White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Monsters

TammyRenea “People who are always taking care of their health are like misers, who are hoarding a treasure which they have never spirit enough to enjoy.” ~ Laurence Sterne ...more

Eggless Oatmeal Cookies

It was the night before my son’s day camp began and I had not been to the store in a week. I was looking over the list of things I was supposed to pack for him including a lunch and snacks. The previous week we had had 2 little boys in the house and they had eaten every snack in the place. Goldfish? Gone! Popcorners? An entire bag eaten in one afternoon at the pool. Raspberries? Devoured with pancakes. Graham crackers?...more

Cherry Cookie Cups

As you know, I have 11 pounds of cherries!Man on man, my family is quite the bunch of pickers. ...more

Jazzy Summer cupcakes

Cupcakes are usually one serving size, no sharing involved. They’re small and easy to package, store, and transport. Decorating cupcakes is fun and creative  for people of all ages. Generally they can be made out of common kitchen supplies and ingredients you have on hand, and they take less then 1/2 an hour to bake. Cupcakes are perfect for a plethora of events, including birthday parties, bachelorette parties, business events, rehearsal dinners, bachelor......more

Cherry Picking and Cherry French Toast Casserole

One day, we decided to take a day excursion over to Michigan to do some cherry picking.  Just a day in the country of good ol' fashioned fun.  We went to the cutest orchard about 2 1/2 hours away called Tree-mendous Fruit Farm.  What a fun day in the orchard! ...more

Beautiful Fairtrade Macaroons

Macaroons are the most beautiful things I've ever baked.It’s no wonder that they are so popular at the moment, they are simply gorgeous to look at and have such a delicate sweet and nutty flavour that they absolutely make the perfect treat for any special occasion....more

Have You Ever Been Pushed Out of Your Comfort Zone?

Our Comfort Zone.  The place where we are the most comfortable, the most familiar.  Do you ever wonder what would happen if you took a risk or did something that you always wanted to do but were afraid to try?  Some of us are pushed out of our comfort zone for a variety of reasons.  For me, it was a financial push.  I knew I had to do something, but didn't have a clue what to do to bring in extra income. ...more

Rose and Alstroemeria Lily Flower Paste Keepsake

Every bride wants her wedding day to be perfect, to feel like a princess for that one special day. The cake is a special element of that day, with so many choices and styles it can become overwhelming. As a cake decorator I try to eliminate some of that stress by carefully listening to what the bride wants and expects. I recently had a bride ask me if I could create a keepsake of flowers she had chosen for her... ...more

No Bake Peanut Butter Balls

Today I'm sharing a favorite snack in our house. Something that doesn't last long! Peanut Butter Energy Balls! They are so yummy and fun to make with the kids. I first saw a recipe floating around about 2 years ago. The recipe calls for coconut but we aren't fans of coconut so I leave that part out! Otherwise most of everything else we already had on hand. Ingredients:...more