cherry pie

Emma and I both look forward to fresh cherries all year-long.  Inveitably, though, we reach a point every summer when we find ourselves … [Read more...]

homemade doughnuts

While Joel played in the hotel arcade with the kids, I made a quick run to the neighboring Tanger outlet center.  I wanted to find a new … [Read more...]

More Seussical Treats

Here are the rest of our Kindergarten treats for Dr. Suess's Birthday. Thing 1 & Thing 2 cupcakes, compliments of the internet.  The … [Read more...]

Green Eggs and Ham Treats

Aedan and I got a jump on the Dr. Seuss treats this morning while Emma was in school.  I dropped blobs of almond bark onto waxed paper, and … [Read more...]

barking at the moon

Whenever we baked as kids, Dad would mysteriously appear about the same time the mixer or beaters stopped rotating. As a finger hesitated … [Read more...]

Ham and Cheese Scones

Once a month, I buy a little turkey ham at the grocery store.  It's high in protein, low in fat, and one of the very few meats our kids will … [Read more...]

monkey bread

Emma has been requesting monkey bread the past few weeks, which is odd because she's probably only had it three times in her life. The … [Read more...]

Whole Wheat Cinnamon-Sugar Bread

On Monday afternoon I doled out the last two slices of bread to Aedan for part of his snack, and flipped through my online cookbook at … [Read more...]

Chocolate Playdough

We finally made it yesterday: chocolate playdough. It was easy, smelled amazing, and tasted salty enough that the kids only snuck … [Read more...]

Roasted Veggie Soup

A couple weeks ago, when we celebrated two Althoff birthdays, I told you that I roasted some turnips from my garden with other fall root … [Read more...]