I am taking a break from Christmas Week today to be part of the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. This is my first year participating, but the 3rd year it has been around. The organizers Lindsay and Julie out did themselves this year. Each participant paid $4 to be a part of the swap. We then sent out 1 dozen cookies to 3 different people. So you then receivee 1 dozen cookies from 3 different people. This year the corporate sponsors were OXO, Dixie Sugar Crystals, Grandma’s Molasses, and Gold Medal Flour. Each company matched our donations, so we raised over $13,000 for Cookies for Kid’s Cancer.
I am super excited for this post today. September marks the 1 year anniversary for the #chocolateparty. To help celebrate, Roxana has lots of great stuff up for grabs. Like seriously, you need to read the bottom of this post and enter the giveaways. Kind of wish I wasn’t participating this month, so I could enter.
Apple season is upon us. I love apples, and I love baking with apples. Unfortunately my family has something wrong with them, and they don’t like apple desserts. My son loves apples dipped in peanut butter, but that is where it ends. Seriously, the kid won’t even eat applesauce. I know. I screwed up some how. My husband, he doesn’t like the skin of the apple. Or so he claims. Because I offer to peel them, and he still won’t eat them. So whatever, more for me!
Today we are leaving for Japan! I can’t wait to share pictures and tell you about the trip. In my absence, I have some wonderful friends who are going to take over for me. The first guest post is Roxana from Roxana’s Home Baking. Roxana does amazing things with desserts and breads, I am always in awe of her talent. Just look at these Homemade Rolo Bars, Steakhouse Bread, and Brownie Bottom Cheesecake
Hello Dinners, Dishes and Desserts readers. I’m Roxana, the wanna be baker and photographer behind Roxana’s Home Baking. My blog is focus on baking everything from scratch. I’m a self-taught baker, learning more with every cup of flour I use. Most of the recipes found on my blog rely on simple techniques everyone can master with a little bit of patience. I also have a big sweet tooth, easily noticeable through the hundreds on desserts recipes I’ve shared. I have a slight addiction to chocolate; I could put some in soup if it’s up to me.
Homemade chocolate goodies is the best medicine.
What a great weekend! We went to Dinosaur National Monument, which is about 5 1/2 hours from where we live. It was a lot of driving, but it was lots of fun. We did a few hikes, went swimming, and got to see tons of dinosaur fossils. It is a very unique place. No where else that I know of can you see so many fossils in one place, in their original position. They have not completely excavated them, so you see them in the side of the rock like they were discovered.
Now that we are back from our mini vacation it is time to think about Easter. It really snuck up on me, I did not realize it is this coming weekend already! The Easter Bunny better get his act together.
I made these cupcakes last week, and they are super simple to put together. It is hardly a recipe. I just made two of them using the Cupcakes for Two recipe, but you could make your favorite cupcake recipe, or even a box mix! I really wish I could bring treats into my sons class, because I think the kids would get a kick out of these.