Tips and Tricks

Easy Halloween Cupcakes

Easy Halloween Cupcakes

A few years ago, a friend at work asked me to make Halloween cupcakes for a birthday party. We settled on Frankensteins, mummies, jack’o’lanterns, owls, graveyards, and pumpkin patches. This was back when TGBG was a baby, and my photography skills were…a little lacking:       […]

How to Frost Cupcakes with a Bag

How to Frost Cupcakes with a Bag

Back when I was in college, I took a Wilton cake decorating class at my local JoAnn Fabrics. It was the intro class, and I was the youngest person there by far. We learned the basics of decorating cakes using buttercream, decorating bags, and decorating […]

My Top 10 Tips for Planning a Super Bowl Party

My Top 10 Tips for Planning a Super Bowl Party

The Super Bowl is a great excuse to invite a few friends over, even if your team isn’t actually playing. Between the commercials, the half-time show, and the snacks…why wouldn’t you have a little party? I personally like having something to look forward to and […]

How to Cool Baked Goods

How to Cool Baked Goods

Can you believe Thanksgiving is tomorrow?! I hope you have plans to spend the day with people you love. I think I’ve mentioned (a million times) that we’re hosting hubs’ family, and I’ll be spending today baking a few pies and doing all around prep […]

How to Create a Party Planning Checklist

How to Create a Party Planning Checklist

Can you believe it’s almost Thanksgiving?! Hubs and I are hosting his family this year, and I’m beyond excited. It’s our first time hosting, although we’ve had Easter twice. But…I feel like there’s a lot of pressure with Thanksgiving. There are such high expectations since […]

How to Use Greek Yogurt as a Substitute

How to Use Greek Yogurt as a Substitute

If you’ve been around long enough to read my Healthier Chicken Salad or Guilt-Free Buffalo Chicken Dip recipes, you can probably guess where this post is going…Or I guess if you read the post title. ANYWAY. I love using Greek yogurt as a substitute for […]

How to Bake With Parchment Paper

How to Bake With Parchment Paper

The next baking trick I have up my sleeve…parchment paper! I use parchment paper ALL. THE. TIME. when I bake. The biggest key with parchment paper is to make sure you don’t have it confused with waxed paper. Waxed paper is coated in wax (hence […]

Easy Half and Half Substitute

Easy Half and Half Substitute

We hosted Easter this year, which means my sister-in-law B, brother-in-law C and the two cutest little boy to ever walk the planet stayed with us. I’m sure you can imagine, but with two very young boys, they drink A LOT of coffee. I’m not […]

How to Pack a Salad With Dressing in One Container

How to Pack a Salad With Dressing in One Container

I’m starting another new series…Housewife Tips. These posts are going to be a little shorter than my normal posts. They’re designed to be quick tips and tricks to help make things around the house a little easier. This first one has definitely helped me…how to […]

Make Friends With Your Oven

Make Friends With Your Oven

After talking to some friends at work, I’ve realized I have a lot of baking tricks I’ve grown up using that other people don’t know about. They’re usually the kinds of things that come as second nature to me until I’m talking to someone who’s […]