Our sweet, funny little man just turned 2! We hosted a party at our house for our friends and family and had a few of Oliver’s friends over too. I love using literary themes for kids birthday parties as there are so many personal touches you can make with them. Last year, I picked “Brown Bear, Brown Bear” by Eric Carle for his first birthday … Continue reading Little Blue Truck Birthday Party
I am one of those people that love doing themed foods. Don’t hate me for it. I fully embrace making heart shaped pancakes for Valentine’s Day and eating corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day. Before I dragged my husband to see Julie and Julia, the movie about a blogger who cooked her way through Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking”, we … Continue reading Beef Wellington
I’m always on the look out for good, healthy breakfasts and snacks for my toddler – and let’s face it, ones that I don’t mind eating either! I had some bananas to use up so mini muffins sounded like a great idea, but I wanted to add in peanut butter for some additional protein and ground flax seed to up the fiber content. The peanut … Continue reading Banana Peanut Butter Mini Muffins
My friend Meredith, and her three month old sweet baby Ian, joined me for an afternoon of holiday cookie baking. I selected the cookies and she helped me scoop, bake and sample (purely for quality control purposes!) the cookies. Most of these cookies are destined for our friends’ bellies, but we couldn’t help keeping a few for ourselves. I picked all these recipes to give … Continue reading Holiday Cookies
Whew! What a night! We had almost 50 people here to celebrate the official kick off of this blog and partake in lots of homemade treats and cocktails. It was a great night to see good friends and celebrate the work I’ve put in to the blog over these past few months to get it up and running with new content each week. Each year, … Continue reading Half Pint Garden Kickoff Harvest Party
Earlier this month, my friend Becky, of Becky Bakes, suggested we enter an apple pie competition together and I loved the idea. My first collaboration with this blog! She is a fantastic baker and I’ve had her amazing sweet treats many times so I knew she would be a great partner. We entered the 1st Annual Adams Morgan Apple Pie Competition this past weekend and … Continue reading Award Winning Apple Pie!
I recently spent an amazing couple of days at the King Arthur Baking Education Center in Norwich, Vermont. My friend, Natashe, and I took a jam and baking course there with Cathy Barrow, of Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Kitchen and author of “Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Practical Pantry”. The facilities were great and the King Arthur staff were attentive, friendly and so helpful. And I was kind of like … Continue reading Jammin’ and Bakin’ in Vermont
Lately I’ve been trying to eat down the massive amount of food we seem to have in our house, mostly focusing on the pantry. However, our fridge and freezer seemed awfully full for a family of three so I was looking for a way to use up some existing items, such as a single pie crust, frozen broccoli, goat cheese and eggs. A quiche naturally … Continue reading Broccoli, Spinach and Goat Cheese Quiche