Have you ever watched your kids go from being semi-normal to bat-poo crazy after eating lots of sugar? I have seen my sweet little girl go from rainbows and sunshine to the Exorcist in about five minutes flat after she eats too much sugar. But here’s the problem… I’m a pastry chef. Making stuff with sugarRead More
It was a birthday cake kind of weekend.
You’d think I’d be busy enough with food while working as a pastry chef in a restaurant, but clearly that isn’t the case. Going from being covered in flour at work, I come home to get covered in powdered sugar. “You have flour on your face,” is a comment I receive regularly at work. “TheRead More
Any time I go to a restaurant, there are certain items that make me drool. Okay fine, so being a foodie means a LOT of foods make me drool, but some produce salivation that cause me to take a step back and say, “No, your belly can’t handle eating 2,000 calories before dinner. Don’t be silly. Plus,Read More
Poop Emoji Cake
Over The Hill birthdays give you the opportunity to go over the edge with funny gifts. Which is why this is one of my favorite sections in a party store to look at, because there’s usually something good enough to make me laugh out loud. This cake had the same effect. Two sisters-in-law and myRead More
Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
Click HERE to watch the video of this! One of my absolute favorite things to do is invite people over to my house and feed them. No really, like feed them a LOT. It’s an obsession to feed people lots of food. I’m turning into my grandmother. Even more than inviting people over just toRead More
Sesame Street Birthday Party
Some days, it feels like the days and weeks drag on, and then… BOOM! My baby boy turns 2. This all goes along with my cousin’s perfect description of having young kids, “The days are long, but the years are short.” He’s not 2 weeks old. Not 2 months old. TWO YEARS OLD. Where hasRead More
Chunky Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies for Papa
My grandfather passed away recently. It’s never easy to lose a loved one, even though you know it’s coming when you see their health declining. He lived a long, good life and made it until the ripe old age of 90. This blows my mind. How do people make it to their nineties these days? HeRead More
Ultimate Oreo Cake
Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night, unable to go back to sleep? Happens to me more than I’d like, but often that’s when a lot of brainstorming takes place in my noggin. Sometimes I’d rather be sleeping, but that’s when an idea pops in my head that makes me wantRead More
I'm not 19 anymore, and it shows.
Well, at least physically I’m not. Sometimes it’s fun to be a goofball- minus the obnoxious, totally clueless life perspective from when I was 19. No, I’m not saying ALL 19 year olds are like this, just reflecting on so many of the dumb things I said or did 17 years ago. There are too manyRead More
My kids are mac n' cheese addicts.
Mac n’ cheese seems to be the “it” thing for kids. Most kids not only like it, but they go absolutely bonkers for it. My kids fall into that category. Before I learned how to make it from scratch, Kraft “Thick and Creamy” lived in our pantry. I could easily blame myself for their addiction,Read More