Happy Lemon Cake Cheese Straws!

This is the only handmade item I managed to squeak out for the holidays this year! Sad! I just didn’t haven enough time to make stuff for everyone, but at least my mom got a cozy! Lemon-flavored desserts are one of her faves!

For Hairy’s mom, I was going to try making cheese straws. I had them for the first time in South Carolina many years ago. Hairy always says his mom is big into crackers, and for some reason, homemade cheese straws as a gift came to mind.

I looked through a bunch of different recipes and settled on this one by Ina Garten. I figured if she thought it was delicious, it would surely be a winner. And while they ARE delicious, they aren’t really what I think cheese straws are, which actually have cheddar cheese in the dough, and end up more like a really long and giant Cheez-It.

Hairy then took over the kitchen to bake some ginger loaves. Whenever Hairy cooks, Bibi likes to wedge herself between his legs. She picks the most inconvenient spot ever to chillax. This happens all the time and is so funny to me. Even when she was a teeny tiny puppy, she liked to watch Hairy cook, and it really had nothing to do with waiting to be fed or finding crumbs. I think she just likes to be where everyone else is.

Here’s a quick pic I took of a cup. I want to do a whole scarf full of different cups and mugs filled with tea or coffee or hot cocoa!

On Christmas day, Hairy and I will eat brunch with his parents, and then we will have dinner at my folks’ house. Oh crap. I forgot to wrap our presents for the White Elephant gift exchange! Best do it now before I forget!

I hope everyone has a relaxing and delicious holiday!!!

16 Comments on “Happy Lemon Cake Cheese Straws!”

  • Maggi


    Cutest cozy ever, your mom will love it! Merry Christmas!

  • love all of the things that you make im a huge fan!! will purchase items asap! lol

    • aw thank you! i don’t really make a habit of accepting money order, but we can discuss when the time comes :). i know there is not much to buy right now!

  • Cindy


    Mmmm lemon cake! My little pug ALWAYS needs to be right under foot while we’re cooking. There have been a few scary moments of hot liquid almost spilling on her and one time my boyfriend accidently dropped a knife and it almost stabbed her head! Now we commander her to get out of the kitchen but it never works. She’s so small that it’s really easy to lose track of where she is and trip over her. I hope Bibi is big enough that this doesn’t happen to her!

    Anyway Merry Christmas! Teacup/mug scarf sounds super cute. Can’t wait to see one!

    • omg i admit sometimes she might get knocked in the head if i move around don’t see her, but she is a sturdy beast so i don’t worry too much. i have to ask Hairy if a knife to the head was ever an issue! πŸ˜›

  • Lady J


    I love the idea of the tea and or coffee cup scarf! I can’t wait to see it! I collect coffee and tea cups and am a big lover of warm cozy drinks. Are you going to sell it on etsy?

    • if i get the chance to make one, yep, i will put it on etsy πŸ™‚

  • tara


    a whole scarf of those mugs would be great!

    • it will be fun because it will be so colorful!

  • Lee


    Merry Christmas Twinkie!!
    Can’t wait to see what yummy delights you have in store for us in 2010!!
    I think the iced lemon cake has now tied with the black forrest as my most favourite -_^!!

    • thanks so much!!! i still have a wee soft spot for the upside down pineapple cake cozy!

  • Michelle


    Love the cozy. I know your mom loved it too. The cheese sticks looked yummy. Bibi is too cute as usual. πŸ™‚ And love the crocheted cup. I can’t wait to see the finished product of that. Hope you had a grand day. πŸ™‚

    • the day was good! i hope you had a great one, too!

  • Nathalie


    I love this box ! Is it your new dog ? I’m sorry, i’m french ^^’
    Cute blog!

  • Jeffree Star Fan


    Cute Dog!!!!!

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