The secret behind Mona Lisa’s smile. How they get the caramel in the Caramilk bar. Why it takes my kids 20 minutes to put on a pair of snow pants. Some things will always be a mystery but I do know this: Prairie Girl Bakery‘s cupcakes are delicious! delectable! delovely! and you can totally make them at home. The secrets are all in The Prairie Girl Cupcake Cookbook, released just last week. I baked from it on the weekend (would you believe those are my cupcakes up there? I’m so proud!) and I’m here to tell you, it’s a revelation. Heck, it might even be the secret behind Mona Lisa’s smile! The cupcakes are that good. … The Prairie Girl Cupcake Cookbook by Jean Blacklock
My daughter had her first sleepover last night. We thought everyone would be tuckered out after running around at a super fun indoor playground in the afternoon and staying up past their bedtime to watch Peter Pan but they giggled and chatted until almost 11 (well past my bedtime!), then were up with the birds before 6 this a.m.
Before 6! On a Sunday! It’s not like they had a flight to catch or chickens to feed.
Where do they get their energy?
Yay, cucumbers are in season! These easy refrigerator pickles take all of 15 minutes to make and keep for about a month.
One of our neighbours has a cute sense of humour.
(If this was our yard the signs would say “WEEDS” and “DIRT”. What would your signs say?)
I’m well stocked with books for the summer thanks to recent freebies and contest wins. Penguin Books sent me these two new releases when I became a blogger’s 5,000th Twitter follower.
What’s on your summer reading list?
Last week I tried my first recipe from Sweet Paul Eat & Make, this zucchini salad with goat cheese.
If you think it looks a lot like my strawberry spinach salad, you’re right. I used the rest of the spinach, goat cheese and walnuts I had from this one to make that one.
Both were delicious!