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It's Been a While Since I've Shown You What I've Baked and Done

Sunday, February 23, 2014

When I last blogged it was the middle of December 2013. Happy New Year everybody!!
Going back to December, I baked some ginger cookies for a friend's Christmas present:

I attended my brother's fiancé's birthday and was asked to bake the cake….gluten free red velvet:

We went out for New Year's Eve with some friends and I got a little dressed up:

I baked some pumpkin chocolate chip oatmeal cookies for my hairdresser for Christmas. He does such a great job and totally deserves them:

One day we were out and stopped in at Grocery Outlet. I couldn't resist taking a picture of these. I do wonder what crunchy flavor tastes like, but didn't feel the need to actually purchase them:

One of my friends had a birthday and I baked him some lemon pudding cookies with white chocolate chips and dried blueberries. They were a big hit:

For Valentine's Day, my husband made me this cute card representing all the kitties that we feed. The tabby and calico are Malika and Callie. The black ones are all feral (well…semi feral because they're kind of used to us) and the grey/white one is also a feral-ish cat that hangs out in our front yard.

On 2/15 we helped my brother move from his apartment into his fiancé's house and I brought some gf red velvet brownies as sustenance:

On the work front, we are testing out if adding fiber to the diet of dialysis patients will reduce toxins that build up in their blood. We thought that maybe making a cracker would be an easy way to eat it. These are a couple of attempts I made at home.

On the running front, I've been doing some running. Foot/ankle is still weird but kind of moved to my arch…hoping it all balances out soon….getting frustrating.
On a happy note, my birthday was on Wednesday. I deferred the part/cake baking to Saturday (yesterday). This is the cake for this year, gluten free chocolate cake with cherry glaze:

Something to ponder until next time :-)
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    Happy Birthday! (Those red velvet brownies look like they mean business!) These are some lovely creative endeavors - that you can eat and share! Yay!
    I think that extended love recognition (with the cats) was really sweet!
    I hope your foot/ankle/arch thing does get better. I think of you doing your first race sometimes when I realize that I'm really doing it and I'm past all the "I can'ts"

    Happy Sparking!

    2567 days ago
    You have been Very quiet on the blog front! Looks like you have spent your time wisely though. You. Look wonderful and yes, your hairdresser does great work. Your hair cut is adorable! I hope that your foot ankle issues disappear very soon!

    2655 days ago
  • ROBYN168
    Your baked good always make me hungry. They look so good. That cherry glaze looks absolutely to die for. I hope someone else baked it for you though. Happy belated birthday. I am sorry I missed it on the real day!!!!!
    2660 days ago
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    Love your New Years Eve dress! You looked fantastic in it!!

    All of your baked goods always look so delicious - especially your birthday cake! Hope you had a fabulous birthday!
    2663 days ago
    Yum and fun all rolled into one. You look great in your picture. When will you know about the protein helping with diabetes?
    2664 days ago
    WOW! WOW! WOW! Everything looks so good.
    2665 days ago
    Great looking treats as always! Hope your B-day was fantastic! Was it a BIG one?!?!?
    2665 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8667808
    Where to start?!
    1. Happy belated birthday!
    2. You look as great as everything you've made:)
    3. Love the kitty card! I'm impressed by his talent. Much better than my stick cats.
    4. Glad to know you're still able to run. I hope the foot issues are temporary.
    5. Good question about crunchy flavor. I've seen a box of cookies at our GrocOut that said they had a "tasty flavor". If it has flavor, doesn't that already imply taste? It worries me that they don't describe either the taste or flavor.
    6. As for the point to ponder, it makes me wonder if Jay Z would agree or disagree;)
    7. Thanks for the blog! 'Tis great to hear from you. emoticon
    2665 days ago
    Always enjoy the baked goods, at least virtually! Your birthday cake looks delish.
    2665 days ago
    oooo I'd like the recipe for the red velvet brownies please
    2665 days ago
    I've missed your baked goods blogs! :) The lemon pudding cookies sound and look sooo good!

    You look fantastic in your New Year's Eve dress!
    2666 days ago
    Winter games haha
    The Olympics are just over and also my home town Mission just hosted the provincial winter games
    2666 days ago
    Happy Birthday Nat !!
    So much yumminess on your blog
    Your husband's Valentine's Day card is so sweet
    Thanks for stopping by my spark page.
    All is well with me, I am hoping for some winter fun this week, skiing and snowshoeing and hiking in the snow.

    2666 days ago
    Nat, mazal tov on your brothers engagement. You must be so happy for him!!
    And mazal tov to you on your B-day! To one hundred and twenty ;-) you look beautiful... lovely picture...
    2666 days ago
    I always love hearing about what you're baking. All of it looks delish. Happy Birthday, too!
    2666 days ago
    Crunchy flavor, LOL. All of your goodies look yummy and you look beautiful. Cute kitty card!
    2666 days ago
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    So good to hear from you. Glad to see that your life has not been cookie deprived!

    Tell that foot to shape up.
    2666 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1506126
    Happy Belated Birthday! You are looking good!

    Sorry to hear about the foot/ankle frustrating, hope that gets resolved soon.

    You always make the yummiest treats!

    Good Luck with the fiber cracker for the patients.

    Your hubby is a good artist, very cute cats.
    2666 days ago
    You look lovely and your yummies, as usual, look scrumptious.
    2666 days ago
    All the goodies look delicious, as usual! You look fantastic too!! I'm a little frightened of the "crunchy flavor" haha.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! emoticon emoticon
    2666 days ago
    Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are my favorite - nice that you baked the gluten free goodies too. Now I am hungry! emoticon
    2666 days ago
    looks yummy!!! awww the kitties are so cute! Happy belated Birthday! Hope you had a terrific day!!
    2666 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6329775
    WOW - so many good treats. Your birthday cake looks scrumptious!!! You are such a talented baker!

    2666 days ago
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