The Unsinkable Chocolate Cake

My nephew is one of my favorite people on this Earth. He has very specific tastes and doesn’t veer from them in the slightest. For his last birthday, he was asked what he wanted for dinner, he replied “corn dogs, AND NOTHING ELSE” so when I asked his mom(my sister) if she wanted me to…

Non toxic edible finger paint!

Have you ever read the children’s book “if you give a mouse a cookie” by Laura numeroff? Well it might as well have been titled “Any Given Day with a Toddler”. In the chaos that has been our last month and a half or so, I have been randomly packing up a few of the…

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sigh… it’s been way too long since my last blog post. We decided to sell our condo in the last few weeks and look for our first “real” house. What a crazy whirl wind it’s been. Every day feels like we are riding a roller coaster. We are currently under contract for selling our previous…

Scientifically Perfect Apple Pie and Pie Dough

Making pie has always seemed so daunting to me. I had bought the dough that comes pre made and rolled out and it was always a disaster! It would tear the minute I tried to unroll it even if I had let it sit out. If this was how difficult pre made pie dough was, no…

Thrifting 101

In my women’s group for church, I was asked to prepare some information on “thrift-ing”. As I was getting into it, I got so excited I thought that everyone should have this information! I practically don’t buy anything new. Toys and clothes for Charlotte, a Kitchen Aide Stand Mixer, a leather computer chair for Ben,…

Cherry Pie Bars

This is my grandma! I love her so much and I LOVE when we get to visit her at her home in Utah. She is always cooking up at least 5 different things at a time in the kitchen and one of them is always some kind of dessert. She makes the best banana bread and zucchini bars. I…