Alien Cupcakes

Yesterday was my son Zach’s 25th birthday and so I decided to surprise him at work with some birthday cupcakes.  This idea comes from the cookbook “Hello, Cupcake!” by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson.  They have three cupcake/treat decorating books and if you’re into stuff like that like I am then I highly recommend them.  … Continue reading

Black and White Quilted Fondant Birthday Cake

We had fun experimenting yesterday with some new fondant techniques on this cake.  Courtney’s friend Brie called and asked if we would make a birthday cake for her friend Nina (we previously made a couple of baptism cakes for Nina’s son Rome).  She wanted something in black and white and wanted it to be pretty … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Fudgy S’More Cake

Courtney always wants chocolate cake when they come over on Sundays and usually I just don’t have the time to get that made so yesterday I decided to try one of those crock pot cake recipes and it came out great!  It is a “Betty Crocker” recipe, pretty sure I’ve already professed my love for … Continue reading

Grilled Vegetable Pesto Pasta Salad

Courtney and Jaren came over for dinner last night so in my quest to still take advantage of all the yummies from our garden that is slowly starting to wind down, I made Balsamic Bruschetta and this oh so good pasta salad.  It comes from “My Recipes” and was yummy and easy to make, especially … Continue reading

White Chocolate Berry Cups

Getting creative in the kitchen today.  My cute neighbor Lynley is getting married next month and so her mom’s friend Laura is throwing her a shower today.  I asked if I could make treats and Lynley’s mom Gina requested cake pops but what with working all nights this past week, I just didn’t have the … Continue reading

Chicken Fajita Crescent Braid

Another installment of “Cooking with Courtney” from yesterday when we made this tasty dinner.  It is a Pillsbury recipe and truly was so easy to make and looked so pretty when it was done (I should have taken a picture of the whole thing to show you, when I make it again, I will.). 1 … Continue reading

Frosted Zucchini Brownies

And the last of the zucchini creations from yesterday’s bake off.  Mine came out with more of a cake like texture than brownies, haven’t tried these yet either but I might have to break down and have one for breakfast.  Half of these made their way to a friend’s house for her bday last night … Continue reading

Pina Colada Zucchini Bread

Next up from the Saturday baking extravaganza is this bread which made 2 loaves, it smells so good!  Haven’t tried this one yet either.  Both these loaves are on their way to some neighbor’s houses after church today.  This recipe also comes from “Creations by Kara”, apparently she was on a zucchini kick just like … Continue reading