Hello Chicago… and a fond farewell dear Oprah

Hello Chicago… and a fond farewell dear Oprah

Earlier this year I had an opportunity to visit Chicago for the first time in my life.  I was very excited to visit a new city, spend some time with a good friend, meet a couple...

watermelon cookies

Watermelon (shaped) Cookies

With Memorial Day just around the corner, I though some watermelon shaped cookies could be a perfect kick-off for summer!  This simple design would be the perfect addition to any BBQ or summer picnic....

Strawberry shortcake cake

Strawberry Shortcake… Cake

Strawberry season is upon us, and since I live in California I’m extra blessed with an abundance of fresh strawberries easily available all summer long.  California produces 83% of the strawberries grown in the US...

Lighter Treats

Aloha Smoothies

Here is a delicious treat that will help you feel like you’re on a tropical vacation… and might also help you fit into your vacation clothes!  =) This smoothie would be perfect as a light breakfast, or as an afternoon...

fondant graduation caps

Graduation Cupcakes {and How To Make Fondant Graduation Caps}

I have two exciting thing for you today… Graduation Cupcakes and a fun announcement! Many of you, my lovely readers, have been requesting more cupcake decorating ideas, and I’ve been listening!  So if you know...

THIS is a beautiful woman

THIS is a beautiful woman

This is my mother… She has never been on the cover of a magazine, and most likely never will.  But she IS beautiful!  She doesn’t color her hair, wear makeup (with the exception of...