Monday, January 14, 2019

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies


I was in the middle of making my favorite paleo chocolate chip cookies from Bakerita when I realized we didn't have coconut sugar. Crab apples! Rather than admit defeat, I decided it was time to compromise my principles and make some substitutes.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Hello 2019: Solutions & Hope


There is another side to Squirrels-n-Sweets. A green side. With that said, 2018 was a tough year for us "tree-huggers" as we pleaded with the world to protect natural resources and the environment. It's easy to get demoralized, especially when it feels like no one cares. That's why it's important to go into 2019 remembering that people do care. As the old adage goes, actions speak louder than words.

So please, if you care, show it. Here are a few of our home's solutions to keep pushing for a healthy planet and a happy self in the new year.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Harry Potter Cake


This simple and sweet cake was made for one of the greatest. She's spunky, knows what she likes, and flaunts it. Even if it's requesting a Harry Potter birthday cake. I never caught the HP fever and didn't realize how rampant it runs - from children to adults.When I told a mutual friend about the cake plan, she immediately caught a real, "cat in a bathtub vibe," and started throwing decoration ideas.

The HP fever is real.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Chocolate Sugar Cookies with Almond Buttercream Poinsettias


This holiday season, I was fixated on making something with poinsettias. I wanted to hand something out at the end of our last Zumba class of 2018. We have a fun, diverse group ranging from Sporty Spice looking ladies to (my favorite) the wild grandma clique. It makes for a fun Tuesday night!

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Holiday Spiced Cinna-Buns


These little darlings were a bit of a surprise. I made them in celebration of the birth of a dear friend's second son. Fresh cinnamon rolls are always amazing so I made the rolls the night before to let them sit in the fridge overnight. I got a late start so you can image my shock when I realized I was missing a key ingredient for CINNAbun.

Cinnamon.