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Wednesday Links: fun food and craft finds and the NJ Shore

I’ve mentioned before about my ties to the New Jersey shore. My great-grandfather was the lighthouse keeper in Sea Girt, NJ, where my grandparents and my mom and her siblings grew up (you can see his picture and read more about Sea Girt after Hurricane Sandy HERE. The boardwalk in Sea Girt has been beautifully […]



13 treats for summer, a Foodie roundup

For someone (me) who complains about the heat so much, I sure do have a lot of summer-themed treats on my blog. I guess it’s because summer creatures and the like lend themselves so well to being turned into cute edibles. So it wasn’t too difficult to come up with a summer dessert collection sponsored […]



how to make fondant rainbow cupcake toppers (for the Girl Scouts)

So my daughter is a Girl Scout. A Daisy, to be precise. But as she enters 2nd grade in the fall, she’s bridging now to Brownies. At the end-of-the-year ceremony, naturally, I was assigned the cupcakes. They were to be “rainbow” themed, as in the theme of bridging. I’ve made rainbow cupcake toppers before (here). […]



19 cupcakes, cookies and marshmallows for SUMMER

SUMMER! Can anyone exclaim “summer!” anymore without thinking of Olaf singing “SHUMMER!”? I sure can’t. Even though I’m all about Fall and Winter and the cold, the number of Summer-themed treats on my blog belies this. It looks like I actually like summer.  But this grumpy gal doesn’t like to sweat. Speaking of not sweating, […]



cookbook GIVEAWAY! Sweet and Unique Cupcake Toppers

  UPDATE: Congratulations to Amy Jo! Her comment was drawn to win the book. Thank you to all for participating! Woah, you aren’t still buying fancy cupcakes for parties are you? Egads! You can make your own. Really, you can. Because today I’m giving away Sweet and Unique Cupcake Toppers by Lynlee North Beckett. Please […]