Apple Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream


Happy Fall everyone! I think I’ve said this before, but I love the flavors of fall: pumpkin, apple, caramel, maple, etc. Everything is so warm and comforting. I have dozens (maybe hundreds) of autumn crafts, recipes, and projects pinned to my Pinterest Boards – things I’m definitely going to get to…someday.

Well, I did come across a great cupcake recipe recently. Not on my Pinterest Boards (where I should have looked), but at I adjusted the recipe a bit, …

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth


Ocean Spray Cran-Lemonade CONTEST and GIVEAWAY!!!

CranLEMDisclosure: I was compensated for my this post and received product to sample. Of course all opinions are my own.

I can’t wait for summer – days at the beach or by the pool, evenings spent playing outside, hanging out with friends from the neighborhood, lazy mornings…

Summer and lemonade go hand in hand. As soon as the weather starts getting nice, my youngest and the rest of the neighborhood kids start begging for supplies to open their lemonade stands. …

Fun with Food – Let Them Eat Cake

potato cake 1

Monday was April Fool’s Day. While it’s not on my list of favorite days, I still wanted to have a little fun.

When my kids walked in from school, I was piping fluffy “icing” on what looked like dessert.

Little did they know, the cake was for dinner.

It was meatloaf.

potato cake 2

Yes, some would say, “That’s so mean.” But my kids got a good laugh, and no worries on the dessert end of things – we had plenty of treats …

It’s Spirit Week!


If you are unfamiliar with Spirit Week, it’s a week where every day children come to school dressed in a different “themed” outfit. Some of you will think I’m a mean-no-fun type of mom, but this is one of those weeks that I dread.

Oh, I wasn’t always like this. I used to love crazy hair day, backwards day, 50s day…

Then I became a parent. It’s like Halloween every day of the week. Younger kids need help, and …