Trump Traumatized Comfort Baking

There are certain times in your life that you just need comfort and the warmth of home. Time to head back to Mom’s cookbook for some homey baking to soothe the Trump traumatized soul. I’ve written about the wonderful cookbook Mom made for us previously here.

shortbread cookies


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups flour

Preheat oven to 325. Beat butter until creamy. Sift dry ingredients four times. Add to butter a little at a time. Work in with a spoon as long as possible. Turn out and knead until it cracks. Bake for 15 minutes. Make sure they don’t brown or overcook.


Orange Shoes are Cheerful

Apricot, cantaloupe, coral, salmon, tangerine, pumpkin and persimmon. Have you ever noticed most of the synonyms for the colour orange are food-based? That’s because orange is a delicious colour.

I was in Calgary earlier in the fall and my sister bought the most wonderful pair of Fluevog shoes (see them here) that have a great orange accent colour. Those shoes sent me on a search for even brighter pumpkin-hued footwear. Below are the best of the bunch and are bright enough to cheer up the gloomiest fall day.

orange shoes

1.Aquazzura, Pixie tassel-back sueded sandals / 2. Kim Kwang Watercolour Effect ankle boot / 3. Car Shoe ankle boot / 4. Camper Memphis leather slingback sandal / 5. Chloé “Lauren” pumps / 6. Chiara Ferragani “Flirting” glitter slippers / 7. Athletic Propulsion Labs TechLoom mesh sneakers / 8. Pierre Hardy curved heel pumps

Fake a beach glass look

Are you landlocked but still want the look of beach glass?  I have found the easiest diy ever to fake the look of depression glass or beach glass using junk store glassware.

faux beach glass

Fake beach glass bowls

Using matte finish mode podge, food colouring and any glass vessel around you can easily create a pretty decorative piece. Certainly not for use with food but these would be lovely for display as a group at a beachy themed wedding or party.

I picked up a couple of very inexpensive pieces of glassware at Value Village. I think pieces with a lot of texture work best for this application but you can try any sort of finish. I mixed matte mode podge with food colouring drops until I got the colour I wanted and started painting. I applied two coats, letting the first dry for about an hour in between. That it! The finish is a lovely soft matte just like beach glass and imagine the variations in colour you can work with.

Beach glass bowls


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