A few months ago I attended a wonderful event on the Eastern Shore as a guest of the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association and Cabot Creamery Cooperative (I do some social media work for them!) and I won this awesome cow-themed Kitchen Aid Mixer as part of a social media contest. Well I use it all the time and and I finally remembered to pull out my camera so I can document how we use this wonderful machine in our home. Thanksgiving Day, my youngest and I decided to make our famous lemon sugar cookies to bring to dinner. We first started making these when I went to visit a friend and her ailing grandfather. I wanted to bring him a treat but it needed to be something soft that he could chew. Enter Lemon Sugar Cookies that I found on Pinterest. Ryan doesn’t like chocolate chip cookies (just the dough) so these are her absolute favorite and she knows exactly how to make them.

Ryan is a pro with the zester

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Look at that steady hand!

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The mixer is so easy, even her little hand can turn it on (with mom’s supervision of course!)

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Lamb apron, cow mixer. I’m sensing a theme here…2014-11-29_0005

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Her favorite part – “testing” the dough to make sure it tastes right

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Super artsy…Self-portrait in the mixer bowl

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And the final result – voila! Delicious tangy, sugar cookies!2014-11-29_0010

Ryan approves!

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  • AnnMarie Denis - November 29, 2014 - 2:21 pm

    Adorable! Meghan I love your work, so bright and fresh, light and airy! And your little is pretty darn cute too!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Malloy Squires - November 29, 2014 - 2:22 pm

    Your cookies are sooooo good!!!! I love them!!!!ReplyCancel

I’m a total slacker. I’ll be the first one to admit it. I am pretty good at making sure I take pictures of the girls as often as possible until I get busy and then it just doesn’t happen. But that’s not good. I need to make sure it happens, because they’ll only be this age once, right? Well we took a trip to the aquarium a few weeks ago and I snapped some pictures of the girls at the bubble tubes. Now, in color, these pictures are completely blue because of the way the room is lit. The only light source is coming from the tubes and I love the way these look in black and white. So, rather than have to scramble for weeks-old pictures for this blog post, I’m going to try and do better and find a reason each week to take pictures at home. And when you have kids, finding a reason isn’t hard.

Now visit the blog of Lisa Tarplee, Palm City family photographer, to see what her adorable kids are up to!

 

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  • Lisa - October 23, 2014 - 10:42 am

    THese are perfect in black and white! Great shots!ReplyCancel

I had the most wonderful foodie experience a few weeks ago! I attended the Field-to-Fork dinner at St. Brigid’s Farm on the Eastern Shore. I was lucky enough to be a guest of the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association since I do some marketing work on behalf of Cabot Cheese and I also love food and talk about it all the time. So even before dinner, myself and a group of food bloggers from the D.C. area were treated to a private wine and cheese pairing at Crow Vineyard. Cabot’s Favorite Foodie the wonderful Candace Karu led us through the cheese offering from Cabot’s new Farmer’s Legacy Collection. One of the folks from Crow Vineyard paired their wines with the various cheeses. And the were both SO DELICIOUS! Who knew such great wine was made right here in Maryland?

After our wine and cheese fun, we headed down the road to St. Brigid’s Farm for our yummy dinner.  All 140 of us sat at one long table. It was an intimate dinner with strangers who became dining companions. The evening was beautiful. The food delicious and the scenery was breathtaking. We were surrounded by cows who ate grass and wondered what we were doing.  The food and wine were local and we even sat across from Kevin who made the sausage for the main dish.  It was just an awesome evening and I can’t wait to go back next year. Enjoy some photos from the evening’s events!!

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A few weeks ago we introduced the girls to the wonderful movie “Hook.” They absolutely loved it and decided to try and fly by jumping off stairs and onto each other’s beds. The next day they donned fairy wings and we went into the woods right behind our house to have and “adventure.” It’s amazing how much fun you can have so close to home. We saw frogs, animal tracks and even found a raccoon skull. Bangarang!!

Now visit my friend Ft. Myers photographer Shannon Dodge’s blog to see what’s happening in her world!

 

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Meet Taylor – Arundel High School Class of 2015 and one of my awesome senior reps. She is just a natural in front of the camera – so at ease and exuding confidence.  We shot all over Downtown Annapolis and literally shot until the rain came in. She is an absolute pleasure to work with and she’s looking forward to attending college next year. Good luck Taylor!!!

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