Pinata Playtime

Today we’re celebrating Cinco de Mayo with some fun pinatas you can put together and fill with delicious treats and fun toys!

Dancing girls

Mini star shaped eggs

Tissue box

Pepper pinatas

The Lorax

Stretch the octopus

Tropical fish

Supercool sun

Mexican flag


Chucky the chick

Spider pinata

and don’t forget to use good paper mache mix too!

What pinatas are you going to make and break this year?

Satisfyingly Spring

To finish off our spring and Earth Day inspired week I’ve got some springtime, earthy recipes to enjoy!


Spring tonic quiche

Cream scones with currants

Orange glazed blueberry scones

Caramel banana pecan bread casserole

Earth Day bars

Homemade granola bars

Lunch and Dinner:

Sweet potato gnocci

Chicken and rice casserole

Pasta primavera

Grilled shrimp and noodle salad

Spring pizza

Spring pasta salad

Spring asparagus tart

Greek sloppy joe pitas

Vegetable polenta lasagna

Tender crisp spring braise

Quinoa salad with apples and almonds


Cherry cupcakes

Garden theme cupcakes

Ladybug and flower cupcakes

Flower cupcakes

Worm cupcakes

Tulip cake pops

Marbled Easter egg truffles

Dirt cups

What foods and dishes have inspired you this spring?

Green in the Garden

To celebrate Earth Day today I’ve got some fun earth and plant themed crafts!

Garden hat card

Thanks a bunch card

Peas in a pod garden wreath

Wood platter cake stand

Garden themed checkers game

Crepe paper roses

Giant paper poppy flower

Straw flowers

Paper roses

Paper poppies and peonies

Knee pad

Orchid Terrarium

Daisy birdhouse

Cheery cherry birdhouse

Backyard bird feeder

Herb garden centerpiece

Chalkboard pots

Garden stools

Natural plant markers

What garden themed crafts have inspired you?

Easter Treats and Sweets

Easter is just a few days away!  Today I’ve got some yummy brunch, dinner and dessert recipes to share with family and friends!


Puffed apple pancake

Beehive bread

Orange blossom french toast

Brunch pizza

Oven browns

Honey ricotta turnovers

Bacon asparagus strata

Chocolate zucchini bread

Hot cross buns


Four cheese scalloped potatoes

Marmalade glazed carrots with candied pecans

Spring pasta with radishes and peas

Glazed ham with horseradish cream

Apricot bourbon glazed ham

Spice rubbed ham with apple maple sauce

Baked ham with spiced cherry glaze

Roasted marinated lamb with lemon and rosemary potatoes

Crown roast of lamb

Brisket with ginger orange peel and tomato

Cornish hens in apricot and cranberry glaze

Salmon with cucumber radish relish


Pink lemonade bars

Walnut orange cake

Pineapple upside-down cupcakes

Spiced carrot cake

Raspberry custard tart

Espresso brownies

Charmed marshmallow treats

What will you be serving this Easter?

Excitement for Easter

Easter is just a few days away, get ready to celebrate with these fun crafts!


Lasting lilies

Flower printed table linens

Eggs and Chicks

Easter dove

Spring menagerie

Herd of eggimals

Dye-ving dudes

Natural egg dyes

Easy eggs

My peeps T-shirt

Easter chicks


Magazine basket

Doily basket

Flower bowl

Beaded handle basket

Fabric basket

More Fun:

Sock bunnies

Easter scrapbook pages

Bunny fold napkins

Easy bunny T-shirt

How will you be celebrating?

Passover Plans

Next week is the remembrance of Passover, so today I’ve got some recipes to make your week special.


Matzoh pizza

Slow roasted brisket

Meyer lemon brisket with pomegranate gremolata

Braised short ribs

Braised lamb shanks

Roast turkey breast with glazed vegetables

Roasted capon with quinoa olive stuffing

Halibut with braised, sliced artichokes and lemons

Passover popovers

Quinoa pilaf with crimini mushrooms

Moroccan carrot and spinach salad


Mango date haroset

Apple matzo cake

Apricot torte

Passover cobbler

Flourless walnut date cake

Raspberry macaroons in chocolate shells

Matzo haystacks

Toffee butter crunch matzo

Pistachio, honey and sea salt matzo

Crystallized ginger & orange zest matzo

Matzo toffee

What delicious dishes will you be serving this year?

Sourdough Surprise

Today I thought we’d take a look at one of my favorite types of bread, sourdough.  It’s got a very unique flavor yet works well with lots of dishes!

Bread and Rolls


Extra tangy

Nuts and fruit

12 grain raisin

Honey flax


Gluten free flatbread

Buttery rolls

English muffins

Pizza crust


Other recipes:

Pancakes or waffles

Cinnamon rolls

Mushroom and cheddar fritatta

Savory bread pudding

Asparagus strata


Cheese bread

Cheese sourdough dippers

Cornbread sourdough stuffing

Oysters Rockefeller with sourdough stuffing

Chicken with sourdough-mushroom stuffing

Pear brown betty

Chocolate cake

What is your favorite way to eat sourdough?