2016 Twelve Days of Oscar Roundup

It’s time to close out another 12 Days of Oscar.  The 88th Academy Awards ceremony will air tonight hosted by Chris Rock, from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.  This year’s awards are laden with criticism concerning the lack of diversity among this year’s nominees.  Several of Hollywood’s elite are boycotting this year’s awards, while several … More 2016 Twelve Days of Oscar Roundup

Homemade Twinkies

This post brings us to the halfway point of this year’s 12 Days of Oscar.  The 2008 film Milk tells the story of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California.  After three unsuccessful political campaigns, Milk is elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977.  Soon … More Homemade Twinkies

Milky Way Cake

Fall always brings with it a sense of nesting for me.  Something in me knows we’ll be cozying up at home more often as the weather gets cooler and I start cleaning and organizing.  I discovered the KonMari cleaning method and completely jumped on board.  The main concept of the KonMari method is that if … More Milky Way Cake

Rainbow Layer Cake

When I showed M some ideas I had for her birthday cake, she squealed her approval. Usually she wants some variation of cannoli but this year we wanted to be considerate of her slumber party guests.  I also really wanted to make something really colorful and fun because M is such an enthusiastic artist. For … More Rainbow Layer Cake

Funfetti Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

To celebrate M’s birthday, I offered to send in cupcakes for M to share with her class.  I came here prepared to rant about being asked to include a “healthy snack alternative,” but I’m going to leave it alone. It’s not easy to teach kids about balanced nutrition, especially when adults don’t even understand the … More Funfetti Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting