Mia is Five!

My little sister is getting not so little!

Photo Jan 29, 3 48 52 PMBut she keeps us entertained. Even when she’s baking with Mom.

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Or rocking a pink stache! One thing is for sure, she will always be better than me at being the little sister. Happy birthday, Mia. We love you. Thanks for being my favorite little sister!

Today’s Recipe: Stabilized Whipped Cream


Stabilized whipped cream is a light and delicate frosting for cakes, cupcakes, and layer cakes, and it can be whipped up ahead of time to top pies, cobblers … really, anything you can think of. Unlike plain whipped cream, stabilized whipped cream keeps its shape over time instead of melting or deflating. When making this recipe, the key is to slowly sprinkle in the ChillOver Powder while whisking to avoid any clumps, and to keep whisking during the 3-minute simmer time.

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Playing in the Snow!

We’ve been getting a lot of snow, and from the sounds of it, we aren’t the only ones. But my sister and I have been making the most of this winter weather!

We were out the door before the sun rose in the morning. A good time to get some sledding in before we were off to school.

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We can’t bring our sleds to school, but the slide will do just fine.

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And after school, perfect for a sledding playdate …

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Over the weekend, we enjoyed some daylight sledding with our baby dolls.

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And we even ventured to the ice-skating rink for the first time.

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It’s been an awesome week of winter. Hope you are enjoying yours.

A Girl’s Best Friend

I heard Mia call our pup into the living room, so I dried off my hands and peeked around the corner.

Photo Jan 16, 11 40 34 AMIt puts a smile on my face to hear her “reading” nursery rhymes to her buddy. She knows most of them by heart and picture, and if not, her own version will do just fine for the pup.