Category Archives: Food

Summer Tastings at Bruegger’s Bagels

Summer Tastings at Bruegger’s Bagels

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… [more]

Nut-Free Snacking with Skeeter Snacks

Nut-Free Snacking with Skeeter Snacks

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… [more]

How to Create Marbled Frosting on a Cupcake or Bundt Cake

How to Create Marbled Frosting on a Cupcake or Bundt Cake

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… [more]

Adorable Airplane Cupcakes and Favor Boxes

Adorable Airplane Cupcakes and Favor Boxes

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… [more]

Healthy Creamy Crock Pot Chicken Tacos

Healthy Creamy Crock Pot Chicken Tacos

I have a few confessions. First of all, I need to lose weight. Second, I don’t cook nearly as often as I know I should. We have food allergies to deal with, and a couple of very, very picky eaters. I compensate for some of our challenges by buying a lot of whole grains and… [more]

Fall Back in Love–Fun, Fondue, and a Giveaway

Fall Back in Love–Fun, Fondue, and a Giveaway

Big Guy and I have been married 8 years. We can’t decide if it feels like more or less, but it is what it is. We’re not big “date night” people (we’d both rather just stay home with the kids off to visit grandparents), but every year we try to do a weekend away together.… [more]