A few months before my daughter’s birthday party, I asked her what kind of theme she wanted. She was (and still is) obsessing over two characters: Barney and Curious George. However, no offense to Barney, but I cannot stand that purple dinosaur. So…Curious George it was. If you are a DIY type of person and want to make some of the items below, I linked directly to where I purchased the tools to make the items.
Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin Ravioli Pumpkin Cake Pumpkin Soup Pumpkin Cheesecake
No! Make Kaddo Borwani (or Bourani), of course! When my husband and I lived in Baltimore (before we had our kids), we loved having date nights at The Helmand. One of the signature dishes at this Afghani restaurant is called Kaddo Borwani. It is a baked, sugar pumpkin covered in a garlic yogurt sauce. It can also be covered with a meat sauce as well (for the non-vegetarians out there). This is a very sweet, yet savory dish that is perfect to make when you have leftover pumpkins from pumpkin picking.
Let me warn you now that preparing [Continue reading...]
My mom cooks and eats Bengali food everyday, and I noticed she stores her indian spices in old jars without airtight lids. I wanted to do something unique and special for her on Mother’s Day, so I replaced her jars with these: Nowhere else will you find containers personalized with these labels. Gotta love what […][Continue reading...]
It all started with a party invitation designed in Photoshop… We decorated the house with drawings from Andy’s room as seen in[Continue reading...]
My son is obsessed with Toy Story. Enough so that we had to do a Toy Story party for his 4th birthday. I’m saving the party planning details for a later blog post, but the cupcake tree I made deserves its own post. And here is a closeup of some of the aliens to give […][Continue reading...]
My picky toddlers gobbled this up, so this meal is a win for me! The best part is that it requires less than 5 minutes of prep before it goes into your slow cooker. I would have loved to make my barbeque sauce from scratch, but I was short on time on a weeknight. So, […][Continue reading...]
This hair bow holder is a gift I made for my friend’s daughter. I made this for her because I heard the little lady recently got her room painted pink and thought this would be a fun and practical accessory. My favorite part is the hooks at the bottom of the board for hanging headbands […][Continue reading...]
Chocolate ganache, toasted coconut, nutella whipped cream, strawberries…need I go on? My husband works every Christmas and asks me to bake a cake for him to share with his co-workers. Here is my latest creation. If you have a hard time neatly frosting a cake, you’ll love making this. The cake is pretty forgiving since […][Continue reading...]
My husband was nice enough to buy me an early birthday present, an iPad 2! Can you see me jumping up and down for joy? I bought a blue Apple Smart Cover to go with it, but it looked plain and simple. Normally, I am all about making crafts for my kids or baked goods […][Continue reading...]