Saturday, December 12, 2015

Day 12...

25 Days

had a lovely birthday party. 
Homemade Alfredo that is an Olive Garden knock off. It is decadent. 
Recipe that I use with great success is: 

We ordered real Olive Garden bread sticks though, because Mom stinks at making bread sticks.
And of course she had a cookie cake from Sams because she loves their cookie cakes :)

Katie's 18th Birthday

On the agenda for today....


Lord, give me strength....

Until tomorrow....
I'll be keeping my hands to work..
my heart to God..
while treating my neighbor with kindness and respect, 
and trying to be the best me I can be.
It's hard, isn't it?
I may stumble and I may fall, but I pick myself up and I remember:
To thine own self be true...
I want to BE the change I want to SEE.
Join me!

Merry Christmas,
Vonna xxxx


  1. Thanks for sharing the recipe......sounds delicious.
    Oh, sugar cookies.........have fun and I know they will be decorated beautifully.
    Put on your Santa cap and ..........BAKE !!

  2. Hmmm, I am guessing Christmas cut-out cookies unless you have decided to decorate with your cookie cutters. Thank you for sharing the knock off Alfredo sauce. Enjoy your Saturday, Vonna!

  3. Cookie cutters! Oh, how I love looking at and eating Christmas cookies, but oh, that process of cutting them out and re-rolling the pastry dough, and the exchanging of cookie sheets in and out of the oven, and the TIME it takes to frost and decorate them? oh, not so much. And did I mention the clean up process afterwards? Ugh! But you Vonna, as you have proven in earlier blog posts, are quite the cookie expert. Your cookies could go up against Martha Stewart's any day. You will survive, and they will be as beautiful as your stitching, and delicious...and unfortunately, gone all too soon. Courage my dear. Your readers wish they could bite into one right now!

  4. Thank you for the recipe, Vonna. I am looking forward to seeing photos of all the delicious, beautifully decorated cookies!

  5. I am looking forward to seeing your cookie masterpieces!

  6. Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate your 18th birthday!

  7. The Homemade Alfredo sounds really good.
    Home made cookies are the best.
    Know Katie enjoyed her birthday cookie.

  8. Have fun with the cookie cutters. I don't know how you have the patients to decorate them so elaborately.

  9. Looks like you'll be busy for a while with all those cookie cutters! I love making sugar cookies.

  10. I'm so behind on my blog reading! But happy belated birthday to Katie! Good luck with the cookies! I love seeing them -- you are so talented in every way!

  11. Anonymous9:35 PM

    Happy birthday, Katie! Hope your next year is your BEST year!

  12. Happy belated birthday to Katie! Oh how fun baking cookies. Yours are always so beautifully decorated. Looking forward to seeing what you do for this year:) Thanks for sharing the recipe. Sounds so good. love Annette

  13. Happy belated birthday to Katie. Can't wait to see what you use the cutters for!

  14. Happy Birthday Katie! Thanks for sharing your recipe, and who doesn't love Olive Garden's bread-sticks, they would be tough to top.

  15. That is a lot of cookie cutters! Thank you for the recipe..sounds delicious and easy.

  16. You do have know you do ;) Enjoying your posts. Happy Sunday!

  17. Time to make the cookies!

  18. Glad that Katie had a wonderful birthday party with her favourite food. And this recipe sounds so absolutely delicious, hmmmm, yummy. Just thinking of it makes my mouth water ...

  19. I have not had a cookie cake yet!! I should ask for one next year!! Speaking of COOKIES---yay!! We get to see all those lovely creations again! Just thinking about all the time and effort you put in them tires me out! Hugs!


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