FREE Printable Kids' Party Planning Checklist

by Jillian Leslie on

Since our kids are heading back to school and we're all trying to get organized, I created this two-page Kid's Party Planning Checklist to help make planning your next child's birthday party so much easier.

With this checklist, you no longer have to wonder when to order the cake or when to send out the invitations, because it's all here. Just print out this list and you're ready to go! (And make sure you have enough HP ink to print out your party printables.)

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{RECIPE} "No Knead" Bread

by Jillian Leslie on

Have you heard of "no knead" bread? It is the easiest bread to make because there's virtually no work involved. You mix the four ingredients together and let the dough rise for 12-24 hours, fold it up, put it in a hot hot hot dutch oven for 45 minutes, and you've got delicious bread.

We discovered "no knead" bread on the Mark Bittman iPhone app, "How to Cook Everything." This app is a lifesaver because you can look up ingredients for recipes on your phone while shopping at the supermarket. And seriously, with this app, you can cook everything.

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{RECIPE} Tips for Making French Macarons

by Jillian Leslie on

I know, French macarons. We've all heard the horror stories of how hard they are to make. But they are also absolutely gorgeous, look great on a dessert table, and where I come from, cost about $3.50 per macaron. So maybe I need to rethink my fear of trying. :)

To help me, I asked macaron expert and professional baker, Chris Roberson of Frostine Bakery. She makes hundreds of macarons, so if anyone knows how to do it, she does. She's shared not only her recipe but her trade secrets. Thank you, Chris, our lips are sealed (except for the fact that I'm posting it)!

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