Sweet Potato Doughnuts with Maple Pecan Frosting

So in the event that you haven’t been privy to my recent Twitter tweets or my Facebook musings, I’m a gonna say it all again: Woo-hoo Duke!  Final Four bay-bee!  Take that, Baylor!  Way to go fellas!  I never doubted you for one second! Well, maybe for just one second there on Friday night, when you couldn’t seem to get the ball anywhere near the rim

Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream Sandwiches

Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream Sandwiches

O.K., Mother Nature.  We get it.  You’re in charge, and you can change your mind whenever and as often as you like.  You’ve made your point to virtually all 50 states over the past few months, and we will never, ever take you for granted again.  Now, can’t we just have a nice and uneventful spring and a sunny summer (but preferably not one of those

Lions and Monkeys and Giraffes (oh yum!)

Zoo Animal Sugar Cookies

When I was growing up, birthday parties were a pretty standard, fairly simple affair……at least relative to the complex, expensive, “My party is going to sooo be better than your party” extravaganzas that occur today. Old invitations: Strawberry Shortcake or Snoopy cut-outs that came 12 to a pack, bought for under five dollars at the drug store or gift shop uptown. New Invitations: Custom creations printed

Layered German Chocolate Cupcakes

I think that my grandpa was partially responsible for me becoming a “foodie.”  He should at least get credit for my willingness to try new foods and cuisines (except anything containing mayonnaise, of course.)  When I was a little picky eater, his method for coaxing me to eat the items that had been pushed over to the side of my plate was always the same: “It will make your