Category: Food and Recipes

Sugar Cookies for Tonight’s Christmas Play

Snowflake sugar cookies

Whenever I need an idea for a blog about, I usually go take some pictures of what Rebecca is doing. Tonight and tomorrow night both she and Benjamin will be in the play The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Apparently there…

Chocolate Banana Bars!

Chocolate Black-Bottom Banana Bars

I love bananas, but like Jerry Seinfeld said, “They’re only good for one day.” So I always have a ton of over-ripe bananas in my freezer. I like banana bread fine, but was getting a little tired of it, so…

African Peanut Stew in the Crockpot

Crockpot African Peanut Stew

  This recipe for African Peanut Stew has such a bizarre combination of ingredients that it feels like someone closed their eyes and started randomly grabbing things out of the fridge and pantry. But somehow it works. It tastes delicious,…

The Secret to Perfect Belgian Waffles

The Secret to Perfect Belgian Waffles

My husband Rob, who has always really loved the Belgian Waffles at La Quinta, bought a waffle maker a couple weeks ago. Unfortunately, he was not pleased with the waffles — he said they were tasteless and bland, and not…

Final Cake Decorating Class

Rebecca had her last cake decorating class yesterday. (You can see her projects from the other classes here and here.) They learned how to create flowers and write text. The instructor told us about cakes she has seen at Wal-Mart…

Our Visit to Tom and Chee

Our Visit to Tom and Chee

We’re big Shark Tank fans around here, and I’m probably the biggest fan in the house. I could write an entire post about why I like Shark Tank (and maybe will), but one of the reasons is that we learn…

Rebecca’s Second Cake Decorating Class

Rebecca had her second cake decorating class a few days ago. I’m very impressed that she has no problem being the only twelve year old in a class full of adults. I’m also very impressed with her decorating skills. This…

Cake Decorating by Rebecca

Twelve year old Rebecca has been dying to take a cake decorating class for several months now with little luck. First I tried to sign her up for a homeschool cupcake decorating class, which she was thrilled about … but…

Italian Shotgun Wedding Soup

Crockpot Italian Wedding Soup Recipe

I absolutely love making dinner in the crockpot. It makes the house smell nice all day, it’s easy to prepare in the morning or even the night before, and it’s fantastic to come home to dinner all ready to eat!…