I. Am. A. Robot. Wife. I bake cookies.

October 28th

Amy’s Tie One On is a monthly apron sew-along with a theme. October’s theme is costume aprons. I have no costume-wearing plans this year, so instead I raided my stash to figure out how I could create something from what I already had. (Minor victory: I am doing a pretty good job this month of sorting through the ridiculous amounts of craft supplies in my studio to create projects, rather than rush out to shop with my growing stack of JoAnn’s coupons.)

Holly homemaker, fill up my glass

Viola. The Stepford Wife apron. Pour yourself a glass of wine, bounce a baby on your hip, pull cookies from the oven and put a nutritionally balanced meal on the table, all while wearing a cocktail dress, heels and pearls. This must be a costume because God knows no such woman exists.

Holly Homemaker apron

And yes, Amanda, you are right. I do need a tripod. Otherwise, I have to photograph such items while they are tied to pillows. Apron details: one Isaac Mizrahi cloth napkin from Target paired with about 3/4 a yard of grossgrain pink ribbon. Tres facil!

In other news — a super easy autumn recipe:
Peanut Butter Pumpkin Cookies

Ingredients:
1 store mix for peanut butter cookies (I like Betty Crocker)
1 egg
1/3 cup of oil
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
1 cup of pumpkin puree.

Mix thoroughly and place in large globs on a ungreased cookie sheet. Cook at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes until the tops are browning, but the cookie is still squishy. Give them 15-20 minutes to cool on the cookies sheets before moving them to a serving platter. The pumpkin gives them a moist, muffin-like texture and these are delicious. Anyone who likes a peanut butter cookie will appreciate the seasonal twist. Seriously, the guys at the bagel shop ate 10 of these the other morning before I’d ordered my bagel and sat down to chat. I’m pretty sure they would have inhaled another dozen if I’d obliged. Enjoy!

~K

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10 Responses

  1. Tres facile mais tres mignon!
    Boy,I need to go scope out the Target housewares/linens/stuff.

  2. you are so funny. stepford wife apron. gorgeous fabric; gorgeous apron! i love it. haven’t seen the fabric anywhere at all.

  3. yum, those cookies look delish. And great apron! I love it’s simplicity, but it’s so pretty too.

  4. Sarah HB October 29, 2006

    That is a big napkin!

    Love the color!

  5. I think the apron is lovely as well as the Stepford wife idea.

    You always have the most yummy recipes–my husband is certainly enjoying the end result…makes me a good Stepford wife (grin).

  6. What a beautiful apron and so simple to boot! The movie version of Stepford Wives with Nicole Kidman was kinda silly, but the dresses were beautiful. Of course I don’t know about you. But how many times do you think that one would be invited to a country club “black-tie” affair to wear such frou-frou gowns? 🙂

  7. I love that apron!!!!! It’s gorgeous.

    I have a growing stack of Jo-Ann and Michael’s coupons that I need to STOP using, too!! (hee hee hee!)

  8. I love the Stepford apron! (and you make it sound so simple that perhaps even I could attempt it???)

    I’m bookmarking the cookie recipe, too. I imagine there are PeanutButterPumpkin cookies in our future…

  9. Love this apron… As always, your recipe sounds “yummy”!

  10. Stepford, Schmepford–I love that apron! It’s brilliant. 🙂

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