Way back in April, I started planning out my May bakes. I’ve talked about my monthly planning process before, but if you missed it - I usually plan the entire month of bakes all at once. Usually one or two things a week - something dessert-y and something breakfast-y/afterschool snack-y. It keeps me on track … Continue reading How to Make Letter Donuts.
We have gone through many, many chocolate chip cookies. I just feel like a home with three little boys and two adults should have homemade cookies on the counter at (nearly) all times. And let's agree that of the multitude of cookie options in the world - chocolate chip cookies are the best. Sure, I … Continue reading My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe.
Don’t know if you’re keeping track, but there are exactly 21 days in which to fit as many heart themed treats as humanly possible. I just counted. So far at our house, we’ve made heart shaped chocolate chip cookies, sprinkled heart shaped sprinkles on everything we’ve eaten, made heart shaped banana muffins in a heart … Continue reading Heart Hand Pies.
I woke Monday morning with just the twinge of a wine headache. My normal weekend limit of two glasses had been stretched to three as a result of flickering candlelight, a table full of friends, and my kids blessedly entertained by people other than me. Twelve of us gathered around two long tables pushed together, … Continue reading Polenta Party for a Crowd.
I don't know what it is about January, but after the holidays have come and gone, citrus fruits begin to consume my thoughts. Maybe it's the freshness after the sticky sweetness of the treats from Christmas? Maybe it feels fresh and healthy for the new or year? Maybe it's because citrus is in season in … Continue reading (Spiked) Grapefruit Soda.
I know, I know. Green beans. Decidedly un-sexy. When I think of green beans, the canned version generally comes to mind. A dull, lifeless grayish green with mystery liquid somehow deeming itself "fresh" for decades to come. Now, let it be known that I'm not above canned green beans. My kids love them. We throw … Continue reading The Best Green Beans I’ve Ever Made.