Wordless Wednesday – Better Than Any Scented Candle

Crock Pot Apple Butter

What is this a picture of? Why am I showing you my crock pot and why do you care? Because this bad boy is filled with chopped apples, sugar, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg and currently cooking very slowly on my countertop.  Eventually it will make some amazing apple butter (or so I hope!). And THAT [...]

Wordless Wednesday – How About Them Apples?

Apple Tree 4

I know that I am blessed to have this beautiful apple tree in my backyard. Not only does it look nice but I look forward to all I can do with my yummy apples. You might see a tree but I see some amazing baked goodies that are just waiting to be made with these [...]

Wordless Wednesday – Lucian’s Birthday Train Cake

Lucian & Train Cake 3

Here is a quick preview of the 3-D Express Train from Wilton that I made for my son Lucian’s 4th birthday. He was thrilled! Watch for a full post with my experience making this bad boy, including my big mistake and some much better photos! (Don’t you hate it when you forget to change settings [...]

Wordless Wednesday – Amazing Desserts at The Clubhouse Restaurant

Wilton ReTreat Clubhouse Dessert 2

While attending the Wilton Mom ReTreat earlier this summer, I had the opportunity to tempt my tastebuds with portions of three amazing desserts at The Clubhouse Restaurant in Oak Brook, IL. They included the huge Elmer’s Sundae shown with Tanya from Mommy Goggles:  Vanilla ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, brownies, hot fudge, walnuts and chocolate [...]

Wordless Wednesday – Fried What?

deep fried oreos

In just two days the Illinois State Fair will be opening the gates and I’ll be on a mission to find freak, fun and fabulous fair foods to share with you. In the meantime, check out this fair stand I found last year that deep fried everything from salty pickles to sweet Twinkies. I even [...]

Wordless Wednesday – A Little Slice of Heaven

Cheesecake with Raspberries

My very favorite dessert is cheesecake. It is soft, decadent and oh so amazing.  My mom was kind enough to make me a homemade cheesecake for my 30th birthday. Here is a shot of the slice with raspberries, MY little slice of heaven. Thanks mom for the wonderful deliciousness that was this cheesecake. My waistline [...]

Wordless Wednesday – My First Fondant Cake

Circle Fondant Cake 4

(Warning: This is so not a wordless post. Ssshhhh) Anyone else a Cake Boss fan? I started watching it after I came home from the Wilton ReTreat, all inspired. And after begging my husband Joe to watch it with me, he instantly became hooked as well. We finished the whole first season within a week. [...]

Wordless Wednesday – Delicious Dessert Disasters

Berries Cake and Custard Parfait

I think we’ve all been there. That moment you realized you screwed up while making what should have been a dessert masterpiece but instead looks like a total flop? Sometimes those flops can turn into the most delicious desserts and a completely avoided disaster. Such was the case this past weekend when I made a [...]

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