Party Fun: Brown and Pink Baby Shower

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My sweet niece, Michelle, had a beautiful little girl a few months ago; but, before that I got to do a few things to help make her baby shower pretty! Michelle wanted a shower that had some pink, but didn't want it to look like a giant pile of cotton candy had exploded in the room. Since she was using pink and brown for the baby's room at home, we used the same color scheme for the shower. I … [Read more...]

Birthday Party Fun: Superhero Edition

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Tobin is obsessed with all things Superhero. He loves Hulk, Spider Man, Super Man, Ninja Turtles, all of them. So, for his third birthday in early March, a Superhero theme was sure to be a hit. Luckily, there are a lot of really creative people who have done Superhero parties, so I had a lot of inspiration to draw on. If you Google "superhero party" you will end up with many, many helpful … [Read more...]

Baking: Prune Cake

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The first time I had Prune Cake was in the early 1990s. I had never heard of it, but my late Mother-in-law, Sondra, made it for some holiday or birthday and I fell in love. Prune Cake is a favorite in Mark's family and I have so many fond memories of birthdays and holidays with this cake served. My senior year of high school, I took a Home Ec class and had to enter a food item in the local 4H … [Read more...]

Pinned and Done: Andes Mint Cupcakes

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One of my favorite flavor combinations is mint and chocolate, so when I saw this cupcake recipe for Andes Mint Cupcakes, I knew I had to try it. Luckily, we had a gathering at the office for a big group of people coming up, so I had the perfect reason to bake them! I took some shortcuts from the original recipe, solely because I ran out of time. The original recipe called for a chocolate mint … [Read more...]

Pinned & Done: S’Mores Cupcakes

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One of the first things I pinned when I started using Pinterest was a marshmallow-topped cupcake (it reminded me of a S'more). I really love cupcakes, so I'm always looking for fun new ways to bake them. I really like this method. You can see the pin on my "Baking, Cooking, Food" board. Don't Because I wanted to make the cupcake a little more S'mores like, I played around with some chocolate … [Read more...]