Strawberry Chocolate Elephant Lollipops Tutorial

Chocolate Elephant Lollipops

Recently we celebrated my son’s first birthday. How did the first year fly by so quickly?  How did the tiny infant sleeping on my chest turn into the smiley boy chasing after his big sister and climbing everything in sight? Sometimes time goes by too fast. Ever since he was a newborn my son has […]

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Guava Jelly & Guava Jalapeno Jelly

Guava Jalapeño Jelly

Not too long ago I was grocery shopping and noticed a stack of 600g clamshells of little guavas for $3.99. I haven’t had guavas in ages and I really wanted to buy them. But then I reminded myself that things were really busy and I probably wouldn’t have time to make anything with them anyway. […]

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Orange Curd Buttercream Tutorial

Orange Curd Buttercream

Orange curd buttercream is one of my two favorite recipes for creating a delicious and delightful orange flavored buttercream.  My other favorite recipe, which I’ll post sometime soon, is flavored with orange zest and freshly squeezed orange juice. Both recipes are delicious and both have their advantages depending on intended use.  If you’re already making orange […]

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Easy Royal Icing Recipe

Easy Royal Icing Recipe

Whether you’re flooding sugar cookies or piping flowers for cakes you need an easy royal icing recipe. One that comes together in a pinch and doesn’t make your arm feel like it’s going to fall off after mixing. When I first started making royal icing I followed the Wilton royal icing recipe to a T. The result […]

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Plaid Easter Bunny Cookies royal icing decorated

Plaid Easter Bunny Cookies

I recently made these fun and cute plaid Easter bunny cookies for my daughter’s kindergarten class. Let me tell you, I have a thing for plaid. Maybe it’s because I was a teenager in the ’90s where plaid was everything and everywhere. Plaid layered upon plaid. Twenty years may have passed (um, how did that […]

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Silky Smooth Orange curd recipe

Silky Smooth Orange Curd

There’s something so appealing about the bright yellowy-orange of orange curd, like a thousand tiny suns contained within a mason jar. It may be raining today but I’m feeling the excitement of Spring. The flowers are blooming, tiny cherry blossoms line the streets and we’ve even had a few days warm enough to go without […]

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Irish Cream Buttercream

Irish Cream Buttercream

Irish Cream liqueur is a beautiful thing. It’s a perfect little treat on its own after certain children are in bed. It’s an awesome way to dress up your coffee. So of course Irish cream buttercream is going to be awesome. Swirls of sugary, liqueur-y goodness piled high on cupcakes or slathered on cakes. How […]

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Brown Rice Syrup Modeling Chocolate Cutouts

Making Modeling Chocolate with Brown Rice Syrup

I recently experimented and made modeling chocolate with organic brown rice syrup. Normally I make my modeling chocolate (candy clay) with organic light corn syrup but I haven’t been able to find any lately. Instead I bought some organic brown rice syrup and decided to give it a try. I also made a small batch […]

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Pesto Chicken with Edamame Spaghetti Noodles

Pesto Chicken with Edamame Spaghetti Noodles

Spaghetti is a guilty pleasure. So delicious but so many carbs…. We’re always on the lookout for healthier alternatives to spaghetti. I recently came across these edamame spaghetti noodles and thought they’d be fun to try. One of the things that first caught my eye was the label indicating 23g of protein per 50 gram […]

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