Archive | July 2012

5 Minute Dunkaroo Dip #death

When you eat the entire dip by yourself, blame the 90s.

You will need:

1 box of Funfetti cake mix
1 cup of vanilla (or plain) yogurt
4 cups of Cool Whip
Spinkles (optional)

Enjoy with animal crackers or Teddy Grahams!


Little Italian Me: First Marinara Sauce!

Marinara Sauce
by Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten

Check out her easy recipe here, also below.

Total Time: 45 min
Prep: 15 min
Cook: 30 min
Yield: 6 servings
Level: Easy

1 tablespoon good olive oil
1 cup chopped yellow onion (1 onion)
1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/2 cup good red wine, such as Chianti
1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes, or plum tomatoes in puree, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Heat the olive oil in a large (12-inch) skillet. Add the onion and saute over medium heat until translucent, 5 to 10 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Add the wine and cook on high heat, scraping up all the brown bits in the pan, until almost all the liquid evaporates, about 3 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, parsley, salt, and pepper. Cover, and simmer on the lowest heat for 15 minutes.


Real life Jam Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting!

Oh my sweet cupcakes!

Carine, blogger of What about the chipmunks, the books and the cupcakes?, recently baked jam cupcakes with chocolate frosting after she saw my digitally illustrated recipe. What a beautiful honor!

Check out her sweet blog, also available in French

Carine's jam cupcakes

Manhattanhenge – July 11, 2012

original photo – michelleswordpressyay

original photo – michelleswordpressyay

photo courtesy of Paolo Palmero: UGC

Wedding Candy Bar: Bag Label Options

Guests will fill their bags with candy at the candy bar. I created a few different labels to be put on clear plastic candy bags for my sister’s wedding.

Which label is best?


How lovely it would be to know more about this picture. I saved it a long time ago in my Inspiration desktop folder, and titled it “ballerina.”

Does anyone know who the artist of this artwork?