Ghost Popping Cupcakes

My kids, like millions of others, love cupcakes.  However, two out of three of them don’t like frosting and that has forced me to get a little bit on the creative side of things.  As a result, I am always trying to find alternative toppings and fillings to share. I was very excited about sharing these boo-tiful cupcakes, as my … Read More

Edible Eyeballs…YUMMY!

Halloween is right around the corner and if your household is like mine, we are on activity overload!   There have been many years that I’ve signed up for the ‘baked good’ line item for the classroom treats weeks in advance and then, suddenly, the party day is here and I only have moments vs. hours to prep a snack for … Read More

One of Life’s Humorous Moments…

I love the Imagine-Nation Museum in Bristol, CT & have joined them for several of their events.  Just a little side note, they put on top notch, very fun, family events…like Chocolate Festivals with chocolate rivers & Who’ville events with the entire staff dressed like who’villagers (if that’s a word)…they truly are fantastic! So, when they called me & told me … Read More

Good Old Fashioned Fun…

A couple of weekends ago, when the weather was FANTASTIC, we did this very last minute call to a few friends and had a throw together mini Fall Fest.  We kept it simple and it turned out to be a blast… I grabbed pumpkins for $1.25…can’t beat the price….and set up a pumpkin painting table with paints and brushes I’ve collected over the … Read More

Candy Corn Cupcakes

Here is a simple and easy quick fix recipe.  It not only looks festive and fun, but it tastes great too.  These cupcakes are certain to be a hit at the classroom party! Candy Corn Cupcakes by Jodie Fitz  1 box Price Chopper white cake mix 1 cup flour Yellow food coloring Orange food coloring Price Chopper Vanilla frosting Candy Corn … Read More

Welcome to My Experimental Kitchen ™

 My kitchen is a revolving door of activity!  Not only is it the room where we eat our meals, over the years it has become the meeting place, a science lab of sorts, a taste testing factory, a source of educational experiences all of it leading to the reason I refer to it as MY EXPERIMENTAL KITCHEN ™.  When we … Read More

Peanutty Apple Dip

    Sometimes the plain old apple gets just a little boring and so, to keep my kids eating fruit, I experiment with dips and ways to keep their fruit count on the higher end.  I often use fruit with dip as a replacement to sending cookies and brownies.  Although we do that every now and again.  I like to … Read More

Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

  I love creating recipes that let me serve up breakfast, but be ahead of the game.  Let’s be honest…I AM NOT BAKING BREAKFAST COOKIES during the busy chaos of school/work mornings, but I will make them on a Sunday & serve them up throughout the week…My guys are picky, but these were a hit so I wanted to share. … Read More