Archive for the ‘Summer’ Category

How to make No-Bake Grasshopper Pies

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

One of my all-time favorite treats is the Grasshopper Pie. In my opinion, there is nothing better than the cool/bitter contrast between peppermint and chocolate. (more…)

Decorating Sunflower Cupcakes – Quick and Easy!

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Summer is winding down and it seems like every other weekend includes a party. Whenever I needed a sweet treat to share, I brought decorated cupcakes. One of my favorite designs this year was a cupcake decorated with sunflowers, ladybugs and bumblebees. They were so bright and cheerful – and a big hit! (more…)

Summer Treats Without Your Oven

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Summer is absolutely my favorite season. No matter how high the temperature climbs, I can’t get enough of the heat…except in my house. I love to be outside, to garden, to swim, to cycle, especially in very warm weather. But sweating in my kitchen is another story! (more…)

Sweet and Easy Dipped Strawberries

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Strawberries are in season! With our easy instructions, you can make amazing candy-coated strawberries for your next gathering. Candy Melts® candy make it easy to turn strawberries or many of your favorite snacks into beautifully decorated treats. (more…)

How to Make Ice Cream Cookie Bowls

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Cookies and ice cream are two of my favorite things! Who doesn’t love cookie dough ice cream or cookie crumbles as a topping on their ice cream? Then there’s my favorite – a warm cookie skillet with a scoop of ice cream on top! So, you can imagine my delight when I heard about the Wilton Ice Cream Cookie Bowl pan. (more…)

Beach Cake Techniques: Shells and Shade

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Nothing says summer like the beach, but a beach cake with just sand and water can be boring. Dress up your cake with seashells and palm trees! (more…)

Beach Cake Techniques: Sand and Surf

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Summer is here – it’s time to hit the beach or have a beach party! What’s a beach party without a beach cake? Here are a few ways to make key features for your themed cake. First and most important are sand and water. (more…)

Baby’s First Birthday Luau

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

It’s August and summer is in full swing so it’s time to limbo, baby! My sweet little boy, Matthew, turned one year young last week so we hung pineapples from the trees and threw the best Baby’s First Luau ever! (more…)

Movie Night Treat Idea

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Summer vacation is the time to keep children occupied with fun activities. Teens especially love hanging out with their friends watching movies. When my daughter recently invited some friends over for Friday night movies, I thought of the perfect treat for them – an “Admit One” rice cereal treat! Kids love rice cereal treats, and I love not turning on the oven in the summer!  (more…)

Celebrate Summer with Ice Cream Treats

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month, and July 17th is National Ice Cream Day? Celebrate by having a one-of-a-kind ice cream social! (more…)