How to Make a Hand Sugar Cookie for Fun with Children #recipe #foodie

Making sugar cookies is fun and easy. I have found that sugar cookies are the one to-be-baked food that we always have ingredients in the household for. I wanted to put a twist on sugar cookie baking the other day to make it more fun for my silly sons and this is what we created…. Sugar Cookie Hands. I also wanted to include the recipe we used for sugar cookies to ensure you know how to make them as fluffy as we did. Step one is to make the sugar cookie dough according to the ingredients and instructions on the […]

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Flour, Sugar, Butter, and Pure Laughter

Last night my son’s weren’t too happy about the lack in after school snack upon their pick up from school. You see, my sons get out of school ready to eat their arm off because they are just so hungry. I usually grab something quick and this particular afternoon, I used some change to grab them each 2 munchkins from Dunkin Donuts. Wrong choice. Total meltdown over not wanting such a treat. I was in shock, figured they would have been excited to have a random small treat. Nope. They were upset, but using my Mom skills they finally accepted […]

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Red Velvet Cupcakes in Ice Cream Cones? #foodie

The daughter and I had always enjoy baking but the other night she decided that baking the normal red velvet cupcakes as they were shown on the box was not good enough. No. This tween wanted something different, something she thought was cool. Something more… While yes , as shown above she made a cute smiley face out of the mini cupcakes that were made, she didn’t only do that. The cream cheese frosting was made and the cupcakes were a great start, but then she realized you could put cake mix in ice cream cones… did you all know […]

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The Boys Inexpensive Birthday Party ….

My sons are two years and six days apart, that means a combined birthday “party” in August every year. So this past weekend was best time to do it and it was a last minute let’s get a cake sort of idea. I headed to Market Basket picked up a $12 cake and cheap ice cream. Then off to Dollar Tree to get each of them a $1 helium balloon and 2 presents each. The reason for cake, ice cream, balloons and presents? The boys say every year, birthdays mean singing Happy Birthday all day, cake, ice cream and balloons. […]

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Hiding Her Face With Food

I just love my daughter, I love how she is only two sizes smaller than me for shoes and is already stealing my shoes to wear around the house as well as out of the house from time to time. Another new thing she does is to place FOOD in front of the camera any time I try to snap a photo, case in point; Waiting at the school for her brother …. a lollipop snuck it’s way into being my main object in the picture. While waiting at the farm stand for Dad, a king size muffin became Miss […]

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My Little Baking Boy

My first born and only daughter is a fabulous cook, well baker. That girl can bake way better than me, it’s always a joke that if someone is going to make one of our family member’s birthday cakes that Miss Ki better do it for Mom will end up ruining it. It’s the fun joke around our home, and yes I can laugh at myself so it’s all in fun! My second born is a stereotypical boy, has zero interest in the kitchen and that’s just fine by me. He excels in other areas, but my youngest child, a boy, […]

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My idea of a 30th Bash for Little Ole Me

I am turning 30 on October 28th and I swear I wanted to have a big, grand birthday party. I love birthdays, I don’t care about anything but having cake, ice cream and people over. I get cake and I get ice cream every year, this year it is my 30th and so some companies really should see why it would be totally beneficial to get all of my Mom Bloggy friends together, full trip to NH for them, tents and/or campers to set up shop right here at my house. Bonfires, cake, ice cream, music, socializing and so much […]

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Collage from AJ’s Fifth Birthday

Here are a few shots from AJ’s fifth bday party … small and sweet. My sister and her boyfriend came over for a BBQ dinner and cake and ice cream! AJ received a bicycle with helmet and the bike has training wheels, he loves his new present! AJ had a great time, although he hated us singing happy birthday to him. I wish I could share that video, but it’s so long and I kept it for family video coverage only! Can’t  believe my baby is five and heading to school!

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Today Is Baby K’s Third Birthday!!!

I was at the pool yesterday and I informed my uncle that tomorrow was going to be Baby K’s third birthday. My uncle says “Three years ago tomorrow you were looking to get rid of a kid” and my reply was “and I still am”. Okay, I really do love my children and no I don’t want to get rid of them, but he had set that up for me to reply that way, right? Today my youngest is THREE, he will show you that he is three by holding up his index finger, middle finger and ring finger, very […]

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Throw an Ovaltine Party; Awesome & Wholesome

You heard that right, you can throw an awesome wholesome backyard Ovaltine party and enjoy it! Seriously … wish I had the pictures for you! I wanted to share some tips on how YOU can host your own backyard Ovaltine party and have fun! Get All The Right “Ingredients” Of course you will want some backyard toys for the kids. So get those Frisbee’s, bad-mitten setup and get some balls to kick around (or for dodge-ball). Next you will most certainly need some ice cold milk and the three available flavors of Ovaltine; Rich Chocolate, Classic Malt and Chocolate Malt. […]

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