I recently participated in a fun, monthly project called Foodie Penpals. Basically, you exchange fun, yummy food items with someone else within the U.S. I received a package from the super sweet Melaina at It Really Works! Check it out -
I’m sure you have already noticed that I’m a fan of fun cookies without icing (like this and this). When I saw LilaLoa’s tutorial for her Father’s Day bowtie cookies, I was excited to try it. So, I made patriotic pinwheels!
Shortcakes are special to me. My grandmother was the consummate baker of my family. Every year, she made my birthday cake – always a layered strawberry shortcake. Beautiful, simple, and perfect. She passed away the day before my 13th birthday. Making this cake was bittersweet for me, but I know that she would have loved [...]
Some holidays are way better when you’re a kid. Most of my Independence Days growing up were spent swimming all day, munching on the infamous flag cake, and watching a makeshift fireworks display. We never went to see professional pyrotechnics, but it didn’t matter – sitting on the cold grass, with a beach towel around [...]
I hate sparklers. It’s true. Every time I hold one, I burn myself. Every time. Fourth of July rolls around and I’m peer-pressured into holding a sparkler. I convince myself that it will be different this time and I will become a mighty master of the sparkler. I will twirl it around without fear for [...]