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Fancy Chocolate Cake

February 5, 2013 in All Posts, Bake

Today I’m sharing a quick and dirty way to fancy up a regular old store bought box of cake mix.  And by old, I mean literally old – as in expired for over one year.  Before I get to this easy recipe for taking your box cake from grody to gourmet, here’s the backstory of […]

Halloween Treats: Easy Oreo Spiders

October 10, 2012 in All Posts, Bake, Fun With Food!, Preschool, Toddler Activities

Boo! Here’s an eensy weensy super easy Halloween Treat that you and your kids can make together … or why not surprise them with this sweet Oreo Spider tucked in their lunchbox.  Just make sure they’re safely secured on their tuffets! Ingredients Oreos Candy laces Candy eyes  If I had edible candy eyes, I would have […]

{Bake} Quick Fourth of July Recipe: Red, White & Blue Cupcakes

July 4, 2012 in All Posts, Bake

Another Fourth of July quickie for you today: Red, White & Blue Cupcakes! All you need is box mix, food coloring + your imagination: As is always the case when we do side by side projects, mine was more organized in layers and Jane’s was wildly creative with splatters of color. It doesn’t matter how […]

{Bake} Two Easy Extra Special Everyday Desserts

April 12, 2012 in All Posts, Bake

*   *   * The longer I am a parent, the more I realize that I truly am a party girl.  Not in the way I jokingly alluded to a few weeks ago (you know, that Cup & Ball Toss post), but in the sense that I love to celebrate anything and everything any chance […]

{Bake} Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

March 27, 2012 in All Posts, Bake

The other day while Sam napped, Jane and I were watching a bit of “What Will Martha Teach Us Today” – more popularly known as “The Martha Stewart Show” – and Jane was inspired to make oatmeal cookies.  After watching Martha stir up a batch, she squealed, “I LOVE oatmeal!” followed by, “I love cookies!” […]

{Bake} Buttery Brown Sugar Blondies

March 20, 2012 in All Posts, Bake

Now, of course I like my baked goods, but this Blondie recipe was a bit too much for my tastebuds. I’m still posting it for you because some of you might be able to handle all the buttery, sugary goodness even if I can’t.  Plus, I like to post my baking experiments, even if they’re […]

{Bake} St. Patrick’s Day | Homemade Marshmallows

March 16, 2012 in All Posts, Bake, Celebrate

Jane and Hubby love marshmallows.  Not quite sure why, but I was more than happy to indulge them if that meant working on a new sweet treat recipe.   Turned out that this was the perfect sensory activity for Jane!  Super super super sticky.  She helped with the whole process, hand mixing, electric blending, cooking, […]

{Bake} Twelve Tasty St. Patrick’s Day Treats

March 1, 2012 in All Posts, Bake, Celebrate

It’s March!  Time to start thinking about St. Patrick’s Day activities and treats.  Even though Hubby bah-humbugs St. Patrick’s Day, we still celebrate the day at our house for fun. Last year we made these delicious green Shamrock Rice Krispies Treats: Recipe and complete how-to here. Here are 11 more goodies I’d love to make or […]

{Bake} Salted Chocolate Truffle Brownie Balls

February 2, 2012 in All Posts, Bake

If you’ve been reading along, you know that these are really called Chocolate Salty Balls, but I’m trying not to be too crude too often.  Once in a Bachelorette Party post was enough. Today, we will call these delectables by their civilized name:  Salted Chocolate Brownie Balls! Super easy, super sinful, super yummy. Ingredients Brownie […]

{Bake} Stained Glass Cookies

January 31, 2012 in All Posts, Bake

For How to Nest for Less’ Valentine’s Day Craft Series, I shared the recipe for our Stained Glass Heart Cookies on Erin’s blog.  For archival purposes, I’m posting it here, too. You can make these beautiful cookies out of any shape cookie cutter you have on hand, as long as you have the cutter in […]