February 6th, 2011

Game Ready

November 24th, 2010

Live Baking Blogging

Turkey in the brine. These kids think I have lost my mind.


7:18 pm Thankful for my four oldest kids, who just peeled, cored, and sliced 20 apples in record time.

7:00 pm Thankful for my dishwasher, which I just loaded for the third time today.


Pumpkin Pies!


Pecan Pies!


Carrot Cake!


Son: How much more baking

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March 19th, 2010

He Settled

for his name in flames.

February 6th, 2010

May the Best Cookie Win

February 4th, 2010

Super Snacking

I’m still deciding what to cook up for this year’s Super Bowl.

All of us are still getting over the fact that we won’t be eating any of these this year:

But we will likely console ourselves with one or two of these, good for every season:

Other snack contenders:

Cheddar Cheese Ball Artichoke Dip Guacamole Brown Sugar Smokies

What are you making this year? Come share the

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December 15th, 2009


Yes, I do want to make these this year. And pretty much every other awesome pretty holiday treat I find over there.

Stop me now.

No, don’t.

Yes, do.

No, don’t.

It’s for the children.

August 19th, 2009

One More Bit of Summer Fun

Mmmmm, pie.

Faith & Family is hosting a fruit pie contest this week. Bake up a pretty pie, take a picture, and enter to win a King Arthur gift certificate.

What could be easier? What could be more fun?

Come on over and participate!

May 16th, 2009

Crisco Cream?

As Stephen’s First Communion cake cools on the counter, I’ve been researching buttercream frosting recipes.

Can I just say … blech?

How dare anyone call a recipe “buttercream” when it’s made with shortening and a cup of flour? Or (probably the worst) butter-flavored Crisco?

I’m trying not to be a baking snob here, but EW.