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Cheesecake with Flower Decorations

1 Apr



I might as well rename this blog "I love cheesecake." [...]

Monster Truck Tire Treats

1 Apr



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Fruit Pizza

23 Mar



This fruit pizza was an Easter Vigil tradition in the family of my college friend, Trish. It was such a crowd-pleaser that we often had it at other celebrations, as well. [...]

Lamb Cake Inspiration

20 Mar



One of my mother-in-law's annual Easter traditions is a cake in the shape of a lamb. She usually makes her cake in advance, and rather than traditional cake in the mold, she molds layers of ice cream, instead. Unfortunately, a few years ago, the freezer holding her already-completely-decorated lamb cake was accidentally unplugged, and she discovered her melted lamb just before Easter. [...]

Tiny Flower-Shaped Pies

12 Mar



If you have a mini muffin tin and a flower cookie cutter, these pies are a super easy and cute spring project! [...]

Gold Leaf Easter Eggs

11 Mar



Of all the many ways I've decorated eggs, gold leaf eggs are my favorite! The first time I tried it was with a cardboard box kit from the Easter section (below). Later, after not seeing a similar kit for a few years, I bought a gold-leaf starter kit (like this) and found it to be just as easy. The leaf kit also includes more metallic sheets, justifying the extra cost. Pro tip: let eggs come to room temperature (and stop sweating) before applying leaf! [...]

Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf Costume

25 Sep



Our new, rather unruly, husky gave us the idea for this group Halloween costume: Three Little Pigs and the Big, Bad Wolf. [...]

Minnie and Mickey Mouse Pumpkins

23 Sep



M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E! [...]

Cat in the Hat Costume (with Thing 1 and Thing 2!)

21 Sep



We have a box of felt in our attic that comes down exactly one day each year: October 30. [...]

Coconut Cheesecake and Cookie Nests

18 Mar



As previously stated here, here, here, here, here and here, I love a good cheesecake. Not only is cheese my "love language" (making cheesecake my favorite dessert), the very fact that cheesecake freezes beautifully makes it a welcome addition to nearly every holiday or party I host. Something I can check off months in advance? Yes, please. [...]