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

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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

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Three year old girls generally do not like spiders. Of any kind. They think they are yucky. So I told the Princess Cupcake we were making Rice Krispies treats first. Then I told her they would be spider ones. PC: “But I don’t like spiders.” Me: “These are pretend spiders. We’re making them out of [Read More]

Easy No-Bake Pumpkin Truffles

no-bake pumpkin truffles

Driving to school on Tuesday: Me: Hey cupcake, do you want to make pumpkin truffles tonight? Cupcake: YEAH!!!!! YEAH, YEAH, YEAH!  (FYI: She has no idea what a truffle is) Thinking silence. Cupcake: Mom? How do we make pumpkin tuffs? Me: Well, we take Oreo cookies – Cupcake: I LOVE COOKIES! YUM! Me: — and [Read More]

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!

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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]

Super easy cute teacher gift

smart cookie teacher gift

The Princess Cupcake prefers to be called, “Cupcake” now that she’s in the “big girl” class at school. “Princess Cupcake” is soooooo little girl. However, “Princess Cupcake Superman” is still allowed. Yes, the pre-school years started for us with a lot of fanfare. It ushered in uniforms and early drop-offs and lunches she can eat [Read More]

Zoku is so kuul

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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]