How to Pipe a Buttercream Peony

Peony’s are definitely one of my favorite flowers! It’s a close race between hydrangea and peony, but usually peony wins. I think it’s because they offer up so much variation and color and style ....more

chocolate cookie dough sandwich cookies

There is just something so exciting about cookie dough. Paired with deep, rich chocolate and you are basically in cookie dough lovers heaven! I was having a craving the other day which is so weird for me! ...more

coop update

We are pluggin away at the Chicken Palace. Some folks may technically refer to it as a coop, but I like to think of it as a palace. Then I can talk about the palace on our property ....more

Spring Layer Cake with Pink Buttercream Flowers

I still love getting magazines. I know they are supposedly not as popular now that everything is available online, but I love thumbing through a magazine with a cup of good coffee and a comfortable sofa. One of my favorite magazines to get in the mail is HGTV Magazine ....more

why does a child need a mother?

Why does a child need a mother? ...more

the other side of fear

I felt something funny. It wasn’t weird funny, just felt like something that was a bit abnormal. Almost like a patch of dry skin or a healing wound ....more

southwest cobb salad dip

So it turns out that I am a big fan of dip. I pretty much like to eat dip at all time, for all occasions. It doesn’t need to be a holiday or special gathering or anything ....more

my new blogging mission statement {hint: the previous one was a lie}

You know that thing that Tom Cruise did in Jerry McGuire? Where he wrote a big letter (mission statement) to everyone he worked with and it essentially got him shunned from his peers? Well, I am about to do that ....more

pancake muffins {lifehack}

With a large family breakfast usually goes one of two ways: 1. Make just enough and everyone is happy and full. 2. Make way too much and have lots of leftovers ....more

angel food cake with roasted strawberry sauce

When you are making homemade Angel Food Cake it’s important to be aware of two things: It uses a lot of eggs. Scratch that. It uses a lot of egg WHITES ....more