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Sombrero Cookies…

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Gather your supplies:
Brownie pop mold
Whoopie pie pan
Sugar cookie mix/recipe (one that doesn’t rise a lot)
Brownie mix/recipe
Buttercream frosting
Gel food coloring (I used orange, violet, golden yellow, and teal)
Piping bags
Frosting tips (I used Wilton #16 and #2)

Make your sugar cookie and brownies according to your recipe directions.
Use the bottom of a glass to press down cookie if puffy when removed from oven.
Allow cookies and brownies to cool.
Cut off bottoms of brownies to level off.
Attach brownie to center of cookie using a little frosting.
Begin piping around the base of the brownie with the #16 tip.
Continue piping, alternating colors as you wish.
Add pom poms with the #2 tip around the perimeter of the cookie.

Rotten Pumpkin…

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Even though we had a talk about library behavior before entering, that went out the door 10 seconds in. The offender, none other than Annabelle. Kill me. The plan was to get three books each and sit quietly, while reading. Well, if you know Annie, then you know plans don’t apply to her. She warmed me up with her usual game of chase me. Then, she found the librarian’s step stool and began catapulting herself across the rows of books. At this point, I was pretty much seething. She was pulling book after book, until she finally found one that kept her attention…Rotten Pumpkin. At first glance, I thought it was a horror book or something. I initially told her no…which went over like a rotten pumpkin. I flipped through the pages and realized it was a a book about decomposition…basically the slow death of Jack the pumpkin. It’s told from the perspective of Jack, all the critters that help break him down, and the different molds that grow on him.  How does she find these things? I don’t know, but she is so captivated by it, we brought it home. I see a rotten pumpkin experiment in the future.

Teacher Appreciation Bananagrams…

bananagrams teacher appreciation Have you ever played Bananagrams? It’s a fun word play game that comes in a zippered banana. I don’t know why I find that hysterical, but I do! Teacher appreciation week starts May 5th and I thought this would be such a cute idea. If you think so too, then head over to SNAP! to download my free printable.

Easter Carrot Cake…

Hippity, Hoppity Easter’s on it’s way! I freaking love this cake! It was the easiest thing in the world to make. It’s just a cake baked in a bowl, turned upside down. Yep, that’s it.
carrot cake for easter Gather your supplies:

A small to medium Pyrex bowl
Cooking spray
Ingredients for your favorite cake
Buttercream frosting
Orange gel food coloring
Edible Easter grass
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