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Unicorns are Real!

Unicorns are Real!

Well, in Unicorn cake form. Just don’t tell Evie they aren’t 😉 Since like, May of this past year, Evie has been requesting a Unicorn birthday for her birthday in December. I came across this really amazing video on Facebook for a Unicorn cake So […]

Kolaches. A Family Recipe.

Kolaches. A Family Recipe.

KOL-AH-CHI? KOL-ACK-IE? However you pronounce it, we’re KOL-AH-CHI over here, we love them. I am of Czech descent. These little sweet buns were commonly made, as far as I am aware, in the areas of central Europe. Ie: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland etc. And it […]

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year!!

Hey, remember me??

I hope everyone had a great holiday season and Happy New Year!

We had such craziness up until and through our holidays, our New Year’s Eve was very low key as you can see lol

Between the busy-ness of the holidays and us being sick for a few weeks, it was rough.

But we had a great Christmas and were happy we got to spend it with all of our loved ones!

 

I’m hoping this year will bring a lot more fun for us, the same as the last!

We will still be baking(haven’t stopped lol) and cooking as usual. Although, probably posting a little less.

Trying to keep up every week like I’ve done in the past has proven hard this time around. As you have probably noticed!

Sorry about that.

BUT! I will be posting again, we have a few things we’re cooking up in the next few weeks. So stay tuned.

 

Hope everyone has a great New Year!!!!

 

~Laura

 

 

Do You Like Cinnamon Rolls?!

Do You Like Cinnamon Rolls?!

with BACON?! Bacon Cinnamon Rolls? We love Bacon. Evie could eat a pound of it on her own in one sitting(which is terrible for you, we know.) But of course we don’t allow that!! When she heard we were gonna add bacon to the Cinnamon […]

Ten Thousand Times

Ten Thousand Times

Have you ever heard the Thomas Edison quote, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work” I feel like that’s what Evie and I have been doing lately. Even when the things we make taste good. I realize sometimes, we can […]

Halloween Craft Fun! 

Halloween Craft Fun! 

On days where we just don’t feel like baking we make a craft or play games.

We found these really cool craft kits at Michaels the other day and couldn’t wait to get started.

Even better was they were 50% off! So for $2.50, we got an awesome Halloween banner to hang up!

Festive!


At note about the glue: we tried Elmers at first but it wouldn’t adhere the felt very well. I had some tacky glue that did the trick.
Each piece had something you needed to glue to complete it but the faces etc were all peel and stick.

So Evie would peel all the stickers and place them where she wanted, following the pictures on the front of the package.


I would then glue on their pieces.

We allowed them all to dry for an hour or so after we completed each one.

Once they were dry we strung them up using the included ribbon.


It turned out so cute!

A perfect Halloween craft for a Three year old! With supervision of course. I don’t know about you but, I wouldn’t want leave Evie with glue unattended!

So if you’re looking for a quick and easy Halloween craft for your kiddo(and bonus decor) I recommend this one! A great price too!!

Our NY Yankees Themed Cookies

Our NY Yankees Themed Cookies

Aka: Blue and White(almost) M&M cookies! I’m always on the lookout for really great Chocolate Chip cookies, a little bit chewy and packed with chocolatey goodness! I came across this great recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction for Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cookies. Towards the end of […]

Take Me Out to the Ball Game: NY YANKEES!!

Take Me Out to the Ball Game: NY YANKEES!!

My husband and I are pretty big Baseball fans, New York Yankees, naturally. Well, my husband is a pretty big fan of any sports in general. No lie, we once watched the World Series of Darts when nothing else was on! LOL ANYWAY We were […]

Apple Picking!

Apple Picking!

It is fall much to my chagrin. BUT! Apples are in season and we love to go apple picking!

More Apples

However, on the day we went it was almost 90!!

Whatever is going on with this weather, I’ll take it. It sure beats freezing my butt off!!

We went with the family to our favorite orchard, DuBois Farms.

I love it there and now they even have a tavern with local beers and ciders!!

That’s a win if there was ever one!!

Thankfully, we decided to go in the morning because by noon we were all sweaty and gross!

Evie enjoyed picking the apples off the trees. It wasn’t her first time but she loves it just the same.

A little help from Daddy

She wanted to reach the very best apples!!

They had so many types of apples; Fuji, Gala, Honeycrisp and a bunch of others!

We grabbed mostly Fuji (they were huge!) and Gala’s.

I had wanted to grab the Honeycrisp too but it was so hot out, I didn’t make the trek up the hill to get them. I’m kicking myself now because they’re perfect little baking apples!

Tiny Town

They have a great play area for the kiddos called “Tiny Town”

They’re a bunch of themed houses the kids can play in and they all seemed to love it.

Im sure the adults love it too. Especially since they can go grab a beer/cider at the Tavern and sit at the picnic tables to enjoy their beverages and watch the kids play!

DuBois always has pumpkins they grow and bring in the fields near the main barn, for you to pick from their farm.

We always make a point to go back, grab more apples and a pumpkin or two once its closer to Halloween!

Its one of our favorite spots in Hudson Valley.

Very friendly, beautiful and so many activities to choose from makes it perfect for us!

It also helps that its not too crowded every time we go unlike some other Orchards/Farms in the area!

 

Hopefully Evie and I will have some apple recipes for you soon!

We can’t wait to get baking!!

 

 

Blueberry Muffin Cake

Blueberry Muffin Cake

This cake, you guys. Its definitely a keeper recipe. Make again. Make it for your family. Make it for your friends. Tell EVERYONE. They NEED to make it ASAP. It’s that good. I can’t take credit for it though, it came from Cookies and Cups […]