Friday, July 30, 2010

Sloppy Cars

A friend brought us dinner the other night and brought these awesome little cars! They are made by hollowing out a hot dog bun and filling it with sloppy joe filling, a pretzel steering wheel, cucumber carrot wheels and olive headlights. My kids have never really been huge fans of sloppy joe's but sloppy cars were a different story-they loved these!

Friday, July 23, 2010

New Crayons

I have seen people make these chunky crayons before but never felt like destroying a bunch of perfectly good crayons to make them. Until now. At the end of the school year the boys bring home all their not-so-gently used school supplies including a ton of broken crayons! It was finally time to try recycled crayons. We decided to break them into color groups which was fun. These are super easy and probably best for my three year old who isn't concerned with precise lines and colors yet.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


I have been wanting to try making macarons. So I searched for the very best recipe and came up with something between Tartlette's and Martha Stewart's. After three tries and a lot of frustration I think I came close. I went with an easy chocolate ganache for filling. I still want to make these again but honestly it is a lot of work and I'll need a rest first. Hats off to all you expert macaron makers out there-you know who you are!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Star Wars Always Rocks

So when I saw these Star Wars cookie cutters from Williams Sonoma I had to have them. When I saw how
Bento for Kidlet used them I thought it was the coolest idea ever. I had to try them and this is how they turned out. I think I need better food markers but pretty good anyways. I also love incorporating the Star Wars Easter candy holder for blueberries. I can't wait to actually make cookies with these awesome cutters!