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Recipe: Fresh Raspberry Cake

Recipe: Fresh Raspberry Cake

In the beginning of September, we took a family trip to a local farm for some fruit picking. My lovely Great-Aunt came with us, too. She loves fruit picking and has taken me and my sibs many times over the years. For part of her birthday present this year, we got her a gift certificate … Continue reading

Easy Strawberry Shortcake Cake

Easy Strawberry Shortcake Cake

It is 90 degrees and humid here. Can I say ugh? If it was 70 all summer long, that would be so good with me. The only good thing about this heat is that it makes me want to make summery desserts, like this Easy Strawberry Shortcake Cake. It truly is easy, especially if you … Continue reading

Strawberry Bread

Strawberry Bread

I had some strawberries that were just too sour for munching on their own, so I decided to bake them into this bread. It came out yummy! (I did add a splash of milk to the recipe because the batter was too thick and dry seeming.) It was so good fresh from the oven, but … Continue reading

Birthday cake and handmade presents

Birthday cake and handmade presents

Did I already show you these? I can’t remember, but I don’t think so. I made the Wee One a couple handmade things for his birthday, plus we gave him some mini super hero figures that came with a book and play mat. I bought a fun larger-scale super hero fabric that I cut around … Continue reading

Bunnies & Chicks & an Almost Birthday Boy

Bunnies & Chicks & an Almost Birthday Boy

The Wee One’s birthday is Friday! I can’t believe my baby is going to be four. Giant sigh. Where have the last four years gone? Time has flown by so quickly… Because Friday is also Good Friday, his preschool is closed so he is taking in birthday treats for his classmates tomorrow. They are already … Continue reading

It’s the Weekend!

It’s the Weekend!

What do you have planned for your weekend? Today is my niece’s birthday party! The Wee One is very excited to see his cousins. He made/had me make something special for his birthday girl cousin and is looking forward to giving it to her today. He wanted to give her a heart that is pink … Continue reading

Choco-Coconut Peanut Bars

Choco-Coconut Peanut Bars

I started off Saturday wanting to make easy coconut macaroons (coconut, vanilla, and 1 can sweetened condensed milk). However, I had no where near enough coconut for that to work. After being annoyed about this, I decided to rummage and see what else I could find. I came up with Reese’s mini pb cups, peanuts, … Continue reading

Winter Fun

Winter Fun

It is no secret the Wee One and I love snow and the winter. We also love crafting, which you probably guessed. And baking. So we made a cute snowman painting and some mini baked doughnuts. The snowman and large “snowballs” in the sky are drawn with oil pastels. Then the Wee One used watercolors … Continue reading

Mini Apple & Cranberry Pies

Mini Apple & Cranberry Pies

This past fall I won a copy of the autumn issue of Crafting Connections in a blog giveaway. This is a wonderful quarterly magazine for kids and their grown-ups, full of hands-on activities, recipes, and nature activities. My son and I have loved every thing we have done from the magazine. This past weekend we tried our hand … Continue reading

Baking: Cappuccino Chip Dark Chocolate Chewies

Baking: Cappuccino Chip Dark Chocolate Chewies

Mmm, dark chocolate cookies… These cookies are really rich with a subtle coffee flavor, thanks to cappuccino chips. This recipe is adapted from The Cake Mix Doctor cookbook. Cappuccino Chip Dark Chocolate Chewies 1 box dark chocolate cake mix 1/2 cup water 1/2 stick (4 TBSP) butter, melted 1 egg 1 cup cappuccino chips Stir … Continue reading