Monsters University Birthday Party

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Ahh, I can finally take a deep breath. My oldest turned 7 this weekend and we celebrated with a party for his school friends. I tend to get a little anxious up about things like birthday parties. I enjoy the planning but the actual execution stresses me out. This year since Daddy wasn't going to be around I wanted to keep it simple. Let me first start by saying that being almost 7 months pregnant and lugging around a crying almost 2 year old (yes he cried the entire party) while trying to set up for a party is NEVER simple. Although I didn't need to plan any extravagant games or things like … [Read more...]


Easy Kids Birthday Cake: Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

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  As I mentioned last week,my oldest son turned 6 this past week and we had a low key yet wonderful birthday celebration. We have seemed to make it a tradition to go to the zoo to celebrate L's birthday in October. It is always a fun thing to do that can take place during the day of the birthday if you have the party scheduled on a different day. The thing is this year, there was no party. We did the zoo on his actual birthday and Chuck E Cheese (per request of my son) the following day when my husband could take off work. Instead of a party we just spent the evening opening … [Read more...]


Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting & Heath Bar Sprinkles

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When it comes time to birthdays in this family, we all seem to prefer chocolate (although carrot cake and Italian cream are my husband's other favorites). I have made this recipe several times and am always pleased with how moist and light these cupcakes turn out. If you are new to my blog, welcome! If you didn't get a chance to read my "about" page and a little bit about my philosophy on nutrition, then you're probably wondering why the Dietitian is posting a cupcake recipe. You will quickly learn that I am all about moderation. I love healthy food, am a firm believer in cooking from scratch … [Read more...]