Ottawa Newborn Photography: Brantley

Ottawa Lifestyle Newborn Photography Stephanie Beach PhotographyIt’s always interesting meeting up with new parents for their newborn session. They range in comfort (with not only the session, but also with their newborn), how much time they have had to get to know their individual little quirks and personality, how clean the nursery is (because let’s be honest, having a newborn is hard and cleaning often comes second, or third, or like, ninth), and so many other factors. Continue reading

Ottawa Newborn Photography: Brantley, Sneak Peek

Ottawa Lifestyle Newborn Photography Stephanie Beach PhotographyLisa + Bryson are such fantastic people. Their engagement session, though cold, was fantastic and their wedding day, though rainy, was even better! But apparently these two are not only good in front of a camera themselves, they also make the cutest little people who are just as good in front of our lens!! Continue reading

Halloween Monster Cookies

I don’t normally post recipes, etc. here as it doesn’t really go with the overall feel of the blog, but these were just too cute to not share!!

Halloween Monster Cookies

I made these for a Halloween party and they were devoured by everyone there!! They were so delicious!

Halloween Monster Cookies

I got the recipe from here, but in short you cream 8 ounces of cream cheese with an egg, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla and 1/2 cup of butter.
Then you slowly add in 1 box of yellow cake mix. I know it sounds odd to make cookies out of cake mix, but seriously, it’s so good.
Once the dough is nicely combined, I split mine into three different batches and dyed them lime green, aqua and orange using normal food dye in different combinations.
Chill the dough until it is nice and firm. The original recipe says 30 minutes, but mine took about an hour to be ready. Once chilled, roll into balls and then dip the into icing sugar.
Bake the cookies fro 10-12 minutes a 350*F. As soon as they come out press candy eyeballs into the cookies and then let them cool on a wire rack.
Like the original poster, I got the candy eyeballs from Michaels – they weren’t cheap, but it was a little something special for these already delicious cookies.

Like I said (multiple times), they were delicious and everyone gobbled them down lickity split. I am definitely going to be making another batch of these (likely without the eyes) another time.