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Entries in desserts (47)


avery's 6th birthday

Avery turned six recently and asked for a Hello Kitty party.  Thanks to everyone who made it a special day!

Sources: invitation by The Indigo Bunting for Paperless Post, cupcakes from Candy Clay Cupcakes, cookies from Porto’s Bakery, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods, felt garlands from The Land of Nod, paper from Paper Source, party hats and paper plates from Meri Meri, Target and Crate and Barrel, red polka-dotted bags from Sweet Estelle, wash tape from Sanrio, cupcake kit from Paper Source, Wilton treat stand and crepe streamers from Amazon, stickers and yarn from Michaels.


valentine's day recap

Caramel truffles on our Valentine's Day morning.


milk and cookies, and a giant book

A giant book to go with our milk and cookies on Honest to Nod today.  Thanks to Nod for sending us this beautiful book!


get your ice cream!

Read about our recent frozen adventures on Honest to Nod today.

Thanks to The Land of Nod for sending us this tent and set of freezy dream treats!


applesauce pops

Since it's been a really warm week, I thought it would be a good time to post this (I originally published this in my summer series for Mom*tog).  After all, summer is right around the corner.  

These popsicles couldn’t be any simpler and they’re made from one ingredient that you probably have on hand: applesauce. Your kids can help pour applesauce into ice cube trays.  After the trays sit in the freezer for about 20-30 minutes (or more depending on the size of your tray), you can insert sticks into each popsicle.  Little 3 oz. Dixie cups work well, too.  Read about this great tip when using Dixie cups here.  I was thinking apricot applesauce would be a delicious variation.  Can anyone think of any other additions or interesting variations?  A squeeze of lemon juice, perhaps, to brighten up the flavor?

Applesauce pops are a fun way to get extra servings of fruit–-after all, what kid can say “no” to an icy cold treat?