Ingredients for a Fun Family Night: A Panda Feast

Chinese food eaten al fresco – what a joy! It’s a rare treat for us since chinese take-out can be so pricey. But, we’ve got a routine. Here’s how it goes: I set the rice cooker going before I head out to the Happy Panda (or whatever it’s called). Hubs holds down the fort, and […]

Big Sale on Pretty. Cool. Cakes

From now until Sunday night, purchase Pretty. Cool. Cakes for only $2 instant download. It’s filled with a baker’s dozen of fun, birthday cake themes. For details, visit the Pretty. Cool. Cakes listing. Don’t forget to share your birthday cake ideas at the Round-Up!

Drive In Movie Theater Cake and a Birthday Cake Round Up

Today’s the day to show off your birthday cake creations. Can’t wait to see what your kids have convinced you to make in honor of their birthdays! This week the FishFam didn’t celebrate any birthdays, but I did decorate a cake to keep you company. And since they like cake more than pie, I didn’t […]

Camp Wannalaffalotta: Blast Off Into Space and Celebrate the Lunar Landing

Did you know that next week marks the 40th anniversary of the Lunar Landing and the success of the Apollo 11 mission? I’m amazed. I wasn’t born then, but FishPapa remembers watching it on TV when he was a young child. Man’s first walk on the moon was a pinnacle event for the United States […]

A Poll, Birthday Cakes, Free Dessert, and More

Share your birthday cake ideas this Thursday for the third, semi-annual Birthday Cake Round-Up here at LifeasMOM. Please spread the word so moms, dads, and grandparents everywhere can be inspired to make a pretty.cool.cake! There is also a cake-related giveaway this week, for more details, visit my giveaway page. And don’t forget to vote in […]

Recipe for a Fun Friday Night: Individual Ice Cream Cups

Somehow it seems more special if you can eat out of your own carton!

Frugal Friday: Making the Most of In Season Produce

One of the ways we cut costs at our house is to stock up on grocery items when they are on sale. Regular readers are familiar with my weekly Grocery Geek posts and can testify to the fact that if it’s a good price, I’ll buy a lot of it, like 100 pounds of flour. […]

Throw a Birthday Cake Theme My Way! Challenge Me!

Because I’m bored and have nothing better to do (like find a new house, pack up, and move), I thought I’d ask my readers to challenge me with a birthday cake theme. Last time we played this game, I was stumped to create a Fancy Nancy cake and a Breakfast Cake. Theme suggestions will be […]