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So Many Recipes, So Little Time...

Hello, fellow Smurfs! 
Jan. 12, 2009 9:46 pm 
Updated: Oct. 4, 2010 3:49 am
Well, I never thought I'd sit here and blog, but I thought of a title for one by chance, so I had to start it. Now this may well be the only entry, but time will tell. So here I've collected 7 shots from my youngest son's birthday this past weekend. Mason turned 9. He's a foodie like his mom, but HATES to be called one. I'm not sure why. He loves to help cook, well, when he's not playing video games. In one shot his older brother, Tanner helps out. Oldest brother, Brady, was probably busy texting... The title, Buttered Noodles, is in honor of the one food my kids love. They don't really appreciate all the soups and desserts, etc. A bowl of buttered noodles and they're happy.
The birthday boy requested these for his school treat. Never mind that he scrapes the frosting off!
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Learning to Decorate - putting the grass around the doghouse cake (chocolate pound cake).
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Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie - Decorated by the birthday boy.
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The Black and White Puppy Cake (yellow cake).
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Pretzel Nines - Mall pretzels to celebrate turning 9.
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Birthday Boy!
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Budding Pastry Chef - Older brother helps out.
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I'm a Smurf - What can I say?!? In honor of all my blue buddies...
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Jan. 13, 2009 12:24 am
The next Ace of Cakes!
Jan. 13, 2009 6:35 am
Smurfs rule ;)
Jan. 13, 2009 8:51 am
I love the idea with the pretzel. Something I will keep in mind for future parties.
Jan. 13, 2009 12:18 pm
That 9 is a great idea! Great post!
Jan. 13, 2009 12:30 pm
Looks like you all had fun! LOVE the Pretzel 9 idea!!!
Jan. 13, 2009 12:59 pm
Really neat ideas.
Jan. 13, 2009 1:45 pm
thanks for the tip
Jan. 13, 2009 1:55 pm
what a fun post! The pictures make me smile!
Jan. 13, 2009 5:07 pm
Thanks everyone! And Christina, you're welcome!
Jan. 13, 2009 8:35 pm
Nice pics!..
Jan. 14, 2009 8:12 pm
Very cute! Love the cakes and the pretzels were genius!
Oct. 4, 2010 3:49 am
Love the Steelers stuff!! Go Steelers!!
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About Me
I have three teenage sons who are picky eaters (especially the middle one). I try to cook things that they might enjoy trying, but they're not always willing to try new things. My husband started out a picky eater when we met back in 1986, but he's gotten much better and is willing to try ALMOST anything I make. In my spare time I teach second grade. I have introduced my students to cooking and/or new foods over the years.
My favorite things to cook
I love to try all sorts of new recipes, so I don't really have a favorite thing to cook. I enjoy using fresh ingredients from the garden and canning those ingredients to use year-round. I also enjoy baking treats for my second grade class. I'll try almost anything if I think my family will eat it. Of course, I've been known to try a recipe because I want to, whether they'll eat it or not.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love making the pumpkin pies and other desserts for Thanksgiving. I always like to try one new dessert for each holiday. Baking Christmas cookies is a tradition that goes back as long as I can remember.
My cooking triumphs
I've made some pretty cool cakes for my boys' birthdays. They include a firetruck, baseball, football, and Pokeball. I've also used shaped pans to decorate everything from Barney and Elmo, Power Ranger, Jeff Gordon's #24 racecar, football helmet, a dog and dog house, a monkey, a giant cupcake, and a penguin. Some recent cakes have been a pizza, chef's hat, and Topsy-Turvy (Mad Hatter Cake.) The last one didn't collapse - that was a real triumph! One of my best triumphs has been teaching my boys to cook. They'll never go hungry.
My cooking tragedies
The first time I cooked a turkey I relied on my thermometer to tell when it was done. It wasn't.
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