Geode Birthday Cake

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Geode Birthday Cake

We are so fortunate to be surrounded with such creative friends! There hasn't been a single event over the past 4 years that we've attended, been apart of or shot fall short of fantastic! The latest birthday party we attended was imaginitive , interactive and beautifully crafted!

From the treats to the activities to this #geodecake we had a blast. I will forever be entertained by themed parties but when the host commits like this, I'm inspired for a while!

Cheers to the moms who do the most and handcraft cakes like these year after year! And cheers to the moms and dads who coordinate events like these even if they don't do any of the baking themselves cause stuff is hard too!

Whip Up Some Macarons

Sunday, May 14, 2017

 Raspberry Lemonade Macarons

1 cup powdered sugar
3/4 almond flour
2 egg whites (room temperature)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
Food coloring gel (optional)

Raspberry Jam

1 Sift powdered sugar and almond flour into a large bowl
2 In a separate bowl preferably your kitchen aid with the whisk attachment beat your egg whites for 1 minute and then add your granulated sugar in halves. Beat for another 3 minutes until your egg whites form stiff peaks
3 Add your food coloring and 1-2 teaspoons of your flavoring. Beat for another minute.
4 Using a rubber spatula combine your dry and wet mix whipping them together until your batter is lava like
5 Pour your batter into a piping bag fitted with a round tip 
6 Pipe your batter onto your macaron #silpat 
7 Let your piped batter rest for an hour 
8 In a preheated oven at 350 bake your cookies for about 13-14 minutes
9 Allow cookies to cool for 30 minutes
10 Assemble cookies by spooning or piping 1 tablespoon of raspberry preserve or desired filling on one cookie and sandwiching them together

Happy Baking!

Doggie Dishes: Biscuits for Roc

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Homemade Dog Treats 

Recipe courtesy @damn_delicious! 

2/3 c. Pumpkin Puree
1/4 c. Peanut Butter
2 Large eggs
3 c. Whole Wheat Flour

Preheat oven to 350

Combine all ingredients. If you're using your electric mixer use the paddle attachment.

Roll out the dough on well floured surface 

Cut out treats ( we found our
bone shaped cookie cutter at Michaels)

Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment.

Bake for 15 minutes. Let Cool and Serve!

Support Local: Blueberry Crumb Cake Edition

Sunday, February 19, 2017

I walked into a local bakery yesterday with the kiddies and we were all excited and the owner was there front and center. I remember when she first bought the bakery she seemed anxious and hopeful on that first week being open. A few years has passed since then and her tone seems the same but I noticed one small difference, there was an intense moment where someone walked in took a look around and walked. The owner looked nearly frantic after calling out a greeting to the visitor.

The quality is there, she's in a great location and everyone in the shop is so friendly. So why should she be so freaked out because one guy wasn't diggin' it. I would imagine if her loaves were flying off the bakers racks faster than she could fill them she may not have the same reaction of panic. The lesson here is your local bakers are probably amazing and you need that kind of delicious food in your life and the truth is they need your support. Who is your favorite local baker?

First My Homework! THEN, we blog!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Hi it's me Ginger!

Today we got a yummy after school treat.I was so excited because i've never had mommy's homemade marshmallows before. When i ate my first one it was so fluffy, sweet, sticky and light.
that's everything a marshmallow need's to be a good marshmallow.And the hot chocolate was from my great grama. It was sooo GOOD and when i dipped my cookie in the hot chocolate it was a party in my mouth🎊! I loved itπŸ˜πŸ’–!! πŸͺ+marshmallow+hot coco=πŸŽ‰πŸ’–πŸΆ!

see you next time!πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜‹πŸ’‹