M&M cake

M&M cake templateThe other day, I baked up a treat for my hubby to take to work.  This surprisingly simple M&M cake is always a hit, and I have made it several times.  Continue reading

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Calla Lily Cake

Recently, I took a Fondant and Gumpaste Cake Decorating class.  Gumpaste flowers are something I have wanted to learn for a long time.  This has sparked my passion for cake decorating once again.  Continue reading

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AHG Badge Help – Cooking Merit Badge #18

When teaching the cooking merit badge, it is important that we emphasis safety.  Proper handling of foods and cooking foods to the correct temperature are essential to preventing food poisoning.

While the safety guidelines change occasionally, the easiest way to keep up-to-date is by using the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) website.  A link can be found here.

The USDA provides all the information needed to complete requirement #18 of the Cooking Merit Badge.

NOTE: The requirements have been simplified here. Please be sure to read the full text in the American Heritage Girl Handbook to make sure you fully understand the requirements.

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AHG Badge Help – Living in the USA #12

Well now that it is spring, it means one thing to AHG leaders – time to plan summer activities.  Summer camp is one of the few times each year that I am still active in teaching badge classes.  In addition to being able to pour my heart into something I love, I am generating a ton of AHG related blog post ideas that I will be sharing with you.

The Living in the USA badge focuses on our individual states and the its uniqueness.  Requirement #12 looks at famous citizens from your state, including the ones placed in the National Statuary Hall.

A trip to Washington D.C. is full of potential learning and should be included on everyone’s bucket list.  Inside the US Capitol is a collection of statues. Each state has donated two statues to represent them.

For more information about them check out the the Architect of the Capitol website at www.aoc.gov

NOTE: The requirements have been simplified here. Please be sure to read the full text in the American Heritage Girl Handbook to make sure you fully understand the requirements.

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AHG Badge Help – Cake Decorating #7

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The cake decorating merit badge is always a favorite with Tenderhearts and Explorers.  Today I wanted to share a set of cakes my Explorers created to complete requirement #7.  All of these cakes were created from 8 inch round cakes. Continue reading

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Koala Bear

Recently I knitted this cute little koala.  At just over 3 inches, he is the perfect size for little hands.  Continue reading

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Spring is in the Air

Well, Spring is officially upon us.  I have taken a month off from my blog to manage my personal life and this busy season.  But have no worries, I am back and have lots of great projects to share with you.

Here is a peak of posts to come…

 

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