Our Best Bites: Oreo Turkeys and Cookie Pilgrim Hats

via ourbestbites.com These little turkeys are so cute! I just had to share!

Tastebud Temptations Gone Wrong

Peanut is a pretty good eater. He loves things other kids turn their nose up at (salmon and brussel sprouts, as well as pasta in truffle sauce).Lately he has been a pain in the neck when it comes to trying to new foods. At 10, I can’t say “it will make you grow big and […]

Cooking with Kids and the Food Safety Lady!

I enjoy cooking, it is my passion.  My most memorable time in the kitchen was with my niece. I seriously adore my little Sweet Pea! She is four now, but when Sophia was three she wanted to help me with cooking.  She helped me make her Uncle Brian’s birthday cake.  She also helped her mommy […]

Autumn Entertaining Outside and On The Cheap

Autumn is a time to be spent outdoors. The days are cooling off and Mother Nature is decorating with glorious shades of reds, yellows, and burnt oranges. When it comes to entertaining outdoors, there is no need to go to a lot of expense. Budget entertaining is made easier with nature’s bounty sitting at your […]

Stocking the Pantry: Holiday Cooking Essentials

It’s that time of year. Yes, I said it. Halloween is a few weeks away and before you know it, Thanksgiving and Christmas will be knocking down the front door. You know what that means? It’s time to start holiday baking! To make things a little easier, I am sharing pantry essentials. I buy mine […]

Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes

These pumpkin patch cupcakes were so fun and easy to make. Even better is that I got to share them with my little Puddin’ when they were done. We even saved a few for daddy to eat. Download the printable PDF file to make your own Pumpkin Patch signs. >Printable Cupcake Pumpkin Patch Signs Here’s what […]

How to cook playdough in a hurry!

This month we are the family in charge of supplies for my son’s pre-school class. One of our assignments is to make a fresh batch of play dough each week. I haven’t made this since I was a little kid! So, last night we were frantically searching for a recipe and gathering up all the […]

Farmer’s Market Find

This afternoon we took a short trip to the State Farmer’s Market in Raleigh. Everything at the market always looks so beautiful; I don’t know why we don’t go more often! With a little cash in hand we walked the entire market with Puddin’. I forget about the variety of items available at the market. […]

Sweet Southern Lemonade

Cupcakes Summer Solstice Style

Today is the Summer Solstice, otherwise known as the longest day of the year. Emili and I got together on Friday for a little work and some baking fun. What a better way to ring the day in than with cupcakes? Orange icing with blue sprinkles and polka dots made of fondant. Wondering how we made those […]