Chocolate Play Dough Activity

24th Feb 2013

Every time my little guy plays with this chocolate play dough, the whole house smells delicious! I’m not sure how this would work with a younger child since the scent is so enticing, but he is 4 and old enough to understand that it’s not to eat. This is actually the second time I have made this with my little guy. The first time we used cookie cutters and cupcake {Read more...}

Sunday Morning Buttermilk Waffles

24th Feb 2013

It’s become a tradition in our home that on Sunday mornings I make homemade waffles. Every week my husband is sure to ask if we have enough buttermilk in the fridge in anticipation for our Sunday morning waffles. I have tried a number of waffle recipes and these from Martha Stewart are by far our favorite. I usually halve the recipe below, and in my round Bella Rotating waffle maker {Read more...}

Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

17th May 2012

Perhaps it was the browning bananas sitting on my counter or just mark it up to a pregnancy craving, but I couldn’t get the idea of a banana bread with cream cheese out of my head. I ended up trying Martha Stewart’s banana cupcake recipe and used my new go-to cream cheese frosting from the carrot cupcakes we made at Easter. Topped with just a little chopped walnuts… yum!!  These also {Read more...}

Carrot Cupcakes

16th Apr 2012

I was asked to bring cupcakes to Easter Dinner with my husband’s family. In addition to kid-pleasing orange creamsicle cupcakes topped with jelly beans, I made these yummy carrot cupcakes, with handmade fondant carrots and homemade cream cheese icing for the grownups.   And guess what?  They were simple! First, I started by making the cupcakes… that’s right, Duncan Hines BOXED carrot cupcakes (and they were delish!).  While they baked, {Read more...}