Appetizers and Dips

Coconut Fruit Dip

I wish I had better pictures of this fruit dip, because it was absolutely amazing. Unfortunately, I’m notorious for making delicious food for parties and then forgetting to take good pictures of it.  It was even better than that marshmallow creme fruit dip, which I happen to have a very high regard for.  I can… Continue reading Coconut Fruit Dip


Humbug: Not Nearly as Much Fun as Holiday Magic.

Yesterday, this blog post was posted in my Facebook news feed no less than 5 times.  In it, as in many similar blog posts I’ve seen since the invention on Pinterest, the mom blogger rants about how we need to, as a group, “tone down” the holidays. She speaks with disdain about things like leprechaun… Continue reading Humbug: Not Nearly as Much Fun as Holiday Magic.

cookies · St. Patrick's Day

Leprechaun Catching Cookies

My daughter and I are trying to catch a leprechaun. We have carefully constructed a leprechaun trap… We’ve studied all there is to know about them…. And we’ve made these delicious leprechaun catching (read: green oatmeal peanut butter cookies) to entice them into our trap. I am forever seeing St. Patrick’s Day cookies on Pinterest,… Continue reading Leprechaun Catching Cookies

Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

Perfect White Cake with Coconut Cream Frosting

My baby boy turned one this weekend.  For me, it is a time of both sadness at him getting big so quickly, and relief that the older he gets, the more things he can do for himself (like walk, and wipe his own butt.) Charlie’s big 0-1 bash was dinosaur themed this year.  I did… Continue reading Perfect White Cake with Coconut Cream Frosting