• A quick guide to ratio baking muffins (and quick breads)

    A Quick Guide to Ratio Baking Muffins

    I’m on a bit of a muffin kick these days. Not only are they easy and delicious, but I can literally walk into the kitchen, decide to bake something, and walk out 10 minutes or less later with a full muffin tin happily baking away (depending on whether or not my 2 year old wanted to “help”). The only problem I have is remembering the ratio and making sure I add everything. Baking ratios don’t come with anything beyond the basic ratio, so I thought I’d share a quick guide to explain the ratio, list the basic ingredients, tell you how to mix, and let you know how to bake…

  • A thorough guide to a day at Disneyland when you have young children, from preparing to getting around to leaving, plus a guide to the rides.

    Guide to Disneyland When You Have Young Children

      As a SoCal mom, I’ve spent way too much time at Disneyland. Sure, I’d love to go to Disney World one day, but Disneyland is the original, the park Walt Disney himself strolled through, and the one that is only a short drive from where we live. Which made it oh so easy for my husband to convince me to take our kids to Disneyland 7 times and California Adventure once. Let’s not think about how much that cost now…though, thank goodness kids under 3 are free. After 8 trips, I’ve learned a lot about how to prepare to go, how to get around, and what my family likes.…