Saturday, July 30, 2011

When it's too hot out.....

We decided to visit the local mall after Rose got her one year check up and shots. She does not like the doctor and gives her "The Evilyn Stare" as I call it.  Anyways, she came out alive after all the commotion and that's all that matters. We ate some Japanese food at the food court, walked around, found some great deals at the Children' s Place, and watched the hurricane simulator (wasn't as cool as I thought it would look). Going to the toy store was the most fun because they got to play with new toys!!! They had a blast. Here's some great shots from the day. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Marshmallow fondant recipe

16 ounces white mini marshmallows.
2 -5 tablespoons water
lbs powdered sugar
1/2 cup Crisco


  • 1.    Melt marshmallows and 2 tablespoons of water in a microwave or double boiler: Put the bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds, open microwave and stir, back in microwave for 30 seconds more, open microwave and stir again, and continue doing this until melted.

  • 2.    It usually takes about 2 ½ minutes total. Place 3/4 of the powdered sugar on the top of the melted marshmallow mix.

    3.    Now grease your hands generously and then heavily grease the counter you will be using and dump the bowl of marshmallow/sugar mixture in the middle.

  • 4.    Start kneading like you would bread dough. 

  • 5.    Keep kneading, it gets pretty sticky.  Add the rest of the powdered sugar and knead some more.

  • 6.    Re-grease your hands and counter when the fondant is sticking. If the mix is tearing easily, it is to dry, so add water (about ½ tablespoon at a time then knead it in). It usually takes me about 8 minutes to get a firm smooth elastic ball so that it will stretch without tearing when you apply it to the cake.

  • 7.    Its best if you can let it sit, double wrapped, overnight (but you can use it right away if there are no tiny bits of dry powdered sugar). If you do see them, you will need to knead and maybe add a few more drops of water.

  • 8.    Prepare the fondant for storing by coating it with a good layer of Crisco shortening, wrap in a plastic- type wrap product and then put it in a re-sealable or Ziploc bag. Squeeze out as much air as possible.

  • 9.    MM Fondant will hold very well in the refrigerator for weeks.

  • Monday, July 25, 2011

    Grilled Pineapple Recipe

    Here is a simple grilled pineapple recipe.

    1 medium fresh pineapple
    1 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
    1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
    1/2 cup plain yogurt


    1. Remove core from the pineapple and cut into 3/4 inch thick rings.
    2. In a medium bowl, whisk together butter, brown sugar until sugar is dissolved. Toss the pineapple with the marinade and let rest for 5 minutes.
    3. Grill pineapple over medium heat for 6-8 minutes. Turn once and continue to baste with marinade. Serve slices warm and dip in yogurt. 

    Sunday, July 24, 2011

    My husband is so adorably innocent!

    The other day when I went to my friends girls night out group, my phone dies shortly after I get there.  So that left my husband with no guidance when it came to baking.  When I got home, the house smelled wonderful of cupcakes. He brings me in the kitchen and shows me the lovely cupcake he had prepared for me with a cute grin. I looked at it and asked him why he didn't use the cupcake liners.  He said he wasn't sure what to do with them bc he couldn't call me to ask, so he put it on after they came out.  I just kept laughing and loving his adorableness. His cuteness is one of my favorite things about him! By the way, the cupcakes were soooo amazingly moist!! yummy!!! Warning.......cute cupcakes below!!!!

    Friday, July 22, 2011


    A rare moment in the morning

    My children are usually pulling at my leg most of the day.  I love capturing the rare moments of them playing on their own. Sometimes they play side by side like this pic and sometimes they play together.  Whatever it may be, they are definitely rare moments because they don't last long.  : )


    Monday, July 18, 2011

    Life with Tootsabella and the Rose

    Meet my little 4 year old Tootsabella and 1 year old Victoria Rose. These are nicknames of course.

    Saturday, July 16, 2011

    I am new to this and here is a little about me

    I am a mother of 2 beautiful daughters and I have an amazing husband.  My first daughter is a little princess that is afraid of everything.  She just turned 4 and has hair like Rapunzel.  She is her hair and has been from day 1.  She loves stories and anything princess goes.  She is smarter than I know and everyday it shows.  We will call her Tootsabella.  Bella for short.  My second daughter is a little munchkin that is not afraid of anything but leaving mommy.  She is also smarter than I know and it shows everyday.  She loves to play with her older sister and doesn't know what to do with herself when sis is not around.  Being that she is learning how to walk, she loves new danger.  New foods aren't an issue for her either.  She just turned a year old and is full of love.  We will call her Victoria Rose. Rose for short.  These girls are my life and I love it.
    In my spare time I love to watch tv shows and of course I have my certain shows.  I love to decorate cakes and do simple crafts.  Photography is a big thing with my girls and I.  I am always taking them out to do different things.  I would like to learn more about photography but that can come at a later time.  My husband works, but when he is not we like to go out as a family and enjoy ourselves.  It's nice to get out and just walk the mall and let the kids play at the playground, ride some rides, and maybe get a pretzel.  Well this is all I have time for today.  This was fun and I will be posting from now on!