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Rarely do I eat eggplant let alone purchase it. Since I have been receiving a basket of organic vegetables every week, there have been vegetables in it such as egg plant. Now, I had to think of what to do with the eggplant. Do you peel eggplant? How do you cook eggplant? What are some […] continue reading...

I love iced tea and when I don't have any lemons or limes around, I opt for simple sweet iced tea. Instead of green tea, I steep some orange pekoe tea for about 1o minutes and then add sugar. The amount of sugar, as well as the number of tea bags and steep time varies […] continue reading...

This time of year canning is very popular. I have never been interested in it, but my sister started doing it last year with some friends. This year she has already canned rhubarb jam and strawberry lemon preserve. She also likes canning tomatoes since they are so versatile and easy to use throughout the year. […] continue reading...

Birthday Parties are so much fun and to capture the memories, we always try to take a lot of pictures! I had my hands full this year though with nine little girls running around! In hindsight, I should have asked a friend to come to the party to take pictures, but I thought my husband could […] continue reading...

I made these cute mermaid cookies for my daughter's birthday party along with rainbow cookies and all the little girls loved them! To make them, you just need your favorite sugar cookie recipe (I use this one) and royal icing. You can find my tutorial on how to make royal icing HERE. I used the […] continue reading...

My brother in law came for a visit from Switzerland and brought over many different swiss chocolates for the kids. They were all so delicious and different from the chocolate that we usually find here. These ladybug chocolates really caught my eye and of course the children loved them, so I just had to take […] continue reading...

// Something I have become very accustomed to is baking sugar cookies from scratch. I used to find any excuse to make them, whether it was a birthday party, a holiday or just because someone asked me to. I got to make these for my daughter's Rainbow Mermaid themed birthday party along with other cookies […] continue reading...

// // Decorating cookies with icing is always a lot of fun, and for me, giving them away is even more fun! I was making up a batch of royal icing to decorate rainbow themed cookies so I thought I would snap a few pictures and share how to make the icing.           […] continue reading...

During the hot summer days, there is nothing better than relaxing with friends and enjoying some sort of sweetened tea on ice. I normally love a lot of ice, and by a lot I mean, I fill my glass to the very top with ice before pouring the iced tea into it. Nice and cold........practically […] continue reading...

My little girls seem to just love rainbows these days and when my soon to be 5 year old asked to have a rainbow mermaid themed birthday party, I jumped at the chance to make rainbow cupcakes! I also made rainbow cookies and mermaid cookies too! The birthday party guests loved these cupcakes and a […] continue reading...