October always reminds me of Breast Cancer Awareness. I thought it would be fun to make lingerie cookies to give away and help highlight the cause. They were a LOT of work. I'd not piped and flooded cookies before and royal icing is easy to use if you have the right consistency of frosting AND the right tools! Which, I did not. However, I am not a professional nor was I paid to make them, so I think they turned out fairly well~~~
October 1 is also a friend's birthday and since her parents came to visit, I made banana tarts (well, some were just vanilla pudding, but still). I layered the bananas and the pudding til I got to the top and then glopped on the whipped topping. YUMMY!
These were very easy and fun to make. Trying to place it on the blog was not fun. I cannot rotate the darn picture. However, these are Mud Hen Bars
They are delicious and messy and the link shows how to make them. There are a few recipes out there and the one I am sharing has GREAT pics and directions. Some differences, I did NOT use the extra yolks in the crust since I used meringue powder (lots less work!) for the topping instead of egg whites. I also added more chocolate chips to the base and would have added vanilla if I had found this recipe before I used the one I did have.