Sunday, March 18, 2012

I am head over heels

so I just needed to share 

this lovely new cookbook
that came to my door the other day

we have been baking from it all weekend long
first up were these amazing
oatmeal coconut cookies
really without a lie these are the best cookies I have ever made
and that is saying something because I have made millions
of cookies in my lifetime
{the cookie dough is to die for...i am surprised we had any left to make the cookies}
next we moved onto the
banana-chocolate chip cupcakes
chocolate cream cheese frosting all I can say to that
bourbon bread pudding
is next our list
this is my new favourite cookbook
and the images are just darling
and so are cheryl and griffith the owners
The back in the day bakery in Savannah, Georgia
pop over here  to see the book trailer....soooooo adorable 
{so much for my non-sugar month...we will see if I can be good for the rest of the week...really you  say...I can just hear you all now}

{hugadoodles to you all}

I am now officially on spring break for 2 whole weeks
happy happy dance


Ruby Jean said...

I think I just Tumbled myself... :) These look and sound delicious... I am going to have to pick this book up.. It sounds like a lot of fun!!!

Sherri B. said...

I just got a new cookbook but I think I really, really neeeeed this one too! - Have a great spring break! xo

i.ikeda said...

Enjoy your Spring Break! Mine is just ending, although I spent it all working anyway. :) I'm a workaholic though.
And oh my goodness, this cook book needs to be in my kitchen right now. I'm so getting it. Can I order it online? I need to go find it right now. Hugs and thanks you for the tip! Xoxoxoxo

Jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet koralee, this book looks and sounds wonderful! These cookies look so YUMMIE!! And oatmeal coconut cookies are my favorite! It's so hard to find them here. Have a lovely merry happy week ahead and love to you!


~Chris said...

These cookies look so good, Koralee! They remind me of my neighbor's well loved oatmeal cookies. I've never put coconut in them... I'm SURE it's GREAT in oatmeal cookies ~ Your other desserts sound fabulous too!
I'll definitely check this out!

I'm off to sleep now, it's a full week of school this week.
Oh, I meant to ask if your weather has made a turn for the better. Did the snow melt, I hope!?

Have a WONDERFUL and RELAXING two weeks ~ you OH SOOOO deserve a nice rest!
Blessings always,

Teresa Kasner said...

Oh my.. cookies are my absolute fave dessert-y thing, ahead of pies and cakes... and a big chewy thick warm oatmeal one is the top of my list. I'll have to check out this cookbook. Your photos are top drawer!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Anonymous said...

Those cookies look divine! And, Hello?? Bourbon Bread Pudding? Oh my gosh. I would eat the entire pan. {And, I love Spring Break too}

Hugadoodles...I LOVE that! As always, your posts delight and inspire! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Sounds yummy! I wish we had smell and tastes through blogs! Have a lovely week! Traci

Unknown said...

That looks like a lovely yummy book ;-) Those cookies look really nice. Enjoy your break ;-) dee xx

Rubyred said...

Oh those cookies do look delicious!! Have a Fabulous Spring Break Koralee!
Rachel x

Alessandra said...

Have a good break!


tinajo said...

You´re making me drool - sounds wonderful! :-)

jane said...

delicious :)..spring break? Yay the sun is shining and the birds are singing...time to get the easter decs out I think x
enjoy your break x x x x x x x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


OK, This is a book that I must check out for BACK IN THE DAY when my momma baked, the confections were the best. REAL BUTTER, NOTHING BUT sugar, good flour and other pure ingredients were used. I remember coming home from school from time to time, finding a devil's food cake sitting there with REAL BUTTERCREAM FROSTING...and then the savory recipes from these old Betty Crocker recipe cards she had...oh dear, the memories are probably the sweetest thing of post in the making here! ENJOY !!! Anita

It's me said...

You make my yammie

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Okay, lovely lady, you have two whole weeks to bake cookies, get inspired and finish YOUR BOOK! Wow, what awesome things to look out to. Blowing a kiss across the seven seas xoxoxoxo

Barbara said...

Wow...this looks like a fabulous cookbook, Koralee. Going over to take a peek at it right now. Love Savannah, don't you??
Have a happy spring break!

Molly said...

I love retro, I love these colours,
I love your pictures.
Lovely hugs

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

What a wonderful title for a cookery book Koralee.
....and, if I had been at your house when you were making them, there wouldn't have been any cookie dough to bake, as I would have eaten it all !! Cookie dough is my weakness....I love it !
....and many thanks for your lovely comment the other is a privilege to call you my friend. XXXX

harmony and rosie said...

Well, with a recommendation like that I'm going to have to check that book out. Your cookies look delicious!
Have a wonderful break.
Kate x

Anonymous said...

I LOVE Savannah! And this cookbook looks amazing. I can't wait to check it out! Thanks for sharing, love.

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

oh tum tum is growling!!!! my mouth is watering and i have all these ingredients in my closet! those incredible oatmeal coconut cookies have just been added to my loooooong list of things to do today but what a reward for a days worth of hard work!!!! i have always been in love with the addition of coconut to cookies and very excited to try this particular recipe -- i mean it comes with the HIGHEST of praise!!!! : ) sending you sweet hugs and much love!!!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

The best? Wow, that's an endorsement. I am a girl who loves cookies. I like them more than many other treats. Off to investigate this cookbook.

SLR said...

That sweet book is on my list to get! I would love to visit the bakery someday soon too...
Gotta try those cookies...they sound amazing!!!!

Deborah said...

oooh so sweet :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Sandra van Doorn said...

looks like a fabulous book!

the trailer was great fun to watch, it seems like happiness is an ingredient to their beautiful recipes too:)

Vintage Home said...

oh dear a bad 2 weeks for sugar deprivation!...Have a great hols.....hopefully we will see some sunshine!

Hearts Turned said...

SO fabulous, Koralee! I can't wait for mine to arrive--ordered it the moment it was available on Amazon! I've had my eye on it for quite a while...anything that combines vintage with baking is so very dear to my heart!

Wishing you the most beautiful of days--and a wonderful spring break, too, dear friend!


Paula said...

Dear, sweet Koralee,

This cookbook sounds fabulous! My sweet men would love the goodies I bake from it, so I will have to purchase a copy! I am so glad you enjoyed it and found some new favourites! Your photos are gorgeous, as always! I love pink and roses!!! You make everything so sweet and happy! I hope you have a wonderful, restful and fun spring break sweetie! Lots of love and hugadoodles (that is so cute!) in return!!!! xoxox~ your friend, Paula

Monica said...

This cookbook sounds great, and with your high recommendation, I will just have to pop on over to Amazon and add it to my wishlist. I'm always up for a new cookbook. Happy Monday to you :)

Robynne's Nest said...

Hi Koralee, thanks for dropping by my's lovely to meet you...your blog is fantastic and so visual. Good luck with you wonderful...I'll be watching for it's release. I think you probably found me via Vintage Scoops...a very clever lady who lives in my village! Robx

Unknown said...

Yum! Cookies look scrumptious and what a list of recipes for one book of goodness! xo

Crafted by Carly said...

I am probably the worlds most terrible baker. BUT, I may just have to get myself this book anyway - just to drool over the pretty pictures! :-)
P.S. Make the most of your spring break! x

Hopelessly Romantic Art Studio said...

Boy do those cookies look good. Oatmeal raisin are my favorite and adding coconut to the mix will make them even more sooooo. That cookbook sounds wonderful. BTW, can't wait for your book to come out. A big congratulations to you...I hope it is packed full of your lovely photos too. Hmmm I really tea to have an afternoon tea now. Thanks for sharing your marvelous finds!
Hugs, Gerri

Gloria said...

My mouth is watering over your photos of these delicious cookies! I love cookies and baking them. That is my weakness,,,homemade cookies, well...ONE of my sweet weaknesses. I saw a little article in one of the, Where Women Cook issues, about this bakery. Our middle daughter lives in Georgia. Not in Savannah,,,but within a days driving distance from there. I would love to go visit that Bakery. It looked SOOOO cute! I was very smitten with the photos of it. I KNOW I would LOVE this cookbook. Thanks for sharing!

Happy Happy dancing to you!! Enjoy!


Maria said...

Hi Koralee!
Oh my... I just noticed that I commented again last night, without checking to see if Chris was still signed in. When I'm on my old laptop or my little iPod, I don't have to check... but if I'm on our desktop, I need to check to see who's signed in.
Koralee, I read Matthew 6:25-34 last night and will read it each night Sydney's away, keeping her in prayer. I know she will be God's hands and feet helping others to know His heart ♥
God bless you and your beautiful family, Koralee ~
Wishing you some spring weather to go along with your break too!
* Maria

Marilyn Miller said...

Hooray for spring break and cookies! That first one makes me want oatmeal cookies. I have a family recipe that is also to die for. Love the old recipes, but certainly are not the healthiest. Oh well!

Vicki said...

Hi, Koralee, sweet friend,
"Back in the day" recipes are always the best, aren't they? Those cookies look absolutely delicious. I think I can almost taste them from here in Texas! Wow, two weeks off, fantastic!! Replenish your spirit each day~ Blessings always~ Vicki

vintage grey said...

This looks like a fabulous cookbook! Thanks for sharing it! Sounds and looks like there are so yummy recipes! xo Heather

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

Enjoy your much deserved break. Gonna have to get me this cookbook. And SOON! Looks soooo good.

magie said...

This post is making me seriously hungry now :P The cookbook and the recipes sound great! I am liking the sound of the chocolate cream cheese frosting (cream cheese frosting is my fav!).
Have a great spring break :)

Apple Blossom Barn said...

Oh now I love the look of that book
I am a cook book addict the prettier the better, I can not wait to get yours!

Best wishes


Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Oh yum! They all sound delicious! Congrats on your own book deal. I know it is gonna be fantastic! Best wishes, Tammy said...

Enjoy your spring break! Oh my those recipes all sound so mouth watering. I will definitely check out that book!

Sue said...

I want to know how you bake so many wonderful things and still stay so slim and trim? I love to bake, but I don't do it nearly like I used to because after many years of eating what I my middle age it is so easy to gain weight. I miss the baking process as much (well almost as much) as the finished product! The cookies look wonderful.

Have a fun spring break!

wendy said...

well, I have not seen this cookbook and I bet it is adorable...but I DO HAVE a delish coconut, oatmeal choc chip cookie recipe. One of those handed down in the family.
the cupcakes wow, they sound wonderful. Cupcakes are kind of the new rage right now aren't they.

happy spring !!