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Easter Egg Bread Wreath

31 Mar

I have a definite preference for bringing pretty foods to parties and potlucks; I never contribute meat, for example, and have mostly avoided green salads. Even though my dishes are generally well received, I figure I can only get away with donut pops and sugar cookies so many times, right? Because of this, I'm always excited to find beautiful savory foods (bonus points if they're holiday-themed). [...]

Bottle Cap Wreath Ornament

22 Mar

To celebrate my dad's 60th birthday last summer, my family headed to Denver in search of mountains and beer. (And don't worry, we definitely found both.) Great Divide, the maker of my dad's favorite beer, is there along with a whole host of other awesome craft breweries. [...]

Merry Christmas!

25 Dec

I'm not sure if it was the 4:30 am wakeup time, leaving my family in STL, the flights and late luggage or the fact that we're still wrapping presents, but today hasn't actually felt like Christmas to me! Maybe tomorrow, after lots of sleep, cocoa and Christmas music! In the meantime, I'll leave you with our annual Christmas card collage. Thank you for reading Seakettle this year! [...]

Happy Easter!

20 Apr

Can you believe my mom decorated these super cute eggs in 1989 with paper dots from a hole punch? So amazing! [...]

Peep Pops

17 Apr

I had big plans for posting a tutorial last night on the braided Easter egg bread that I'm making for Sunday. But then we had friends over and attempted to decorate two dozen eggs. And then we had mojitos... and wine... and dessert (with some calzones and salad, too). And then I climbed into bed before 10 pm (by about 4 minutes), something that I rarely do without putting up a fight. So here we are, instead, with a post about a crazy-easy Easter dessert: Peep pops. [...]

Mini Bundt Cake Nests

14 Apr

We love, love, love our chocolate bundt cake recipe. As I've said before, it's a magical one bowl concoction that is easy to throw together, serves a ton and is crazy delicious. I like to undercook it just a bit, so the inside is incredibly moist. Yum. [...]

Candles and Wheatgrass in Eggshells

10 Apr

This is part two of my wheatgrass Easter decorations! Since I was growing a lot of wheatgrass anyway, it was little additional effort to grow some in eggshells. [...]

Wheatgrass Easter Centerpieces

8 Apr

Wheatgrass Easter Centerpieces

I grew wheatgrass for several projects last Easter and really enjoyed the process. It's the perfect project for kids (or the rest of us who love instant gratification) because it grows so quickly. Even so, there are just a few days left to plant wheatgrass in time for Easter! [...]

Baileys Brownies

13 Mar

This is officially my easiest St. Patrick's Day recipe. I won't even waste time with chit-chat: for an Irish spin on a classic dessert, simply prepare box-mix brownies using Irish Cream liqueur instead of water. If you need a dessert for a St. Patrick's Day party, you're just half an hour + a bottle of Baileys away! [...]

Irish Flag Marshmallow Pops

1 Mar

It cracks me up that kids find anything on a lollipop stick absolutely irresistible. I can't help but notice it at parties over the last couple years, especially as desserts in pop-form have become so popular! [...]