My First Catered Party and A Spooktacular Halloween Cake
Last week I catered my first party for 40 people. My friend Holly asked if I would make a cake and heavy hors d'oeuvres for her 40th birthday extravaganza. I immediately said "yes!" then began brainstorming recipes and ideas. Holly said she wanted a Halloween themed chocolate cake and sliders. I pretty much had carte blanche with the menu and decorating and I had so much fun. Here's what I made. I made 1). Ham wrapped Asparagus Spears with Boursin Cheese 2). Cream Cheese with Red Pepper…
Best Kids Parties: A Body Birthday
image:861d9121d400ba4a450a8c4b999a8a58cba167bf w:540 s:"fit" class_name:"mt-image-center" show_pin_button:"true" show_image_credits:"true" A fun party Slim Goodbody would be proud of. Melissa explains: Addie wants to be a “tummy doctor” when she grows up, so we came up with the idea to have a Body Birthday Party!Her birthday is less than a week after Halloween, so it would be easy to go really spooky and gory, but we tried to stay on the more scientific side of bodies.
Instead of giving you all the excuses as to why I no longer take time to blog very often I'll just show you what I've been up to lately. My parents and my sister Becky (complete with her 6 children) came to visit us for Fall Break. We had a lot of fun exploring New Mexico while they were here. Before everyone arrived (they really should have come a week earlier!) we found out for ourselves what all this "balloon stuff" was about. Ever since people learned we were moving to New Mexico they…
Haunted-House Cake Recipe
This haunted house's towering cookie facade, candy details, and golden caramel windows are guaranteed to become the stuff of legend—that is, should anyone who ventures near live to tell the tale. A winding nougat staircase leads up the chocolate buttercream grounds to the entrance, where a construction-paper caretaker hovers just inside, waiting for the next unsuspecting visitor.