Halloween Food: The Mummy’s Hand..

yummy sausage mummy hand for halloween dabbled.org
Happy weekend… this is from several years ago, but it was so good, I thought it deserved a repeat! My dear creative friend, Chad, made this for the Halloween party …  and was kind enough to give us a tutorial, so we can all make our own! Published on: Oct 3, 2009

Highlights from the Skylander’s Birthday Party: the Cake

Highlights from the Skylander's Birthday Party: the Cake
I’ll get a tutorial up on several of these, including the cake, but here are some of the highlights from The Boy’s 8th Birthday Party – Skylanders!  But if I waited til I got around to doing the tutorials, you’d never see the cake for months. Here is the Cake.  I decided that I would go relatively simple — a fondant covered floating island… with Candy Clay Chompies.

This year’s Birthday Cake (Skylanders) is in the works!

OK, I know, I’ve been a slacker, don’t shoot me! But it is June and you know what that means, time for another birthday party for The Boy and another birthday cake.  This year The Boy is turning 8, and he’s all into Skylanders. So I’ve been working on the cake today.  It’s not going to be as ambitious as last years Dalek cake for the Doctor Who party, but I am trying out a new technique: Candy Clay. Today I made candy clay, baked 4 cake layers for a 2 tiered cake, frosted the top and bottom tier with a crumb coat, and made up and colored a batch of marshmallow fondant.  … [ KEEP READING ]

April Fools Food!

April Fools Food!
Dinner on April Fools Day (can you believe it’s almost April 1st?) calls for making something unusual, right?  Maybe a bit tricksy.   Here are a few ideas, both sweet and savory, with an April Fool’s Day twist. Nothing is what it seems…
Top: Sushi? – I made this last year for an April Fool party, and again at halloween (instructions)
Middle: A cupcake?
Eggs and Toast?
Bottom: Veggies and Fish Sticks?
Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup? Here are a few more ideas:

Pretty boiled eggs (so you can tell them apart from the raw ones in the fridge!)

boil eggs with onion skins for a pretty brown egg color
I hesitate to publish this right before Easter, as it’s really a year round egg hack, not an easter egg hack, but I suppose it is extra useful at Easter, where you might want some pretty brown eggs. If you’re looking for fancier Easter egg ideas, you can find some here, here, .. and an Easter basket here. So I usually buy a big thing of eggs, and boil a handful of them ahead of time to throw in lunchboxes or to make tuna salad with, or whatever, and I like to be able to tell them apart from the non-boiled at a glance.  … [ KEEP READING ]

Update on Dot, in which I make excuses, give you a new recipe, and make some book recommendations.

Roasted Chicken Cast Iron with Roasted Cumin Cauliflower
This last month with the holidays and lots of web design work has been a total mess for me.  Work & family has kept me really busy, so I admit I’ve been neglecting this poor little blog! I do have a bunch of cool pics to show you guys from halloween (I assume you still want to see the awesome food and costumes, even if I am 2 months late?), plus some cool stuff for xmas coming up.  I’ll really try to be better this month!  I also have a cool giveaway coming up, as soon as I put the post together, so stay tuned for that.… [ KEEP READING ]