Koopa Shell Cake Pops

If you’re a fan of Mario Kart, get excited. Koopa shell cake pops are not the easiest dessert I’ve ever made, but damn do they look (and taste) good. In previous years I’ve made various baked goods for my boyfriend’s birthday (like this Hobbit Hole Cake, last year’s Hamburger Cupcakes, or my stint with fondant…

Garlic Dill Pickles (Canning 101)

Before now, the process of canning was this big, looming mystery that I wanted to learn but was too scared to try. My aunt Nancy and I had this very overdue pickling date (for more than a year, actually) and it finally happened this past week. I’m a huge fan of basically all things pickled—cucumber,…

Sushi Cupcakes

I’m a big fan of sushi. Each year I always try to make really creative cupcakes for my boyfriend’s birthday (I baked them into ice cream cones, decorated Mario Bros themed ones) but I think this one (I’m so sorry for this pun) takes the cake (I’m sorry). These were probably some of the most…