• Royal Icing & a Tutorial
  • Homemade Spaghetti Sauce
  • Rock Salt Roasted Chicken

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RoyalIcing

Royal Icing & a Tutorial

I may have found a new obsession. I was asked to make monkey sugar cookies for a 1 year old’s birthday party and I knew the best way to make awesome character cookies was to use royal icing, something I’ve never done before. Annie’s Eats had some great tips and tricks and a recipe so… 

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SpaghettiSauce

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

I used to think homemade spaghetti sauce meant buying a jar of Prego and adding some browned ground beef to it. We don’t even eat spaghetti all that often but I recently had dinner with our small group and someone brought a homemade meat sauce, or spaghetti sauce. However you call it. Anyway, it rocked… 

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RoastedChicken

Rock Salt Roasted Chicken

If you follow me on Facebook, which you should because I post a lot of extra stuff on there, you know that I ruined dinner Monday night. And a really easy one at that. Let’s just suffice it to say that if you run of out parchment paper and cannot get your pizza off the… 

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IsaacsBirthday

A birthday, a cake, & some pulled pork…

Isaac turned one. So…that happened. I’m still in denial, I try to rock him to sleep sometimes and he just looks at me like I’m nuts. Like “seriously mom, I got this”. He weighed in a 28 lbs. Yowza. Anna is four and she weighs 35 lbs. It’s officially really expensive to feed him. It… 

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Buns

Homemade Hamburger Buns {in 40 min!}

I’m going to sit here and pretend for the next 30 minutes that Isaac is actually napping (which he is not. He is, in fact, doing the opposite of napping. But he’s in his crib, he isn’t screaming, and he’s safe. A job well done as far I’m concerned.) I’m also going to listen out… 

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FeedingPeople

The Art of Feeding People

A GLORIOUS thing happened this morning. Preschool started. I dropped off my super excited, adorable 4 year old to play, learn, and TALK with SOMEONE ELSE. Just for a couple hours. I will be so ready to have her bubbly little personality back this afternoon, but for now, I sit and blog while Isaac sleeps,… 

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Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

And….we’re back. With cake. And a touch of homesickness. Is it weird that I’m “homesick” for Switzerland? A place I have never actually lived and only visited once, for a couple weeks? For those of you who are new to this little blog, my parents moved to Switzerland last July for my dad’s job. It’s… 

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Fitness at the SweeterThing House: A Really Random Product Review

I have a confession: I’m a really gullible consumer. It’s bad. And funny because I have a degree in marketing, I’ve studied consumer behavior, I even worked at an advertising agency right out of college (it was awesome). Still, with all this knowledge, if you tell me you have a product that will do something… 

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Homemade Pizza

Homemade Pizza!

This post is weeks in the making and long overdue. If you’ve started following my Facebook page, you have seen “homemade pizza” on the weekly menu as we have instituted family pizza night. This is a result of a couple things:  We really love pizza. We are lazy on Sundays, we wanted something we could… 

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Vanilla Bean Ice Cream & Cookie in a Mug

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream & Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug {in the Microwave!}

Yikes, I’m in trouble. In a moment of weakness one night, I thought “I wonder about that cookie in a mug thing, its probably terrible, I’ll try it”. Oops. As if my own delicious cookie in a mug isn’t enough to ruin everything I accomplished during my workout that day, I added a scoop of… 

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Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Uh…where to start? I just wrote you a whole paragraph and then said to myself “no one cares about that, that story was lame and stupid”, so I deleted it. I’m tired. This whole working out at 5:30 in the morning business is for the birds. Sorry Mr. Sweeter Thing, but it is. All I… 

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