May Day in Annapolis

I hope all my fellow Mamas are enjoying a wonderful Mother’s Day. This week was one of my favorite celebrations in Annapolis, May Day. Local businesses and residents decorate their front porches and doors with beautiful floral arrangements. Enjoy some of my very favorites.

This little nut made me a Mom…

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Butterscotch Shortbread

It is really true, the simple things in life are the best. Who would think you could create something so sublime with flour, butter and salt. Add a little brown sugar and you take it to the next level of yummy. Butterscotch shortbread does not last long in my kitchen…I stand guilty for my part of the cookie disappearance.

I use a short bread pan to bake, but a pie dish will work as well. It might be fun to roll into cookie balls and press with cookie stamps or pretty press.

It’s been a strange spring for us here in Annapolis. Winter still is putting in an appearance but hopefully spring has it on the run. The cold, overcast weather just does not belong in May.

The Usual Cast of Characters

1 cup of all purpose flour

1 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter

1/2 cup of packed brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon scotch or vanilla extract.

The Steps to Glory

1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees

2. Beat butter and gradually mix in brown sugar and salt

3. Add scotch or vanilla and gradually add flour. Beat until smooth and well combined.

4. Press evenly into pan and push down with a spoon.

5. Score the bottom with a fork.

6. Bake for about 55 minutes or until golden brown.

7. Let shortbread cool completely before cutting into squares.

Can’t wait to walk without a winter coat.

Metamorphosis Inspire me Monday. Inspire me Tuesday .You’re the Star. Tuesday with a twist. Wonderful Wednesday. Keep in touch. Beautifully made. Wednesday blog hop. Share your style. Grandma’s House DIY. Vintage charm.Friendship Friday. Funtastic Friday. Grace at Home Thursday favorites. BFF open house. Morning Cup Of Joe. Home matters.Create bake grow. Happiness is homemade. Create with joy. Creatively crafty Senior salon. Turn about Tuesday Saturday Sparks Farmhouse Friday All About Home Flaunt it Friday Pink Saturday encouraging hearts and home Wednesday Centerpiece. Dare to share. heart and souls simple sunday silverado. The Fabulous Party. homestead blog hop traffic jam busy Monday. Love your creativity inspiration party share the wealth Karen’s kottage. Crafty creations sunshine Sunday potpourri. Full plate