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I've had my not-so-brilliant moments when I tupperwared up a box of bakery cookies, and passed them off as my own. I know that I'm not the only mom to do this. More than a few other mom’s toted in their fake baked cookies (and cupcakes) to various holiday parties at school over the years. Hey, we don't all have the skills or the time to start from scratch. Ok, so I’m not alone in my inability to bake amazing goodies for my son’s parties, school functions, extracurricular events and bake sales.
That’s where “Bake Sale Fail” came in to play. I felt like a total failure. I mean, shouldn’t I have some sort of mom gene that allows me to whip up chewy chocolate chip cookies in an instant or bake the perfect three-tiered cake? Not really. Some of us just aren’t from-scratch girls. And that’s ok. That said, I do like getting creative in the kitchen. With a few simple ingredients (and the help of good friends such as Betty Crocker and Duncan Hines) I am able to create some cute cupcakes, pudding pies, terrific truffles (my favorite) and other assorted baked goods. If you’re stressed enough about the holidays already, don’t add to your frustration with trying to over-do it when it comes to cooking. Check out my new holiday edition eBook for a few so-simple recipes that are still super-tasty! As a bonus, they are easy enough for the kids to help out with.
If you want a taste of what’s in the book, take a look at:
Pumpkin Pie No-Bake Truffles
Pretzel and Chocolate Oreo Cookie Balls
Frozen Olaf Melting S’mores