Pineapple Flower Brownies

I love to create pretty spring desserts that taste as sunny as the changing weather.  Something that’s perfect to set down on the Easter table that’s a little unexpected and new. My Pineapple flower brownies are a fitting dessert for spring because they literally look as if they are blooming.  The bright, tropical flavors next Continue Reading…

Pink Peppercorn Blondies

It was an eventful Friday for the Havey’s today.  Luke had a field trip to the ice rink and ended up breaking his ankle 45 minutes in.  In retrospect, I probably should have known not to send him…I mean an entire 4th grade class on an ice rink?  Not sure what the school was thinking Continue Reading…

Easy Easter Sunday Cakes

Believe it or not, these cute as a button cakes are made from Little Debbie’s Cocoa Creme Snack Cakes! They took home a runner up prize this month in the Little Debbie “Dessert for the Kid in All of Us” contest sponsored by Food Network!   This contest had a ton of good entries, so it Continue Reading…

A Bodacious Birthday Bash

My sweet Luke turned seven this year and I’m painfully reminded of the shortage of years left to give him  birthday celebrations that little boys dreams are made of.  So, I went all out and he had a blast. I’m so proud of Luke.  He’s one of those spirits that was born with endless passion, Continue Reading…

A Dozen Sweet Reasons

I always have really big lofty ideas for holiday treats, but I am so short on time that many of them never bud into actual creations.  In fact, this year I was going to do a whole Chinese New Year tablescape and menu as well as a Superbowl spread.   You don’t see these posts because Continue Reading…

Sweet Little Birthday Surprise

My  beautiful niece McKayla turned ten years old on the second day of our family trip to Disneyland last month.  We spent the first day of the trip driving to Las Vegas and we stayed the night there.  The next day, we were headed for California. I knew she’d have to spend most of her birthday riding Continue Reading…