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Happy Easter!

We had a nice Easter here, hope you did too. For dessert I made this cake: The rabbit was made with gum paste, and was very easy to put together. Inside the cake… Continue reading

Italian Easter Cookies – Attempting to Channel My Grandmother

When I was a kid, my grandmother used to bake a lot, and she would always let us “help” her, though that mostly just involved licking the spoons and beaters clean. She used… Continue reading

Books 2013 – Beautiful Ruins

Talk about a book I couldn’t wait to get back to! This book has it all. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter is laugh-out-loud funny and also very touching at times; a mixture of… Continue reading

Kiss Me, I’m Making Bailey’s Irish Cream Cookies with Irish Mocha Glaze

As you may have guessed from some of the previous posts, I have been looking up some recipes to help us get our Irish on this St. Patrick’s Day. I came across a… Continue reading

I’ve Only Got Eyes For These Homemade Irish Potato Candies

Truth be told, I had never noticed the Irish Potatoes that proliferated our area in the weeks before St. Patrick’s day prior to meeting my husband, who comes from Irish stock, and therefore… Continue reading

Homemade Copycat McDonald’s Shamrock Shake – It’s Not the Only Thing That Will Be Green

This time of year, I find myself continually throwing a green monkey off my back. I mean, if I could justify the caloric content, I would probably drive through at McDonald’s at least… Continue reading

Erin, Go Brag About this Homemade Irish Soda Bread

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I thought it would be fun to try some Irish recipes, and decided to start simple with some Irish soda bread. When I told my kids I… Continue reading

Chocolate Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies – Like a Chewy Reese’s

I don’t know if you’ve figured this out yet, but I love to bake. I am always searching for some new kind of cookie, and when I came across these peanut butter filled… Continue reading

Books 2013 – The Snow Child

Right off the bat, I should tell you that The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey is not the kind of novel that I usually read. I have trouble with “magical” tales. With the… Continue reading

Frugal Friday – The DIY First Aid Ice Pack

Accidents happen. And when you have kids, they seem to happen a lot more often, am I right? In my opinion, you can never have too many first aid ice packs on hand.… Continue reading