Ornaments made out of Peppermints

peppermint candy christmas ornaments

This peppermint candy ornament has been endorsed by the Princess Cupcake. They are shamelessly easy – Here’s what you need: A bag of peppermints – unwrapped Cooking spray Parchment paper Cookie sheet Paper towel Ribbon Here’s what you do: Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Tear some parchment paper off and cover your cookie sheet. Spray [Read More]

Santa Hat Reindeer Food


Sunday will forever be known as Santa hat day. “Santa hat reindeer food day” to be exact. The Princess Cupcake is all about melting chocolate, dipping things into chocolate, dipping chocolate into sprinkles, eating things dipped in chocolate, stirring things in chocolate… so I knew I had a winning project for us. When she saw [Read More]

Thanksgiving treat: pilgrim hat cookies

pilgrim hat cookies

We had snack at school this week. It’s supposed to be healthy. Are marshmallows healthy? Mmmm, maybe if they’re not dunked in chocolate first. Whoops. It’s the last two days of school before Thanksgiving break – so I took the liberty of asking the Princess Cupcake if she’d like to make pilgrim hat cookies for [Read More]

Mini Pumpkin Pies

Pumpkin pie pockets

In our house, we like our crust with a little bit of pie. Basically, we’re a pro-crust family. So when I saw these on cookies & cups:   I knew they were the perfect project for The Princess Cupcake and me to make. And so easy too. See? All you need is refrigerated pie crusts, [Read More]

Spider Rice Krispies Treats


These Spider Rice Krispies are a big hit for Halloween or any kids’ party. Kids love them plus they are easy enough for the little monsters to make.
Of any kind.

That’s why I told the Princess Cupcake we were making Rice Krispies treats first. Then I told her they would be spider ones.

Pumpkin Pie Pockets Recipe

As seen on Cookies & Cups! Recipe: Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie filling Ingredients 4 oz cream cheese, room temp. 1 cup canned pumpkin 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 tsp salt 1 egg yolk 1/2 cup half and half 4 tbsp melted butter 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice Instructions Preheat oven to 350 Spray [Read More]

How to make a great smoothie

Don’t ask me where it came from. This morning the Princess Cupcake asked for popcorn and a smoothie for breakfast. We were fresh out of smoothies, but I obliged her on the popcorn. It was a new request, and I was amused. Brought her home tonight after a rousing round of shopping for my MARTHA [Read More]

Whooo’s got the best treat? Owl S’More Treats!

owl smores

I saw this online at one of my favorite and local mom blogs, Living Locurto and couldn’t wait to try it with the Princess.    “Hey Cupcake, do you want to make Owl S’more Treats?” “YEA! S’Mores! YEA! S’Mores! YEA! I want to help. I want to HEEEELLLLLPPPPP” Bouncing child is whole-body shoving large step [Read More]

Zoku is so kuul


The Princess Cupcake and I have been admiring the Zoku Pop Maker in the Williams Sonoma catalog for some time. She has told me over and over which monster pops she’s going to make. And they look pretty darn complicated from the photo: But I was wrong.

The strawberry obsession continues

red white and blue strawberries

Now that I’ve learned that strawberries are going to change my life for the better, I have finding all kinds of new ways to incorporate them into my diet. This might be one of my favorites — although I’m not sure it’s quite what the David Grotto had in mind. Oh well. The Princess Cupcake [Read More]