Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cutest pitbull you ever did see!

gimme your food

cutest baby ever

stop following me with that stupid camera.

Thanksgiving: Italian Wedding Cookies!

papi requested these italian wedding cookies for thanksgiving without knowing that what he really wanted was french macarons.

doesn't really matter because i got a fancy new camera (Nikon D5100) and wanted to take a picture of anything and EVERYTHING!

aren't they pretty??? i have a lot more to edit, but i really wanted to share them with you!

for those wanting to make them - i did it differently this time. Instead of rolling out the cookie dough, which i'm terrible at, i used my hands to roll little balls of dough and flatten them with my palm. i then pressed them into the sprinkles before i baked them.  to make sure they were all the same size, i used two things - a mini muffin tin and a whoopie pie mold. both small circular shapes. keep in mind that using this method will make them a bit thicker and require a few extra minutes of baking. also - dont be an idiot like myself, and make sure to remember to poke holes in the cookies with a fork prior to baking. after baking, assemble the same way.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Soft Pumpkin Cookies!!

HOLY WOW!!! you guys!! you HAVE to make this cookie for your thanksgiving spread!

this is the ultimate come back from my baking hiatus! i finally figured out how to use my damn gas oven, and i'm pumped! these cookies are soft little pillows from heaven, and i swear by that. i didnt bother with icing - and the cookies were still ah-mazzzinggg!

i randomly got stressed out that i had unused pumpkin in my pantry, and immediately googled "easy pumpkin cookie recipe" - i kid you not, this was the first recipe that i saw that was on a blog and clicked on it. turns out, the recipe was super easy, super quick, and super delicious (and i had all the ingredients in the house already - hi, my name is madeleine and i am a food hoarder!). google for the win!!

Old fashioned Soft Pumpkin Cookies

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
  • 1 cup Libby's 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease baking sheets.
Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in medium bowl. Beat sugar and butter in large mixer bowl until well blended. Beat in pumpkin, egg and vanilla extract until smooth. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets.
Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely to 18 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely"

how easy is that?? i highly suggest getting a cookie scoop thinger for this, i had to use an actual teaspoon and it sucked because its a fairly sticky batter!


Be Happy

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

hey guys its me, i still suck at blogging!

i thought i'd say hi and tell you that i have a few great recipes to share with you. we'll see when i get the motivation to post them!

in the meantime, follow me:

on twitter: @madeleinefuster
or just follow my blog over there to the right ---->>> see that there. do it.

i'm funny on twitter & sparkly on pinterest - do it!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Toddlers & Tiaras: Ultimate Grand Supreme Beauty Queen

toddler is gettin' SASSY!
oh hey metro lines!! (you wouldnt get it unless you lived or travel to DC) :)

just a toddler on the metro

at whitlows with my loves!

had NO idea that this was a bar and not a stage!

night #2 :) love my girls!

ghostbusters came to save me hahahaha
ULTIMATE GRAND SUPREME TITLE HAS NOW BEEN PASSED DOWN TO MY SISTER. its a sad day for everyone in the Madeleine Fuster Fan Club.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy November!!

{*via Mimi+Meg}
i just love these calendars so much from Mimi+Meg!! Happy November to you! I cant believe it's already the end of the year, it flew by so quickly. I hate winter time, but I love the holidays. Plenty of time to get back into cooking and baking - which I am slacking so hard on!

hope you cool people keep reading even though i've been such a bum about this blog! I'll share pictures from Halloween tomorrow! it was a good one! hint: tiara!