Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Holiday Houses

Sweet Brickle

When M was a baby, we started calling her "Brickle" because she was as sweet as butter brickle. But then we figured we should look up exactly what kind of candy we were comparing our child to.

It turns out that it's a delicious toffee-ish confection that I made for our family that first Christmas. And, I'd only made it once since then, until today. Jen served the exact recipe at our scout leader holiday party last week, and so I figured it was time to dusty this one off for the holidays!

So easy. So delicious! Share it with your friends and family.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014


Graham cracker house construction is M's homework this week. So, I made a wee one, and I'm helping her construct.
The bonus is that the icing recipe the school suggested is fantastic.

Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

Sunday, December 14, 2014

As You Wish

The boy wanted "a towering mound of cream puffs" for his birthday, with blue icing, candy, and Slugterra characters.

Store bought puffs, homemade blue butter cream, and decor. Done!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Coconut-free Santas

And, the white cotton candy has only two ingredients: Sugar and artificial flavor. Strawberry flavored. The kids are so excited. Personally, I prefer the coconut beard.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving @Home

Macrina Bakery's Apricot Walnut bread crostini with some tasty French cheese, blue cheese and apple-cinnamon goat cheese, our spatchcocked turkey read for the BBQ, roasted veggies rule!!, and ready to eat!
Erik laughing, Mads going for her faves, and a nicely set table with placemats from Made By Joel 
Caesar salad with anchovies, stuffing with sage sausage and honecrisp apple, barbecued rosemary sage turkey, roasted truffle green beans, roast sweet potatoes and shallots. Plus potato rolls and gravy. Mmm... 
Cranberry Custard Pie - Mmm...

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Trial Run: Spatchcocking

Erik said, "No, mom, we need a bigger turkey than that. This one's so wee." I pointed out that it's a chicken. It was delicious, and I'll make avgolemono soup today!

Friday, November 21, 2014


Kidney beans for the win. Plus gluten-free chocolate chip cookies - made with only almond meal, honey, vanilla, butter and chocolate chips.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014

Unfussy: Potato Skins

Erik (as usual) balked at trying them, but he loved them. Mads didn't like the cheese or bacon, but after scraping it out, ate three or four skins...

The orange and vanilla cake was well loved by all though.


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