Happy almost-4th of July! I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to a weekend full of family, friends, fireworks, and of course, food. Whether you’re headed for a weekend getaway, a poolside party, or a backyard barbecue, you probably have some meal planning and cooking to tackle before you can sit back and relax. So, get prepared for this holiday weekend by considering these convenient, crowd-pleasing options.
“What is it about popping food on a stick that makes it so much cuter?” Linda Vandermeer asks in her new book Sweets on a Stick: More than 150 Kid-Friendly Recipes for Cakes, Candies, and Pies on the Go! Cake pops are not the first food on a stick, but they’ve become increasingly popular in the past year.
I get intimidated by cupcakes. Not the baking part—that's easy. Line a muffin tray with pastel baking cups. Bake. Frost. Or, that’s what cupcakes used to be.
At my house, September is no ordinary month; it ranks right up there with Christmas. Why, you ask? Because EVERYONE has a September birthday. Crazy, right!? Although we all want totally different gifts, there is one thing we all love: cupcakes! Not that our 1-year-old has a say-so in the type of cake he'll have (it's only a matter of time), but here's our birthday cupcake lineup for the month of celebration!