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Star Wars Birthday Party

A friend of mine, who is a nominee as mom of the year in my book, recently threw a Star Wars-themed birthday party for her now 6-year old son. This woman does nothing halfway – there were different stations for the kids to make things – making Jabba Goo, a homemade play-dough station (she pre-made it all in every […]

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Bacon-Chocolate-Chip Muffins

I was invited to a breakfast-themed birthday gathering last weekend, and the host hinted pretty strongly that bacon was encouraged in any and all dishes. I didn’t want to disappoint the birthday boy, so I figured out a way to include bacon in a tried and true breakfast recipe – chocolate chip muffins. I decided […]

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Frosted Brownies

As you all know, I have my rock-solid, go-to brownie recipe. But that doesn’t mean I can’t branch out every now and again! I wanted to try something new for a birthday party recently, so I did a search for “brownies,” like you do. This recipe came from AllRecipes.com, which hasn’t let me down yet, […]

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Jack Daniel’s Caramel Cupcakes

A friend of mine had a birthday party recently. It was one of those events that spans both hours and miles, which was actually quite considerate of her. Living in LA is sometimes unlike anywhere else, in that people don’t want to drive a few miles to a different part of town if they don’t […]

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Easter and Passover ideas

Easter and Passover coincide once again this year, so if you’re going to a party that celebrates one or both of these holidays, I have a few treat ideas that will suit your needs. FOR EASTER Homemade Peeps – these are fairly easy to make, and the mistakes are just as tasty as the cute […]

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Liebster Blog Awards

I have been blogging for a bit over two years now, and the one thing that still makes me feel warm and fuzzy in this cold, cruel world is the actual sense of community I’ve felt with people who run other awesome blogs. I am lucky enough that I was awarded 2 separate Liebster Blog […]

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Strawberry Cupcakes

Strawberries have been “in season” recently in Southern California since we’ve been having some freak hot weather lately. Couple that with finding a great blackberry cupcake post on Starting to Simmer, one of my recent competitors in the Mystery Box Cupcake Challenge over on Sweetest Kitchen, and you have a recipe for cupcake magic. Since in […]

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