Fruit Jack O’Lanterns

A healthy a fun Halloween treat kids will LOVE!

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Lego Head Cake

My incredibly cool nephew was turning double digits!  To commemorate the decade long accomplishment I told him I would make his birthday cake.  He wanted a Lego cake and I had no idea where to begin.  But, I was determined to make him the best Lego cake ever.  After a couple hours on Pinterest and…

Baseball Birthday Party

As I’ve mentioned, my son is a sports nut.  His birthday is in July, so it coincides nicely with baseball season and 4th of July, which made a baseball/Americana themed 2nd birthday a no-brainer.  I started with some simple table settings.  For the tablecloths I used solid red that I popped with a red and white picnic…

Gender Reveal

It was the classic scene from Steel Magnolias – a Sunday afternoon in the hair salon and a group of women gossiping. One of the women was pregnant with her first. The once cohesive group quickly became divided at the topic of how the baby’s gender should be revealed.  It was now 3 against 1.  The three of us…

Avocados.

Through my years of cooking I’ve developed a relationship with all types of ingredients.  Although you try not to favor your kids, avocados have grown to be teacher pet in my kitchen.  They are healthy, versatile and delicious.

Packer’s Family Night

I married a Packer lover!  As a native of Wisconsin I’ve always rooted for the Packers – for as much rooting as I did.  Sure, I wanted them to win, but my interest in the Packers centered around the party and the socialization.  It was an added bonus when they won, but I didn’t really care…

Mother’s Day

I generally like things organized and planned.  I do love the element of surprise, but only when I’m giving, not receiving, the surprise.  Mother’s Day was no exception.  We were going to the Brewers game, which is a family favorite event.  We were meeting up to tailgate with grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. The cousins…