Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookies to Melt Your Heart!

For the past few months I have been making fudge for one of my neighbors as a thank you for some landscaping help he gave me last year. He liked the gift of fudge so much, he has called me several times to thank me and says it is the best payment he could have received (I still think I got the better deal, as he spent 3 hours with his tractor moving dirt around my yard and refused payment). The last delivery of fudge was accompanied by the usual thanks, but a new request.....could I possibly make chocolate chip cookies for the next item? I said no problem, as always, though in my head I was freaking out. Why was I freaking out, you ask? Well, despite the fact that I cook and bake, and love every second of it, I haven't made chocolate chip cookies in about 3 years! The last batch was not a total disaster, but they basically ended up like chocolate chip cookie pancakes and I wasn't about to repeat that! I don't like to toot my own horn - I do think I am a pretty capable baker, but for whatever reason this request terrified me. When I went to fulfill my promise of chocolate chip cookies, I turned to my good old standby, Bette Hagman and her cookbook called "Gluten Free Gourmet - Revised Edition". I have had mixed results with her recipes, but thought I would give her chocolate chip recipe a try, and am I ever glad I did! They turned out beautifully! Though they are high in calories (even in the one-bite size I did, they are still about 80 calories each!), they are melt-in-your-mouth AMAZING! I am so happy to be able to deliver these to my neighbor today, I hope he likes them, and if you need a great gluten free chocolate chip recipe, I highly recommend the Bette Hagman book :)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Super Sunday - My New Website is Here!

After much work, coffee, yelling and cursing at computer screens, and, at last, awkward happy dances, the new face of Little Studio Photography and Jewellery is here! I am not a website designer, so it took WAY longer than I had expected, but now the website is actually much more similar my blog, and definitely easier to navigate. I have to thank Chica and Pumukl for the design of my blog and inspiration to make my website and other advertising mediums more cohesive. Next up is redoing my banners for my shops to match my blog and website.

The old website was a bit confusing, and, let's face it, far to much work when I want to be concentrating on making new items for you, so the new site is much smoother and easier to get around. You'll find links to all of my shops, as well as other places to see my work. You'll also see the charities I'm trying to help, and get links to all the blogs I am a part of.

I do hope you will stop by my website and take a look at all of the wonderful places you can see (and purchase!) my works.

I have many more pieces in progress that I hope to be able to show you soon (especially since I don't have to work on my website for a while).
Have a great Sunday,

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