Celebration cake

Celebration cake

If you are in the States, bake a Happy Birthday cake or batch of cupcakes or cake pops to celebrate Independence Day. Or, this would be a good day to make those fireworks cookies that we practiced a couple weeks ago. (Image credit: White77) You might also like these...
Easy fireworks sugar cookies

Easy fireworks sugar cookies

I first saw this cookie design in Martha Stewart Living magazine, and when I tried it I could not believe it was so easy and yet got such stunning results. But even as simple as this is, I thought you may want to practice before the big fireworks holidays that are...
Dipped strawberries

Dipped strawberries

I hope you are not tired of strawberries. Today let’s have some fun creating our own dipped strawberries. I am paraphrasing the recipe from Who Wants Candy? by Jane Sharrock. (affiliate link) This is super easy and fun for you and partner and kids to do. The...
June Rose Cake

June Rose Cake

I love to collect vintage Swans Down Flour ads, either on eBay or just Pinterest. Here are 2 wonderful ads with June-themed cakes. The first ad refers to boxed cake mixes, but the 2nd one has a recipe which I transcribed (and re-worded into more modern instructions)...
Strawberry Picking

Strawberry Picking

Are strawberries in season yet? Go to your local farmers’ market or roadside berry stand. Depending on where you live, you may have to drive some distance to get to one, but see what you can do. Whatever is there, enjoy browsing and sampling whatever is in season. If...
Seasonal Gingerbread People

Seasonal Gingerbread People

Bake gingerbread men and women and frost them with seasonal clothes, like swimsuits and sundresses and Hawaiian shirts. There’s no reason gingerbread people should only be for Christmas! (Image credit: unknown baker, 2010 Blogger post) You might also like these...