Every time I throw a party, there is at least one point in the preparation stage, typically two or three days before the party, when I think to myself that I must by absolutely crazy to be doing whatever it is I am doing at that very moment. Last week, that moment came when I was painting glitter scales on a cardboard mermaid photo backdrop. For a birthday party. For five-year-olds.Read More
The Pinterest-verse does not need another take on pop tarts. I know this for a fact. However, what do you think I am going to do today? Yep, that’s right. I’m going to talk about making pop tarts.Read More
When we last left off, we were discussing how I am a lame mom who convinced her kids to settle for a school party rather than the huge, elaborate superhero party that they really wanted. Ok, I may have been feeling a bit guilty about this as I dropped them off at school and may have ordered balloons and gone with two cakes (ok, one cake and cupcakes) and figured out a way to hang a banner and capes outside to make their party more official.Read More
On Tuesday, we talked about the amazing frozen banana cake. Today, we move on to the frozen banana cake’s much simpler sibling, the banana sheet cake. We are not talking Texas sheet cake here. The recipe calls for a 9”x13” pan. I used an 8” square and 8” round for mine with the intention of freezing one for later before frosting. More on how well that went later.Read More
When I was a little girl, I spent a good portion of the summer at my grandparents’ house. Most of my memories from that time center around food in some way. There was always so much food to choose from and my grandmother was a firm believer is spoiling her oldest granddaughter. Add to the well-stocked pantry that someone was always dropping by with fresh beans or tomatoes or shrimp or cake, and it is a wonder that I wasn’t a total blimp of a kid.Read More
We’ve been doing a lot of baking around here lately. It’s no wonder my pants don’t fit.
Gus stayed home from school on Wednesday with a (conveniently temporary) fever. After cartoons, breakfast with dad, hot cocoa with mom, a little craft store shopping, errands, and some coloring, Gus decided he wanted to “make a project” with the Kitchen-Aid mixer. We searched for recipes together and he picked out peanut butter cookies.Read More