Dani’s Blog: THE JUICE

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Welcome to the Neighborhood!

Welcome to the Neighborhood!

My “year of yes”* has taken me on so many adventures already… What’s interesting is I had never done a “Welcome to the Neighborhood” cookie box before. I did have all the cutters needed and when requested as a gift by my hygienist for a new family in their neighborhood, my mind went to how I would lay out the shapes in the box, but until I was icing the cookies I had no idea as to how I would ice and decorate them. Sometimes the unplanned turns out to be super fun…

Yellow house with M&M Roof- SWEET!

Yellow house with M&M Roof- SWEET!

I was lucky enough to grow up in one of those idyllic NJ towns, one that should be named Plesantville or something like that. Our block was filled with kids of similar ages and we all played outside together. The parents were all friends and would have block parties in the Summer…  When I was icing these I guess I was kind of channeling that mixed in with a touch of gingerbread houses. The colors kind of mixed themselves…

SDB House Cookies_ with sun

Only a few sweet clouds in this sky!

Only a few sweet clouds in this SWEET sky!

I always get sentimental in the last days of Summer… As I was assembling this cookie box I was thinking about those days. I’m still in touch with some of those neighbors and my parents are still friends with their parents. Today I am lucky to also live in a wonderful neighborhood with fantastic neighbors and I wish the receiver of this cookie box the same neighborly love.

Welcome to the Neighborhood Cookie Box

Welcome to the Neighborhood Cookie Box

(*Have I mentioned my “year of YES” yet? 2015 is my year of saying yes as often as possible… very few to little no’s. ” Say Yes. Dare Greatly. It is proving to be quite the adventure…)

Life is Sweet! Xo Dani

…On Becoming a Cookie Connoisseur

SDB Foodie Direct Collage

I loved chatting with the foodies at Foodie Direct about the road to being a cookie expert, yellow orange egg yolks, 100 cookie wedding cakes and sort-of wine snobbery… check out our yummy interview here! ❤️