Almond Joy cupcakes

If you like Almond Joy candy bars then you will hate these cupcakes. NOT. They are life changing...seriously guys. Just trust me on this. Get the recipe here. Everyone will love you forever and ever if you make them .(I got a few wordy love notes from people....a little embarrassing if you ask me, but I appreciated the sentiment ;) ha, … [Read more...]

I scream, you scream…

So, I was in charge of hosting my Bunco group this past month, and I decided to go with an ice cream know me and a theme, right? We're like peas in a pod. Two of a kind. Partners in crime. Peanut Butter and Jelly. Anyways. I dusted off my ice cream maker, looked up some recipes on Pinterest, and spent the week before whipping up four … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas…and a Happy New Year! (and free printable tags)

Sugar Cookies and Royal Icing   Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies  Hey, all! I hope your days to come are Merry and Bright! We're gearing up for all the holiday traditions and family time, I can't wait! Also, I've been having a blast in my kitchen baking up some … [Read more...]

Crazy for Cake Pops book-giveaway!

***This giveaway is now closed...See the winner below!***   A little while ago, I was sent this fabulous book-called Crazy for Cake Pops. Can you guess what it's all about? Yes I know you're not stupid, so you all guessed correctly. It's all about cake pops!Can I tell you something?I love these little things! I've made versions of these before, … [Read more...]

peanut butter cup cheesecake bars

I just had to share this yummy recipe with you!  I've been on something of a cupcake kick lately...but wanted to make something different last weekend...hence, some cheesecake bars! So pretty much this cheesecake rocked everyone's world. My family was practically swooning over in delight. It's rich, decadent, and if you like the PB and chocolate … [Read more...]

cupcakes galore!

This weekend I made 70 cupcakes for a wedding open house for a longtime gal pal (like since kindergarten-ish). Her new hubby has a fondness for red velvet and she likes lemon, so the flavors were easy to decide on! I practiced beforehand (everyone I knew who sampled them was so bummed they had to help eat cupcakes for scientific reasons...) Lemon … [Read more...]

an on day

at least i rebounded quickly from my off day yesterday! thanks to another trip to wal-mart for the right pectin, i finished the peach jam. (delicious)i used this tutorial/recipe...very simple. i don't know why i've never made it before. glaring oversight on my part.i also made this dress for sadie from start to almost finish during her afternoon … [Read more...]

Happy Fourth of July

We started the day off with some patriotic cupcake decorating...we being Janae and I. She was a big help...we made these with Ina Garten's recipe here, marshmallow fondant and buttercream icing.It was a bit labor intensive but still FUN!Then we were off to our ward BBQ at Miller park. The weather was perfect...breezy and warm. We enjoyed sitting … [Read more...]

Sweetie. pie.

Today I attempted and conquered pie crust! Real pie crust, not a graham cracker crust or anything. It was in honor of Rory's mom's birthday today. She is a pie fan and master. had to turn out good! It got rave reviews, so I think I'll make this one again, although it was a little bit runny, I think it needed a little while longer in the … [Read more...]


Well, we successfully surprised Rory tonight! Can you tell? (notice the box of diapers in his hands.) giggle.I couldn't have done it without all of our friends and family...thanks to all who helped, especially Janae and Joanna, they did all the set up and decorating, while watching Sadie. I got to chill out at Red Robin with my hunny and come home … [Read more...]