Coffee Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

We haven’t set up too many traditions in our family yet, but here’s one that has been going eight years strong: COOKIES ON RAINY DAYS. I am strong believer in fresh-baked cookies on rainy days, and have had plenty of opportunities to continue the tradition here in rainy California the last couple of weeks. Speaking […] ...more

Put Your Hands Down

You know that exasperating thing that happens where you call on a student...more

How Raising Hands Makes Kids Smarter

*REMINDER: $50 Amazon gift card giveaway ends on Friday, 12/12. Enter every day until then! :)* I had just started teaching a new group of students for Sunday school ....more

Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa

Guys, I’ve been getting some serious writer’s block. I have plenty of material. Plenty of ideas… so many ideas ....more

The Cuppacocoa Gift Guide (+ $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!)

I present to you The Cuppacocoa Gift Guide…...more

What You Should Know About Tomato Paste

Is there arsenic in your tomatoes? New tests reveal that tomatoes contain high levels of… …JUST KIDDING. I hardly know anything about that stuff ....more

Chocolate and Earl Grey Panna Cotta with Toffee Sprinkles

Ben and I thought we’d hit upon a great idea when we decided to serve Earl Grey Panna Cotta in 2 oz. shot glasses. We had been enjoying milk pudding from Paris Baguette and when I decided to experiment with recipes on my own, Ben thought it’d be brilliant to serve it up in individual […] ...more

Birthday Bash!

My baby girl just turned one! I still can’t believe the first year has passed! I was inspired to make the outfit above when I saw this cute outfit on Etsy....more

Protect Your Spouse

The holidays are here, and you know what that means? It’s time to get your game face on. The game is called...more

Black Bottom Cupcake Recipe

When I was in high school, I was hanging out with some friends at a summer camp when someone...more