Tagged: holidays

meatball-lollipops 8

december nights

Jake’s mom worked at December Nights this year so of course we wanted to go down and see what’s she’s been working on these past few months! She helped organize the vendors in certain areas of Balboa Park and we...

it’s the holidays. this is not a real post. 5

it’s the holidays. this is not a real post.

Yeah… what I said in the title! I was too busy yesterday to get my act together to do a proper post today. I went to the Headquarters last night for a very fun blogger event that involved lots of...

pumpkin patches and jack o’ lanterns 4

pumpkin patches and jack o’ lanterns

I haven’t made a jack o’ lantern in ages and I really wanted to make one this weekend. Jake and I took his younger son, S., over to the pumpkin patch in Mira Mesa to pick out a pumpkin and...

[recipe] carrot cake m&m cookies 5

[recipe] carrot cake m&m cookies

Two recipe posts in one week?! I must be going batty. Or there’s some kind of holiday on the horizon. Hmm. Honestly though, I can’t believe I haven’t made Easter treats before this instead of buying all of the candy...

heath toffee rice krispies treats with browned butter for your valentine 0

heath toffee rice krispies treats with browned butter for your valentine

Valentine’s Day is making a pretty fast approach (pssst, it’s on Thursday). Instead of doing a last minute “oh crap I kind of forgot” gift… take a little bit of time to do make something for your sweetie this year...

holiday baking recap 2012 0

holiday baking recap 2012

I kind of slacked on doing photos for everything this season. But here’s a little Holiday Baking recap! It isn’t the holidays without just a few sticks of butter, right? I wasn’t going to make these Lemon Ricotta cookies this...

making saltine candy “almost gourmet” for christmas 6

making saltine candy “almost gourmet” for christmas

I’ve made saltine candy (also known as “caramel chocolate crackers“) for Christmas for a few years now. Last year, Stacey joined me and we experimented with flavors – actually, just one flavor – and bacon saltine candy was born. This...

lemon pistachio cookies – christmas baking begins! 9

lemon pistachio cookies – christmas baking begins!

This is one of my “maybe” Christmas cookies – I haven’t quite decided if this is going on the final baking list. Every year I always make at least one lemon treat because in the winter our lemon tree seems...