Lately I've been revisiting some of these old recipes. I have a few vintage cook books that were given to me, and while some recipes are flops (lime, cucumber and horseradish jello - don't go there)...
This weekend I had the opportunity to make a 1-year birthday cake, for one of the cutest baby boys on the planet. Not only was this his first birthday cake, it was actually his first CAKE. Ever. Period. A whole year on the planet, and he hadn't experienced the world of "dessert" yet. Well, we've… Continue reading Whales! (w. Stencil)
This past week I have been sharing all kinds of things on my Facebook page related to Valentine's Day. While I enjoy any holiday that celebrates the people I love, I have to admit I had an extra special interest in setting that particular theme, for this week. 10 years ago today (Feb. 10) I… Continue reading Homemade Instant Oatmeal
Dear Fondant, I've been working with you for about 10 years now. Overall, I'd say we've had a mutually beneficial relationship. You make me look good. When people praise my work, it's you they're really looking at, without you my work would be somewhat ordinary. I've learned not to test your limits, and in return...… Continue reading Fondant from Scratch
Here's a super short tutorial for making your own microwave popcorn, without all the fat and chemicals. If you hate microwaves, maybe this isn't for you, but if you are maybe even a little intrigued... read on! It's easy. All you need is popcorn kernels, a brown paper bag and a measuring cup. Place 1/4… Continue reading DIY Microwave Popcorn
Craft pumpkins are the perfect decoration for fall, Halloween or Thanksgiving, but they are so darned expensive! I have bought a few and made floral arrangements from them, but what I've really wanted to do is make a festive lamp! I planned it out in my head; The jack-o-lantern face, the lighted cord attachment and… Continue reading $8 Pumpkin Lamp