Wordless Wednesday – Bigger is Better

3 kids and us family dessert

When it comes to dessert, we kinda think bigger is better, especially when you're making it for five. There's a bit more to this photo that I'll share later in the week but it's the biggest banana split that I've ever made, seen ... and eaten. And it was goooooood! I don't even want to imagine what the calorie count might have been, it's one thing I'm better off not knowing. On the upside, it was split five ways, so it couldn't be that bad ... I … [Read more...]

Lucky Little Whoopie Pies for St. Patrick’s Day

lucky charms whoopie pies

When thinking of St. Patrick's Day meals, I would guess that corned beef and cabbage comes to mind, but not for our family. I can't help but go straight for the desserts. To keep things fun, light and so very green, I came up with a fun new take on the quite popular whoopie pies. The sweet filling has a touch of mint that complements the chocolate cake perfectly. You can even add a pinch of good luck by adding Lucky Charms marshmallows to … [Read more...]

Lunch Date with My Daughters at Panera Bread

Kids lunch at Panera

Unlike most people, my favorite day of the week happens to be Monday. It's a day that my husband always has off from work, our son goes back to school and we can enjoy a little one on one time with our daughters. Being born so close together, they didn't get the quality time with us that their big brother did during the six years he had as an only child. We try to make this day special for them. Earlier this month we were introduced to Panera … [Read more...]

Conversation Hearts Cake Pops for Valentine’s Day

Conversation Heart Cake Pops

If you've visited my baking blog lately, you've probably noticed I've become a little obsessed with cake pops. Ever since the Wilton Pops book became available, I just haven't been able to contain myself. The ideas are flowing I tell you! It also helps that I have some awesome cake pop testers in the house. My kids just can't seem to get enough of these and I don't mind treating them to one or two pops every now and then. Seeing as I have … [Read more...]

Candy Dipped Oreo Cookies for Valentine’s Day

Candy Dipped Oreo

Are we really talking about Valentine's Day already? Yes we are! Even though it's still well over a month away, it's one of my favorite holidays to spoil my family with sweet treats. It's a holiday all about love and I like to express it with all sorts of goodies ... candies, cookies, cakes ... even better, cookies dipped in candy! And what better cookie to start with than an Oreo? They're already baked and delicious. You could of … [Read more...]

My #UnWrap Attack is Coming Today!

lowel ego lights

Remember last month when I shared the Ebay Unwrap Attack video? Well ... after a long month of deciding what to get myself, I finally came up with something to buy that would give me a little unwrap attack. It's not quite as exciting as the iPad I'm still pining after but it's pretty awesome. When we originally bought our Nikon D5000, I thought it was going to transform my photography skills. Ha! It may be a fabulous camera, but it doesn't fix … [Read more...]

News from Rayovac – VIP Club & Fan Fridays

Rayovac Fan Fridays

One of the many reasons I enjoy working with brands and companies is that I often get "insider" information about promotions and new products before they become public knowledge. When you sign up for the Rayovac VIP Club, you get that same experience through exclusive text messages offering upcoming promotions, coupon offers, special giveaways and current deals at retailers. The best part is it's news you can use. I can't even begin to count … [Read more...]

Wilton Pops Sweets on a Stick Contest Ends Soon

Wilton Pops Book

A few weeks ago, I helped announce the beginning of the Wilton Pops in a Post Contest where 40 lucky bloggers signed up for kits full of all new pops products to create their very own unique pops and a chance to win some big prizes. Even if you missed the blogger pops kit, you can still enter! Entries are being accepted until January 10, 2011. All you have to do is create your own unique cake pop, share your experience making it on your blog … [Read more...]