DIY's, In the Kitchen, Melting Pot, This Frugal House


The Fourth of July is my favorite holiday for oh so many reasons.  First and foremost, it is the birthday of one of the most amazing person's I have ever had the pleasure of knowing; My grandmother-Val (short for Valborg!) G-ma unfortunately left this earth in 2008 but I make sure to still celebrate her… Continue reading ‘MERICA!

In the Kitchen

It’s A…..

I was so excited to do these extremely simple cupcakes for a co-workers gender reveal.  Granted it's not a new technique or anything ...but we're talking BABIES and anything related to babies is awesome. Last night my dear friend Nicole came over to help me whip these up (and save my sanity because my day… Continue reading It’s A…..

In the Kitchen

Holy Cornbread Batman

Actually it's jalapeno cornbread....but close enough. Our small group at work decided to do a "Soup Off" today which encompassed 8 different kinds of (delicious) soups for our taste bud pleasure.  Once we had our samples of each we then voted on a winner.  After the voting was over we opened it up to our… Continue reading Holy Cornbread Batman

In the Kitchen

Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins

We had a coworker leaving for another branch in another state and he was one that always appreciated my baking for the group.  So I offered to make him one last thing before his departure and seeing that we were falling onto the autumn months I figured what would be better than pumpkin?? And what… Continue reading Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins

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Pizza Monkey Bread-the new party pizza!

When I was a kid my mom would make for all of our birthday parties "mini pizzas" which was Pillsbury biscuits cooked with pizza sauce, cheese and toppings of choice.  These were always such a hit and so easy to make.  However...I have stumbled upon something even more amazing.  I'm sure I originally saw it… Continue reading Pizza Monkey Bread-the new party pizza!

In the Kitchen

Every Girls Dream Cake

My daughter has a very unique style.  Last year around her birthday she was having dinner in St. Paul and witnessed her first ever "Zombie Pub Crawl"...and has been zombie obsessed ever since.  Call her phone and at the end of her recorded message she'll wish you a great day FULL OF ZOMBIES.  Her birthday… Continue reading Every Girls Dream Cake

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Measure Once Cut Twice?

My cousin’s wedding was my first official request for a cake.  Her boyfriend proposed to her on New Year’s Eve and she came to me not too shortly after asking if I could make the cake and some cupcakes for the reception.  I was already making a cake for her and her mom’s big birthday… Continue reading Measure Once Cut Twice?

In the Kitchen

Of Monster Trucks and Men

My darling sisters husband is turning 30….and yet in his mind he is younger than my son.  When I asked my sister what her husband would like for a cake I was expecting something realtated to hunting, fishing or maybe even Budweiser.  The last thing I was expecting was MONSTER TRUCKS.  I know he enjoys… Continue reading Of Monster Trucks and Men