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Birthday Party Excesses

It seems like kids’ birthday parties are getting out of hand these days, with parents trying to top each other for some non-existent “Most Elaborate Party” award! It can be difficult – if not impossible – to keep up with the intricate, expensive, and often highly-structured parties that are thrown by the parents of your child’s friends and classmates. Whether your child is in school, homeschooled, or not yet even in preschool, the politics of birthday bashes can affect everyone.  One might wonder if the extravagant affairs are really for the child or for the parent? A former TLC reality... 

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Devilishly Delicious Halloween Treats

The devil made us do it… yes, we’re induldging in these red velvet cakes and loving every sinful bite. This recipe uses red food coloring mixed with chocolate cake batter to achieve a fiery hue. Red Devil Snack Cakes Ingredients | Makes 25 snack cakes Cake 1 cup Land O Lakes Butter 1 cup water 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups sugar 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 cup sour cream 2 Land O Lakes All-Natural Eggs 1 tsp. baking soda 1 (1-oz.) bottle red food color Frosting 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar 1/2 cup Land O Lakes Butter, softened 1 tsp. vanilla 4 to 5 tbsps. Land O Lakes Half... 

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Halloween Costumes for Families

When kids play dress-up, their imaginations transform them into movie stars, real-life heroes, and silly characters. This Halloween, join in the fun with group costumes to encourage self-expression inspired by your family’s favorite food, movie, profession, and more. For Food Lovers Feed Halloween creativity with these delicious duds Breakfast: Bacon & Egg Ham it up with egg-cellent tunics. [Adult $39.99] Lunch: Peanut Butter & Jelly Spread your sweetness with nutty classics. [Adult $39.99] Dinner: Backyard BBQ Spice things up to savor the flavor. [Boys Hot Diggity Hotdog... 

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