Category Food & Drink

The Equally Creative and Delicious Treat: Cupcakes

Cupcakes. Personal sized little delicious treats. They come in all types of flavors and even sizes, there really is a cupcake for everyone. I have five children, birthday parties are a normal occurrence around here. A few years ago I decided to make cupcakes for my daughters’ birthday. It worked better than I could have imagined. Easy to bake and easy to decorate. I put them together on a foil

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Five Easy No-Cook Summer Meals To Beat The Heat

As you’ve probably noticed, it’s summer.  Besides long, gorgeous days and balmy, lazy nights, summer brings with it the thorny issue of how to make a satisfying dinner when the last thing you want to do is stand by a hot stove.  Personally, as much as I love cooking, I can’t take the heat, so I try to find meals that are no-cook and no-fuss. Because I know I’m not

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The Top 5 Mason Jar Marvels

Instead of heading to the blue bin with your friendly neighborhood mason jar this summer, collect and keep them instead! Of all of the trending treats and home décor splashing the brightly-colored front pages of summer’s magazine issues, mason jars take the cake. Re-use these multi-faceted jars for a number of things around the house, and then re-purpose them in the winter as candle-holders, potpourri jars and snow globes! I’m

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Going To A Concert At Shoreline? Here’s Five Foods You’ve Gotta Try There!

The summer concert season has started, and that means the Shoreline Amphitheatre is in full party mode!  I just attended Live 105’s BFD, and I can attest to the fact that it’s shaping up to be a busy summer in Mountain View.  If you have your tickets, make sure to bring some extra cash for snacks! Shoreline has upped their game in terms of food offerings, and you need to

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Cooking With Kids: Instituting a Kid’s Dinner Night

I’m not a great cook, if you ask my younger son, he will tell you the only thing I make to his standard of excellence is homemade pasta and meatballs. I’ll take it. My husband is the real cook around here. There isn’t anything he can’t figure out how to make amazingly delicious. And since I don’t actually enjoy cooking, it doesn’t bother me. No matter who is going to

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