Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Fruit Roll-up Fortune Cookies

This could be, quite possibly, the easiest thing I've ever made.

Fruit roll-ups that look like fortune cookies. The only trick is, you gotta write your "fortunes" on some kind of paper that won't stick to the fruit roll-up - like parchment paper or a plastic Tyvek envelope.

Also, it's not as easy to find solid, red fruit roll-ups as you would think. So many of them in the store are tie-dyed or have some kind of crazy tongue tattoo print. Ugh. These are actually 2-toned (yellow & red) roll-ups. I just put the yellow flavor on the inside. 

So simple. So cute. Why can't all my ideas be like this?

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Pop-up Punxsutawney Phil Cookies

This ridiculously fun and easy-to-make groundhog cookie occupied my thoughts and dreams for weeks. Seriously, just ask my husband. I was completely obsessed with creating an edible version of Punxsutawney Phil that you could move up and down. (Insert much-deserved kuddos to Eric, for making this animated gif. It really helps sell the fun factor of this cookie. If it's not already moving, click on the top image.)

After five or six failed attempts, and about 10 trips to the grocery store later.... I'm happy with how they finally came together. Just  a simple chocolate no-bake cookie, on top of a Tootsie Roll groundhog, sandwiched to a Keebler Fudge Stripe Cookie (or any cookie with a hole big enough for your finger.) 

The complete recipe and assembly instructions can be found at

Go ahead, play with your food!

Wanna add some snow to his mound? Just sprinkle some powdered sugar on top.

Love Bites

Wanna learn how to make a fabulous dessert table for your next party? 

Then join me Saturday, February 2nd at 10 a.m. for another Social class at Adriene Rathbun's house.

The theme for our table will be: LOVE BITES. I'll share some of my simple Valetine's Day treat ideas, show you how to create an entire display of edible art, and BONUS: you can learn from all of my previous dessert table mistakes.

Plus, you'll leave with a ton of treats to share with your loved ones.

Class size is limited, so sign up at Social today! 

Here are a few links to some of my previous dessert table adventures:
You are the Sweet to My Salty
Visions of Sugarplums
Home Sweet Home
Vintage Book Baby Shower

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Super Bowl Slushie?

Halftime Hooch? 
First & Ten Frosty?

I couldn't quite decide what to name these dessert cocktails that I concocted for a recent tutorial on  They'd be perfect for tailgating, or a Super Bowl party. (My favorite part is the little field-goal straw.)

I'm typically a baker, not a bartender. But I have to admit, these are downright delicious. A dash of Medori liquor, some rum, lime sherbet, crushed ice and spinach. Yes, you read that right... spinach. But don't worry. It's only for the green color. You can't taste it AT ALL. I promise. The complete dessert cocktail recipe and instructions for making the field-goal straws and yard-line glasses can be found here.

Anyone know of a good First & Ten drinking game?

Monday, January 7, 2013

Funny Onesie

Our niece, Ashley, was due with her first baby on 12/12/12. 
Well.... 12/12/12 passed. 
And so did the next 11 days, before the little guy finally arrived on 12/23/12!

Just for fun, I made this silly onesie to welcome Archer, and to give his mom & dad a chuckle.

I've seen t-shirts with this saying before, but never a onesie. (Kinda perfect for a baby two weeks overdue, dontcha think?)

Anyway, the new little family is doing great. Haven't seen any photos of the baby in his new shirt yet. But from what I understand, he's got an entire closet full of Kansas Jayhawk apparel, so this might not make it into the rotation anytime soon. 

Better late than never. (Pun intended.)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Taking time to taste the snowflakes.

Happy New Year!

We've had some glorious time off work this week to enjoy family & friends, sleeping in & lounging around in our pajamas, and watching movies & catching a few snowflakes on our tongues.

My resolutions for 2013: simplify my home, see more live performances, and stop to enjoy the little things with my kids.