Tag: holidays

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:       […]

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream

Apparently September is for confessions…last week I told you I don’t like vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream, this week I have another confession. I’m also not a huge fan of cream cheese icing. Which is a shame since that’s what most people use with pumpkin […]

Ranch Oyster Crackers

Ranch Oyster Crackers

*originally published in December 2013 Growing up, I loved family parties. I have plenty of cousins on either side of my family, and a party meant lots of cousins being together. I’m close in age to one cousin on my dad’s side, and we LOVED […]

The Easiest Four Ingredient Vanilla Buttercream

The Easiest Four Ingredient Vanilla Buttercream

I have a confession to make…I don’t like vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream. It’s like The Classic Flavor Combination, I know. But, I really don’t like it. It’s just not exciting enough. There’s too much of the same flavor without anything to break it up. […]

Spinach Dip

Spinach Dip

Happy Thursday! It feels like this week has lasted forever, I think because we had such a good weekend celebrating hubs’ birthday.  I don’t know about you, but I like to have something to look forward to when I’m having a rough day (or week) […]

New Year’s Pretzel

New Year’s Pretzel

I hope your holidays have been merry and bright!  It’s hard to believe it’s almost the New Year…it seems like Thanksgiving was just yesterday.  I have always loved New Year’s, maybe because it was an excuse to stay up late when I was little or […]

Ladylocks

Ladylocks

I have been helping my mom and grandma make ladylocks since I was little.  They have a special place in my heart because it’s an all-day family affair.  This year we spent around 7 hours baking 25 dozen ladylocks to share with the rest of […]

Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles

Can I tell you how much I look forward to baking for the holidays?  My grandma, mom, sister and I bake a TON of cookies every year for us and my two other aunts.  I’m not sure that sentence makes sense, but suffice it to […]

Cinnamon Applesauce

Cinnamon Applesauce

What a whirlwind weekend!  The hubs was the best man in a wedding (congrats J and S!), so we had lots of wedding and traveling things going on.  We were able to fit in some quality time with my in-laws in too, which was an added […]