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Feeding a family with love and great food!

Loving the flavors of Fall...and lots of cakes! 
Sep. 15, 2012 5:06 pm 
Updated: Sep. 18, 2012 8:56 am

Greetings! I haven't forgotten about AR. In fact, I still visit almost daily for recipes and such :) Unfortunately, I have little time in my life for blogging, but I love to stop by from time to time for a quick update! I've been busy prepping demo goodies for Halloween- and filling in all my "free" time with cake and cupcake orders! The kids are growing like weeds and they are both thriving :)


I'm totally in love with these monster suckers- we're taking them to preschool for the Halloween party and I'm selling them to lots of photographers as photo props! (Mold from Wilton)

 This was a smash cake for a 1st birthday- Barnyard theme!

 The cupcakes to go with the Barnyard theme!

 1st Birthday Cake- Zebra and Pink theme

 Cookies for my future sister-in-law's bridal shower

 A fun cake order I had for a 40th Birthday!

 The cupcakes to match...

 This is a Sampler of the Fall Flavors I'm offering- I have Caramel Apple, Cinnamon Roll, Double Resses, Orange Cranberry, Smores and Pumpkin. Caramel Apple is my favorite for sure :)

 A cookie cake for a 1st Birthday

 The Smash cake to go with! (Butter Cream Transfer)

 This was for an A-DORA-ABLE 3rd Birthday!

And my 2 cuties- Robyn is 4 1/2 now, and Lucas just turned 15 Months! Poor Lucas is subject to lots of torture from his older sister :) Lucas eats like a teenager and will literally finish anything I put on the high chair tray (spinach, beans, steak...you name it!). Robyn has become a real assistant in the kitchen. She loves to measure and help me bake...and she is thrilled that preschool has started back up.

Hope all is well- I think of you all often and miss "The Buzz"...I'll check in more during my free time once it gets cold!!

Sep. 15, 2012 5:12 pm
Well done Kathleen. I don't imagine that there is much 'free time' in your life. I love watching your kids grow up. Lucas is going to keep you on you busy in the kitchen! Good for him! Wait until he brings his buddies home to eat at Mom's house! :) Robyn looks to be turning into a fine little lady. Thanks for posting. Happy Baking!
Sep. 15, 2012 5:30 pm
Beautiful cakes & kiddos :-)
Sep. 15, 2012 6:01 pm
Pictures are amazing,and the children are beautiful.
Sep. 15, 2012 8:16 pm
Amazing! Good to see you are doing well.
Sep. 15, 2012 10:09 pm
Beauty in cakes and short people. Your boy and your girl will thrive from Mom's love and you sharing your love of cooking and how the simplest food will bring all together. My rebel Son (no wait! 2 rebels of them.) Love to cook (mostly younger guy) He really can cook! What I'm trying to say is that he got interested in food at age 8. Dang that kid can cook! He can also make a good cake.
Sep. 15, 2012 10:13 pm
Your bitty bits are so cute.
Sep. 16, 2012 3:26 am
No wonder you have been missing in action. You have been a very busy girl. Adorable kids...and cakes!
Sep. 16, 2012 3:33 am
So happy for you! Your kids are cute and healthy, and you have an outlet for creative expression!
Sep. 16, 2012 5:46 am
What beautiful cake/cupcake decorating you do! With 2 adorable, I'm sure active, little ones, can't imagine when you have time to do it, unless you're a late-night-stayer-upper. Nice post.
Sep. 16, 2012 6:34 am
Everything looked wonderful, especially the 2 at the end!
Sep. 16, 2012 6:51 pm
Looks good...
Sep. 18, 2012 8:56 am
Oh my goodness!! Lucas is 15 months? I remember when he was born.. They're both cute as buttons.. & ur cakes look adorable too.. Do u have a store or u just do it on an order basis? I've been considering it too but a little scared to take the plunge..
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I am a stay-at-home mom with a 3 yr old daughter (She is a GREAT eater!) and a 3 week old Preemie Boy! I am working with a tight budget, but have expensive taste in food! I rarely follow a recipe... don't like to measure! I love to read cookbooks, magazines and food blogs for new inspiration.
My favorite things to cook
Anything Mexican or Italian.. experimenting with more Asian cooking.
My favorite family cooking traditions
LOVE my mom's Sage Dressing and crab breads- two holiday favorites!
My cooking triumphs
I make a mean Sage Brown Butter sauce for Ravioli, great Pot Stickers and a yummy Kielbasa and Spinach soup!
My cooking tragedies
The year I set the stove on fire the day before Thanksgiving trying to dry out my bread for dressing... had to call the fire dept and spent the next two days cleaning up the residue from the fire extinguisher. On the plus side- my house was insanely clean for the holidays!
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