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Savannah Cupcakes (Chocolate cupcakes with caramel filling and salted caramel buttercream)

When we aren’t watching Hamilton, the girls and I spend our evenings watching Sugar Rush on Netflix. This was the first show that Riley and I could ever fully agree and during quarantine Maddie finally joined in. This past Sunday evening we watched the episode that hosted family teams with challenges that were all about family experiences. For the cupcake challenge the families were to make a cupcake that represented their family pets. As the bakers got going, Maddie jumped off the couch.


S’mores Pie

There is nothing more quintessentially summer than s’mores. They are the perfect pair to the end of a camping day, lake day, or just a backyard BBQ. Although we were home all summer with nothing much to do our consumption of s’mores this year was way down. Riley, my traditionalist, took note. In response, and after a discussion of pies she had been making with her Grandpa, I promised her we would make a s’mores pie together to celebrate the end of summer.


Strawberry Chimichurri

I had a very good food week last week. My food magazine came and it included a recipe for green gazpacho which I have always wanted to try. Even though I didn’t have all of the ingredients (it’s hard justifying a trip to the store for just a shallot right now), it was delicious. So delicious it was hard to choose between that and cookie dough that I had also whipped up.


Maddie’s Quarantine Birthday

This past Monday was Maddie’s 6th birthday. She, of course, had been excited and anxious for it for to come for over six months. Like all younger sisters, she suffered from the road her older sister walked before her. Riley got a party at Jumping Joey. I promptly swore never to do that again. Riley had themed birthday with friends. I was still recovering come May. This year she was adamant that this would be the year she got a birthday party. And I reluctantly agreed.