Pina Colada Pie

I shared this Pina Colada pie recipe over at Miss Information a few weeks ago. If  you haven’t checked out Kelley’s blog you should make your way over; it’s full of great recipes and crafts. I’m tired, head achy and slightly grumpy this week. Perfect time for a repost, if you ask me

This  is really easy to make. And what’s not to love about a cream cheese & pineapple filling sitting in a coconut pie crust.  Can you say YUM!?


For the crust:

3 cups shredded coconut

1/3 cup melted butter

Skateboard Themed Birthday Cupcakes

I’ve done quite a few cupcake orders over the past few weeks and I’ve had a lot of fun creating all of them.

For all of these orders, I was given quite a bit of creative freedom. I was pretty much just given a theme to work with & only 2 asked for specific flavors.  For the most part, I love these kind of projects. I get to showcase my talents and put a bit of “me” into the project.  I can’t tell you how often a design element turns out to be a bust. The creative freedom allows me to pull plan B out of my butt real quick like and no one has to know about the failed idea.

Captain America Birthday Cupcakes


I’ve been pretty busy this week making cupcakes for birthday parties &  I just realized that I hadn’t posted  these fun Captain America themed cupcakes.

These were for a six year old’s birthday party at school.  A few days before the party I saw these Jello Cupcakes that Joan from  Chocolate Chocolate and More and I knew they would be perfect for a bunch of kids.  To fit the Captain America theme I used cherry Jello. What kid doesn’t like cherry flavored Jello?

Guest Writing at Addicted to Recipes

Today you can find me over at Addicted to Recipes!!!

If you don’t already follow Addicted to Recipes you’re going to want to start. Dawn’s blog is full of sweet and savory recipes & she hosts a weekly link party,  Scrumptious Sundays. 

Pop on over to to her blog & see the yummy Sopapilla Cheesecake Bites  I made for her readers. You will love how easy  these bites of cinnamony goodness are to make.

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Cupcakes for Teacher Appreciation Week

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week. Let’s get a great big WHOOP  WHOOP for all the hard working teachers out there!

When I was a kid I thought teaching would be the most glorious job in the world.You work 9 months and got the entire summer off. What more could you ask for?

Then I learned these things:

Teachers arrive at school before the kids arrive & leave after they have gone home.

Teachers do home work too.

Teachers have to deal with large numbers of kids & their parents daily & not they are not always well behaved, parents included.

Goat Cheese & Strawberry Grilled Cheese with Pepper Jelly

This post is a bit different from my usual sugary sweet posts. I’m joining the the Crazy Cooking Challenge hosted by Mom’s Crazy Cooking.


I love to cook, almost just as much as I love to bake, so I figured I’d mix it up a bit.

This month’s challenge was a Grilled Cheese Sandwich. The only requirements were that the sandwich contain bread and cheese & that the recipe came from another blog. You have no idea how many Grilled Cheese recipes  I drooled over before made a decision. WOW the grilled cheese sure has evolved. When I was kid the only variation was adding a few strips of bacon.

Cinco de Mayo Sombreros

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone!


A friend sent me a link to these Sombrero Cookies from Disney Family Fun yesterday afternoon & they were just so cute that I had to make some for Cinco de Mayo.  I have been dying for a reason to try out the Vanilla Variation of Lila Loa‘s End All Chocolate Cookie since Georganne posted it last month &  this seemed as good a time as ever. I’m glad that I did; I was not disappointed. These cookies are tasty,  hold their shape very well and are so easy to work with. I am officially retiring my other sugar cookie recipe.