Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies

It's peanut butter jelly time! Peanut butter jelly time! I get a little pumped when it comes to peanut butter and jelly, I meant who doesn't? It's the ultimate kid flavor combo, and the easiest way to please when it comes to kiddo lunches. This time of year I'm a peanut butter and jelly factory as the kiddos head back to school, yay! I make sure to incorporate other foods, but if I let them ... [ read more... ]

Apple Crisp Cupcakes Fall Is Coming!

We're officially three days from September, three days! Which means pumpkin, spice, apples, scarves, crispy air...eek! I get so crazy happy when the fall nears, it's that first hint of excitement for all of the things to come over the next few months - holidays! Sadly, while we're living in the desert we don't really get a fall, not like were use to in the north, but we've come to make due no ... [ read more... ]

Sugar Cookie Ice Cream

Yesterday we sent the kiddos back to school, which means all three of the kiddos are now in school. ALL three! For most of my grown up life I've spent my days changing diapers, making PB & J's, wiping noses, picking up toys, and kissing boo boos. While part of me is totally relieved and totally excited for their new journey the other part of me feels completely lost. What exactly am I suppose to ... [ read more... ]

Snow Cone Cupcake Tutorial

In case you've totally missed all the fun this far, Cupcakery (my book) is officially here! This last week has been a whirlwind of emotions as I was able to watch you guys share your excitement while receiving your books over social media. From the bottom of my heart, I can not thank you enough. While I have many many many more sobbing thank you's I'm going to save those for another post later ... [ read more... ]

Pistachio Almond Ice Cream (No Machine!)

Last year I spent weeks researching ice cream makers. I really wanted to make ice cream at home but I was unhappy with my research outcome. It seemed that in order to have a machine that made great ice cream I was going to fork over quiet a few bucks. It just didn't seem like a great idea to me since it's such a seasonal item. Just shortly after I discovered you could make some really yummy yet ... [ read more... ]

O-fish-ally Number 1 Dad Cupcakes!

I learned a little lesson this week, like no matter what mom says, sometimes there really aren't many more fish in the sea. Sometimes there are only six fish in the sea. Particularly, six little cupcake fish who found their time here in the ocean with chocolate bubbles would last no longer then one minute (give or take a few moments). Had I know this...maybe I would have snapped the camera a ... [ read more... ]

Strawberry Banana Cupcakes

Inspiration really can one from anywhere. Like cake stands. I really should probably tell you that I made these cupcakes because I love banana and strawberry together, or that my kiddos requested them, or because it's my favorite smoothie combo ever...but that would be a total fib. See that pretty little cake stand? I found it at our local PX (military post exchange) and it was like THE perfect ... [ read more... ]

RAWR-some Father’s Day Cookies

You know what is totally out of my league? Boy stuff. Yep, super heroes...monsters...trucks...dirt...and dinosaurs. All boy stuff, all out of my league. Recently this has become more and more obvious as my girls grow older. While I do have two brothers growing up one was ten years older then me and one was ten years younger then me so I really wasn't ever aware of the "boy stuff" they were into. ... [ read more... ]