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homemade funnel cakes made EASY

My daughter is now a big fan off funnel cakes. In that, she tried them once and said she’s a big fan. She doesn’t try new foods often (or ever, really), but she is slightly more flexible with her self-imposed rule when it comes to dessert. And now she wants to make funnel cake, which […]



Craft Book Review: Paper Fun Mania, Button Mania and Star Wars Mania

Love crafts? Got kids? Then you need to get on board the mania craze with my friend Amanda Formaro‘s books. I have Duct Tape Mania. I have Rubber Band Mania. Now I have her three latest: Paper Fun Mania Button Mania Star Wars Mania (awesome, right?) Each book has over 40 crafts and activites and […]



EASY watermelon pops for summer

So these are simply balls of watermelon on lollipop sticks. That’s it. Hence, the term “easy.” But when you paint the sticks to look like watermelon rind, it looks so much fancier, right? Party-worthy fancy. Pinterest-worthy fancy? I could use the traffic, so I hope so. Hint, hint. You know how I love Americolor and […]



3 ingredient salted chocolate caramels

Oh deliciousness in a bite. Sweet and salty joined as one. I adore you. Salted chocolate caramels, that is. And I always buy them when I host a party. Party for grown-ups, that is, as my kids aren’t ready for salted sweet things yet. And “party” in my 40s means “a few friends coming over,” not […]



sprinkle cookie sticks

Also known as, “sprinkle shortbread cookies, part two.” I made these as another birthday gift. I’m going to have to start buying rainbow jimmies in bulk, because this is my new favorite decorating tool for cookies meant for celebrations. No decorating bags (or skill, for that matter) required. Just sprinkles. The sprinkles melt just a tad […]