February Magic of the Month – Winter Comfort Foods

February is often the time of year when people start to get a bit “antsy”. For those of us who live in a colder climate, we are definitely ready for spring. However, we’ve still got at least a month to go. So, if you have to stay holed up inside waiting for warmer weather, you might […]

Two Peas in a Pod – Recipes for a Twin Baby Shower

If you haven’t checked out the fun pictures from this shower, take a look at Experience the Fairytale. Dawn put on an awesome shower for her daughter, Nicole, who was pregnant with twins! She designed the recipes around children’s storybooks. What a great idea… DEVILED STRAWBERRIES (“Strawberry Shortcake”) 1 8-ounce block of cream cheese 1/2 […]

Two Peas in a Pod – A Baby Shower for Twins!

Dawn recently threw an amazing baby shower for her daughter, Nicole, who was pregnant with twins. She has since given birth to a handsome baby boy, Elijah, and a beautiful baby girl, Eliana. I asked Dawn to share the details of the shower. Read below and enjoy! Our son, Randy Jr, has given us two […]

December Magic of the Month – Delicious Holiday Pies

Mama Bear’s specialty was her handmade pies. Her recipes came from her mom, her grandmother and others. Her pies won awards, won accolades from her friends, family and customers, and just made people happy! Dawn and I are proud to carry on her tradition during the holidays. This month, we’re featuring some of our favorites. […]

November Magic of the Month – Soups to Warm the Heart!

We are right in the middle of my favorite season – autumn! All the leaves have pretty much fallen on the ground and winter feels very near. As I write this, there is a fresh coat of snow on the ground. It looks like it may be another rough winter. However, I’m one of those […]

Lila’s Little Lamb Shower

My first grandchild is due in just under two weeks. I can’t wait to meet her!  When my daughter, Laura, was a baby her nursery was decorated in lambs so that seemed just the right idea for a shower theme.   Our menu consisted of chicken salad croissants, egg salad sandwiches, tomato, basil and mozzarella sandwiches, spinach […]

Aloha!

When our close family friends, Gary and Kathy, were about to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary, we wanted to help make it extra special. They are taking an anniversary trip to Hawaii, so a luau seemed the perfect theme for an anniversary party. With the help of many of their family members, we put together […]

Luau Recipes

      We tried a lot of delicious recipes for our recent luau. Here are some of the highlights: “PINEAPPLE CHEESE BALL” A classic cheese ball recipe with pineapple made this a perfect Hawaiian appetizer. Served with crackers, it was gone before we knew it! 2 8-ounce blocks cream cheese, softened 2 cups shredded […]

October Magic of the Month – Halloween!

We don’t care for the sinister, gory part of Halloween. But we can definitely have fun with ghosts and witches (as long as they’re not too scary), monsters, spiders and the more “light hearted” side of the holiday. We want to share some of our favorite ideas with you. SPIDERS! Both of these cakes are awesome, […]