I always think a long weekend is the perfect excuse to take a little break from our everyday routines and do something extra fun as a family. We had wanted to go camping with some friends this weekend but by the time we tried to make a reservation all of the campgrounds within a two […]
With school starting this week and summer coming to an end it seems fitting to try to squeeze in just one more summer barbecue. Sure I live in California where we can grill most of the year, but there is something about the long summer days that make me want to get the coals going […]
There is something about s’mores that just makes me smile. Perhaps it is the fact that it is almost impossible to eat a s’more without geting messy, or the fact that eating s’mores reminds me of wonderful times sitting around a campfire. Or perhaps it is just the fact that they are utterly delicious. Regular […]
As I am sure everyone has noticed there has been a shortage of posting around here lately. Things have been a bit hectic to say the least. Between packing up to move and driving cross country (with a two year old) there hasn’t been much time for anything. I am hoping to get back to […]
As I mentioned in my last post, once I had made graham cracker cupcakes my mind immediately turned to smores. I had some extra batter left over from baking the bases for the ice cream cupcakes, and decided to make mini cupcakes (mostly because I had cute new mini cupcake papers I wanted to use).
Even though my mom is not the kind of woman who loves everything pink (her color is purple) there is something about planning an elegant Mothers’ Day brunch that makes me want to make pretty pink cupcakes for dessert. These strawberry lemonade cupcakes are perfect for an elegant brunch, an afternoon tea party, or really […]
Every year I try to come up with new and fun hamentashen flavors. I always make sure to make a bunch of the traditional poppy because those are our favorites, but it wouldn’t be Purim around here without at least a few crazy hamentashen (like s’more or chocolate chip cookie dough). I have some fun […]
The Jewish holiday of Purim is just two weeks away and my household is already gearing up. We have figured out our costumes and have been listening to Purim music nonstop. (Although, in the interest of full disclosure I should probably mention that we listen to Purim music nonstop year round because whenever I give […]