Category Archives: Food

Crudite Creations Provides Beautiful and Healthy Veggie Centerpieces

We had LadyBug’s friend birthday party on Father’s Day weekend. We were getting her a bouncy house for the whole weekend, so I thought it would be a good time to have family and friends over, too. They could make the most of the bouncy house and see our new house. We invited Big Guy’s…

Under the Sea Party–Mermaids, Fish, Turtles, and More!

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When you’ve got a new house with an indoor pool and a daughter turning 7, all signs point to an “Under the Sea” themed birthday party. Sure, it’s a bit obvious, but it’s also got a lot of potential in terms of decorations and food. Any good party starts with the invitations. Of course, I’m…

The Road to Delicious Perfection–Apple Cider Donuts with Maple Frosting

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I love fall flavors. I’d put pumpkin pie spice in just about everything if I could. Mmmm. LadyBug has been asking to bake with me (we’ve been watching Master Chef Kids!) and since she’s just back to health after a pretty scary illness, I figured the time was right. I decided to make these Apple…

Harvard Sweet Boutique Gift Box Review

Ginger Molasses Cookie

I pretty much never say no when someone asks if I want to review cookies and/or brownies. I love them. And, as much as I enjoy baking my own, I’m equally delighted to try someone else’s creations. So, of course, when Harvard Sweet Boutique said they wanted to send me some treats, I was all…

S’mores Cookie Recipe from Ocean Edge Resort

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S’mores cookies. What more do I need to say?

Summer Tastings at Bruegger’s Bagels

Morning Glory Bagel

Earlier this year I posted about my tour of Bruegger’s Bagels. It turns out that my cousin is the manager of one of the local stores. Who knew? Anyway, when I was asked to check out their summer menu, I certainly wasn’t going to say no. But the stores aren’t really all that convenient to…

Nut-Free Snacking with Skeeter Snacks

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I made the mistake of leaving my box of Skeeter Snacks (sent to us for review purposes) in a box on the counter. While I wasn’t looking, the kids stole and ate almost all of the samples. This says more than the most eloquent review I could write. First of all, the kids remembered past…

How to Create Marbled Frosting on a Cupcake or Bundt Cake

Marbled Frosting

Most good ideas start with a challenge. I had two. First, I needed to figure out how to frost some mini bundt cakes. Unless you’re planning on doing intricate piping, they are difficult to frost while maintaining the detail that makes them so pretty. Second, I had two bright and pretty frosting colors that I…

Adorable Airplane Cupcakes and Favor Boxes

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Do I love to bake? Why, yes I do. Do I love crafts? Yep. But I rarely have time to really enjoy doing either. When I was asked to make cupcake party party favors for my sister-in-law’s shower, I embraced it as an excuse to spend time engaging in two of my favorite hobbies. The…

Bruegger’s Bagels: A 30th Anniversary, Fresh Ingredients, and Delicious Bagels

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When you’re invited to meet the Executive Chef at Bruegger’s Bagels, get an up-close viewing of the bagel-making process, and nosh on an array of bagels and cream cheeses, it’s hard to say no. To be honest, I wasn’t all that familiar with Bruegger’s Bagels until they hosted a blogger event last year. And it…