cookies aren’t my very fav, but I loved these! So the cookies were straight forward literally just got the Betty Crocker bag, and this was the recipe for the frosting.

Okay, so back to the cookie making process. I found out that I have misplaced my rolling pin, so had to use a cup. Then realized that I didn’t have a circle cookie cutter. We washed out a can of food from the pantry and used the empty can to cut the circles. For the poop emoji, we literally used a knife to cut out that shape. The one thing I did have was a little heart shaped cookie cutter, so I did some of those as well.

So then for the frosting. I watched like 5 YouTube videos about frosting before I started making it. My fav part is that it has almond extract in it because almond extract is so good. I made a big batch of frosting and divided them up into different bowls before adding in various food coloring. I didn’t have piping bags, so I made them by putting frosting in small plastic bags and then cutting a tiny hole in the corner. So once the frosting is on, you make little swirls with a toothpick to fill in the gaps and to create the design. It’s like art…that you eat. Which is my favorite type of art. Clearly, these cookies are not made by Martha Stewart, but it was SO FUN to do them. I could see myself making these for my kids’ birthday parties one day. Well, not emojis, but just decorated, fun cookies.

I made them originally for my Social Media Team because it was Spirit Week at work and I thought it would be fitting for our team! They were def a hit. Try them out! Lemme know what you think.

XOXO,

Alyse