The Rather Incredible Breton Brittle

Hansel and Gretel Breton Brittle

Breton Brittle (or as it’s become known by my kids in our house, ‘Hansel and Gretel’) is pretty amazing stuff. Like, beg mom to make hansel and gretel stuff, popular. I actually like to watch for sales and try to always have a box of Breton Crackers on hand in the house (just to be able to whip this bad boy up on a moments notice)! Having the ingredients, which tend to be pantry staples anyway, has saved me many a time when I needed something quick. Continue reading The Rather Incredible Breton Brittle

Earth Day Cookies

earthy day cookies

This is a fairly simple cookie, that goes over well on earth day, or anytime you feel the need for ‘I heart the earth’ cookies. I suppose there is never a wrong time to show the earth some love! These cookies are simple enough to make, that one should walk away with same level of sanity they began with (sadly, I can not say that for every recipe or project I embark on). But these cute cookies are easy  and they tend to make an annual appearance for Earth Day around here.

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Eiffel Tower Sugar Cookies

Eiffel tower sugar cookies came about when I began taking french classes when my oldest entered kindergarten in french immersion. Partially because I have always wanted to learn and mostly because it seemed like a poor idea to one day have a child (even a teenager – gulp-) that spoke a language I didn’t!

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Amazing Strawberry Cake


Strawberry cake

In all my years of making cake for loved ones, there is this one Strawberry Cake that gets reactions like no other!! A cake, that the first time I made it, had the entire household sit down at 4pm in the afternoon, the moment it was finished being frosted, and dive right in, having cake before dinner. Dinner. Then more cake. In fact I never quite got thru icing it entirely, before little fingers appeared and were sneakily swiping and licking frosting. Continue reading Amazing Strawberry Cake