Category Archives: Baked Goods

Summertime Sugar Cookies

Summertime generally brings parties (often of the kid variety in our household) and fun treats or BBQ’s. So these three adorable sugar cookies have gotten plenty of use around here and are perfect for a fun party or BBQ this summer! Continue reading Summertime Sugar Cookies

West Coast Rock Painting

We love summer and spending time with our family on the sunshine coast. It’s hard to beat an afternoon at the beach with cousins! Enjoying time on the coast together has become a bit of a summer tradition and so has coming up with a fun summertime activity that everyone can participate in and make some good memories creating. This year my sister in law and I decided that activity would be rock painting! Continue reading West Coast Rock Painting

Easy Ice Cream Cone Sugar Cookies

Easy- Peasy Ice Cream Cone Sugar Cookies

Sometimes decorated sugar cookies can be a daunting affair. Sometimes we want something really cute and Pinterest lures us into believing we can have it! But really it leaves us in puddle of icing and tears. And yet sometimes we still want something really cute! So  that’s why I want to share a truly easy and simple cookie that my kids and I whip up from time to time – Ice cream cone sugar cookies! Continue reading Easy Ice Cream Cone Sugar Cookies

London Fog Cookies

London Fog (earl grey) Cookies

London Fogs (earl grey tea latte) are a fairly common occurrence here in Vancouver. It’s a winning combination of earl grey tea, vanilla and steamed milk. But this fabulous flavour combination doesn’t just make for a comforting cool weather drink. Continue reading London Fog Cookies

Crazy Hair Day Cookies

Along with all the hype and fervour that comes with crazy hair day in this house. We generally make some sort of sweet treat for the class. We have a hard time celebrating any momentous occasion or day with out cake or cookies of some sort (and to our eldest daughter, crazy hair day is very momentous). It’s not that we as a family always eat that many cakes or cookies in actuality (people are always shocked to hear my kids say no to cake or treats or that husband rarely eats them and that generally I give them away), but we love to recognize small or fun occasions and share a treat with the class where and when we can. So cue the crazy hair day cookies! Continue reading Crazy Hair Day Cookies

Swimming Pool Cake

With the wonderful pool season about to be upon us again, I thought it a good time to share this cute pool cake! This is just the cake to celebrate pool time fun or a summer BBQ.  And is it not glorious we get to say things like that again?! Continue reading Swimming Pool Cake

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

What do you do when you needed chocolate chip cookies like yesterday?? Chocolate chip cookie bars, that’s what. These are WAY easier than individual cookies (not that cookies are hard) because there is no scooping or switching cookie sheets, it’s all in one pan. Which makes for even softer, gooier (with melty chocolate) chocolate chip cookies bars. Yum. These are my answer for impromptu play dates, or quick desserts when we just must have something yummy and gooey (we eat them right out of the pan warm) or when someone in my life has forgotten to mention that they signed me up to bake something…not that such things ever happen! Continue reading Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Graduation Cap and Gown Lollipops

Cap and Gown Graduation Lollipops

Every year I like to challenge myself to come up with some new and cute, but fun and edible way for my daughter and her classmates to celebrate year end. Our final days of grade 2 turned into a bumpy ending and most non necessities had to go. But because of our fight to get thru the year, despite unforeseen challenges, I also felt all the more compelled to celebrate. Continue reading Graduation Cap and Gown Lollipops

West Coast Fridge Magnets

We love spending time with our family up in Sechelt and nothing beats time at the beach. But one particular stormy day at the beach, got the creative juices flowing. Our children are always on the look out for beach glass and cool shells. So my incredibly talented and creative sister-in-law outdid herself when she came up with the fantastic idea that we collect beach gems to create our own fridge magnets! Continue reading West Coast Fridge Magnets