May 312012
 
Family Favorite Recipes: Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese

This recipe takes your traditional macaroni and cheese up a notch. Your husband will praise you. Your kids will eat every last bite. Your roommate will write home to mom about your wonderful baking skills. It’s a keeper at our house. I hope you will love it too- Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese 1 lb. pasta, […]

Cleaning out the office….

 Posted by at 12:00 pm on May 30, 2012  Comments Off on Cleaning out the office….
May 302012
 
Cleaning out the office....

When you clean out your office, many times you find some unexpected surprises along the way. This weekend, while cleaning out my office I came across a stash of Girl Scout Cookies! Surprise! I had hid them back in March, then the piles slowly gathered around them- and somehow I agreed that my children could […]

The Nursery from a child’s eyes.

 Posted by at 12:00 pm on May 26, 2012  Comments Off on The Nursery from a child’s eyes.
May 262012
 
The Nursery from a child's eyes.

My second passion believe it or not is gardening. For mother’s day, I decided to get hydrangeas (my favorite flower) and I gave my 6 year old the phone to keep her busy, while I picked out my favorites. I didn’t realize she documented the whole experience. I thought it was pretty cool- what her […]

Family Favorite Recipes: Key Lime Pie Cupcakes

 Posted by at 12:00 pm on May 24, 2012  1 Response »
May 242012
 
Family Favorite Recipes: Key Lime Pie Cupcakes

One of our favorite cupcakes, hands down a crowd favorite too…. The Key Lime Pie cupcake from 101 Gourmet Cupcakes in 10 Minutes. A perfect spring cupcake for any bridal, baby shower, or family gathering. Here’s a great video that will show you how, step by step to make a easy, gourmet cupcake. Happy Baking!

Family Favorite Recipes: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Egg Rolls

 Posted by at 12:00 pm on May 23, 2012  Comments Off on Family Favorite Recipes: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Egg Rolls
May 232012
 
Family Favorite Recipes: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Egg Rolls

I recently did a segment for Studio 5– showing you this great cookie dough egg roll. It’s a classic cookie with a twist. And has half the sugar that most chocolate chip cookies do! Bonus! My basic cookie dough recipe is from my cookbook 101 Gourmet Cookies for Everyone. Here’s the segment and the recipe- […]

Family Favorite Recipes: Bananas Foster

 Posted by at 12:00 pm on May 22, 2012  Comments Off on Family Favorite Recipes: Bananas Foster
May 222012
 
Family Favorite Recipes: Bananas Foster

Bananas Foster has been a favorite of ours for a long while now. I thought it would be fitting to share some of our family favorites with you this week. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do! Bananas Foster 1 stick butter 2 cups light brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla ½ teaspoon […]

The grocery store

 Posted by at 12:00 pm on May 19, 2012  Comments Off on The grocery store
May 192012
 

Grocery stores aren’t just for milk and eggs anymore. Jessica Roy, Amy Richardson, and I were able to share with you on Studio 5 some of our favorites things at the stores we shop at each week. Happy Grocery Shopping! P.S. I love Studio 5!

Fruit Pizza Cupcake (NEW)

 Posted by at 12:00 pm on May 18, 2012  2 Responses »
May 182012
 
Fruit Pizza Cupcake (NEW)

Oh, my goodness. This is a great cupcake. Not only is it an original cupcake creation, it’s really pretty too. I love fruit pizzas, and had this idea to do a cupcake the very same way, with a sugar cookie and fruit on top. I had to make them extra special- for teacher appreciation week. […]

The Kitchen Remodel- Phase 1 complete

 Posted by at 12:00 pm on May 17, 2012  1 Response »
May 172012
 
The Kitchen Remodel- Phase 1 complete

Remember this? It’s the before picture of the kitchen… I hate my white counter tops too…. but that’s the next phase.   Here’s the molding once it’s been painted and glazed. Stunning. I didn’t realize how much I am OCD when it comes to my kitchen until the door were off my cabinets for a […]

Japanese Cheesecake

 Posted by at 12:00 pm on May 16, 2012  Comments Off on Japanese Cheesecake
May 162012
 
Japanese Cheesecake

I have fond memories of my time in Japan- I was only 12 years old. So young! (I can’t believe my parents sent me willingly!)  I was an exchange student with other kids from my Junior High ( I lived in California in those days) and we traveled over the ocean to live with our […]