Just Say No to Cake Pops

I really don’t have a problem with cake pops.  I mean, you have to do something with your leftover cake, right?  Well when I made the Blond’s birthday cake, I had a whackload of leftover cake bits.  I cubed them and was thinking I would recycle the leftovers for a dinner party we were having. … Continue reading

He’s Dynamite

This weekend we celebrated the Blond’s 10th birthday.  He asked for a Minecraft TNT cake.  Are you familiar with Minecraft?  No?  Yeah, I have better things to do with my time too.  Like Candy Crush.  Minecraft is a phenomenon being enjoyed by 10 year-olds across North America (and everywhere else I imagine).  When the guys … Continue reading

Beet Down

I love beets.  I’m Ukrainian, so that must have something to do with it, right? The ECBF is new to beets.  He knows his way around borscht, but when I asked him if I could make roasted beets one night he thought he’d only ever had them boiled.  Ummm, what?  Nooooo.  Roasted beets are the … Continue reading

The Blond Likes Brownies

The Blond wanted to bake something last weekend.  He started talking about making something and so I said, go ahead and find a recipe and we’ll make it.  So he did.  Awesome.  We workshopped his idea a little bit before he started looking – he was thinking something like a brownie – but with peanut … Continue reading

Pink: Not Yours

I think I’ve shared with you how lucky I am to have the ECBF, the Blond, and the Brunette in my life.  For all the obvious reasons, of course, but also because they are all so technologically savvy, that they have turned me into a bit of a tech-snob myself.  We all have iPads, and … Continue reading

Chicago Mix, Part II

OMG. We were in Vegas for the weekend and I accidentally stumbled upon a Garrett’s Popcorn shop.  Whaaaat?  Yes I did. So the crack-cocaine of the snack world, Chicago Mix, was featured in my blog a couple weeks ago.  You read the post here.  I live the nightmare of a Chicago Mix addiction every day. Interestingly, I … Continue reading

Gluten Free Chia Chip Cookies: DIY

I bought this monster-sized bag of chia seeds at the Costcos a couple months ago and realized I hadn’t been using them up.  Trying to think of a good way to incorporate chia into some baking I decided that I could easily add them to a chocolate chip cookie recipe without too much hassle.  I … Continue reading