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Ciaran is here from PopShopology as my guest today. She’s prescribing some kitchen essentials to help us Stay Sane In the Kitchen. Do you find yourself drawn to housewares when you’ve had a bad day? Is Williams-Sonoma your “Happy Place”? Here’s five retail therapy prescriptions sure to lift the spirits of a gadget freak, without […]

What could be better than cookies filled with Cadbury Creme eggs? I think nothing!! As these chocolaty creamy nuggets of goodness have already been deemed My Pure Beauty, I can not tell you how happy I was to find this recipe from Beantown Baker. I used a Cake Mix recipe for the cookie, but there’s […]

Marshmallow Bunny Treats

by Marie on April 1, 2009

Isn’t he cute? We made him out of pink strawberry marshmallows. He’s almost too cute to eat, but my kids loved picking him apart for a snack. Supplies for Marshmallow Easter Bunny: large and small marshmallows toothpick – broken in half mini m&ms or other tiny candy Cut one large marshmallow in half lengthwise and […]

My son was eating some peanuts the other day and while chewing, commented, “Mom, I’m making peanut butter!” Well, that sparked today’s post. I thought, yes, let’s make our own peanut butter, why not! We even made a video of it, as well as how to make easy peanut butter cookies with that homemade peanut […]

Root Beer Cookies

by Marie on March 18, 2009

Lindsey from Cafe Johnsonia has a beautiful blog with beautiful food. She’s here today, sharing a yummy treat with us, a childhood favorite. Enjoy! I was so happy when Marie asked me to write a guest post. Then I remembered… I’m not so crafty. But I do like to cook and bake. As I thought […]

We’re making more rainbows today. This is a great activity to do with the kids, helping them to see that when colors are mixed, they make something new. Supplies for Milky Rainbows: Milk or water – If you don’t feel comfortable drinking milk with food coloring, you can use milk that’s past it’s date OR […]

Lotsa Hotsa Taco Filling

by Marie on March 4, 2009

My big brother Randall is joining us today in the kitchen. He’s one of those great dudes that shares his talent of cooking with the family. He currently lives in Chico, CA, but graced us with his presence a few weeks back, sharing how to make his Fantastic-o Spicy Hot Tacos! He likes them HOT […]

Carina is a fun friend of mine who writes a hilarious blog at The Jet Set and a lovely architectural design blog at Mid-Century Modern Utah. Today she’s sharing a magic trick with us, well that’s what I think it is. It’s an amazing microwave cleaning tip, making all that yucky stuck on grim disappear! […]

Healthy Snacks for Kids

by Marie on February 25, 2009

Head on over to one of my favorite food blogs This Week For Dinner to read more about one of my family’s favorite snacks. These little yummy green things are super healthy and tasty too! Can you guess what they are? Come find out.

Mini Meatloaves in a Muffin Tin

by Marie on February 18, 2009

Don’t you just love these cute Mini Meatloaves? I love cooking things in muffin tins. It makes everything so tiny and cute to eat. Remember these Pop Up Pancakes? Yum! Well, these Mini Meatloaves in a Muffin Tin are perfect for dinner served with little mini carrots and baby asparagus! This idea came from the […]

Who needs more Valentine’s treat? Me!! Just dip heart shaped pretzels into candy melts and chocolate and give to loved ones on Valentine’s Day. They’re the perfect shape and a yummy treat! Supplies for Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Hearts: tiny twist pretzels melted chocolate melted candy melts, found in the baking or cake decorating isle. I […]

Heart Shaped Creature Cookies

by Marie on January 28, 2009

We’re making heart shaped sugar cookies into heart shaped creatures cookies. We made Paper Heart Shaped Creatures last year and thought they’d make cute little cookies too. Here’s our cute Butterfly! Supplies for Heart Shaped Creature Cookies: sugar cookie dough heart shaped cookie cutters – all sizes frosting candy – conversation hearts, red hots, licorice […]

L.O.V.E. Shaped Candy Canes

by Marie on January 21, 2009

We’re spelling LOVE with our left over Holiday candy canes. I posted last year how to make Candy Cane Hearts, so this year for Valentines I thought we’d shape them into Love Letters. Take off the plastic on your candy canes. It doesn’t matter if these break from opening, as they need to be all […]

As I’m one week into my family’s Biggest Loser Contest, my body is going through withdrawals. I’ve gone from eating all day long and anything I wanted, down to 3 healthy meals and 2-3 snacks in between. I’ve cut back on the fats and trying to have better portion control. And to be honest, I’m […]

Here’s what we’re having on Christmas Morning, Egg & Sausage Breakfast Casserole. Using Italian Sausage gives it an extra kick. I prep it the night before and pop it in the oven just before the kiddies wake up. It will be ready to eat right after we open our stockings. I love this recipe for […]

Growing up, we always had a large bowl full of Mixed Nuts out on the counter, it seemed to be a winter tradition. A few nut crackers were there ready to use and a smaller bowl for the empty shells. I loved fishing out the walnuts from the bowl, as they are my favorite. So […]

Week of Treats: Link Love

by Marie on December 12, 2008

WEEK OF TREATS – DAY 5 To finish up this Week of Treats, I’m linking to some wonderful treats around blogland. Here I made my friend Pamela’s Toffee that is to DIE for (pictured below). I’ve eaten almost half the pan by myself, no joke! I’d never made toffee before and surprised at how easy […]

Chocolate Dipped Candy Canes

by Marie on December 11, 2008

WEEK OF TREATS – DAY 4 Hot Chocolate is the drink of choice at our house this season. We drink it plain, with marshmallows, with chocolate shavings, or topped with Peppermint Whipped Cream Magic. Seeing as I love chocolate and mint together (almost as much as I love chocolate and peanut butter together), I decided […]

Wonky Homemade Lollipops

by Marie on December 10, 2008

WEEK OF TREATS – DAY 3 I love these wonky lollipops. They’re funny looking, taste yummy, and are a lot thinner than if you used a mold… perfect for little mouths. Last year I posted about Christmas Lollipops with the sucker molds I had growing up. But since molds are hard to come by, I […]

Cookie Dough Log Rolls

by Marie on December 9, 2008

WEEK OF TREATS – DAY 2 I’m giving a few of these Cookie Dough Log Rolls to neighbors as gifts this Holiday. You can give yummy homemade cookies, but don’t have to bake them right away. They’re a perfect treat for on the go or as a midnight snack too. With these dough rolls, you […]

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