Takeaway Spaghetti and Meatball Cupcakes

I've said it once and I'll say it a zillion times: Why eat treats that don't look like spaghetti and meatballs when you can eat treats that DO look like spaghetti and meatballs? These look-a-like treats make people smile before they've even had a bite. Plus, they add quirky, eye-catching variety to any dessert table. The cupcakes are my Bean's Best White Cake recipe baked in mini pie tin…

Free Desktop Background: Broccolini

Some people say the stalks are the best part. I am not one of those people. I love me a good bushy head of broccoli. But every time I have broccolini, I find myself feeling bored as I work my way through all that gosh-dang green stalk. This graphic really hit home when I posted it on Instagram, so I thought my fellow broccolini-avoiders might like to have it as a desktop background…

Rocky Road Party Pops

One time I was playing Punderdome and I had to think of a pun that combined candy and driving. My answer: ROCKY ROAD RAGE! Speaking of rocky road, it's impossible to go wrong with this treat. It's always a winner! Maybe because it's just chocolate, marshmallows and cookies AKA the holy trinity of treats. So I came up with a classic rocky road recipe and stuck mini popsicle sticks in…

Gift Wrapping Idea: Make a Card Pocket!

I know the sushi cakes and pizza bunting can blur the lines a bit, but Things by Bean is a card company. I make cards, I give cards, I love cards. I never give a gift without a card to accompany and that's birthday best practice across the board. So, this week I've come up with an easy gift wrapping idea that not only looks cute, but also highlights the present's paper sid…

Adorable Avocado Cake Pops

I love avocados. So don't you dare accuse me of trying to replace real avocados with these incredibly cute treats. I just want my Avocado Cake Pops to replace real avocados in certain situations. Like birthday parties, office shindigs, bake sales and housewarming parties. I originally came up with these for my friend Amy's housewarming and I think they warmed her avocado-loving heart.&nb…

5 Easy Ways to Jazz Up Pancakes

First of all, I want to be very clear about something. Pancakes don't necessarily NEED to be jazzed up. Pancakes are perfection. But even the most idyllic of relationships need to be spiced up every now and then. So, to help keep the flame between you and your pancakes alive, I've come up with five easy ways to take your short stack to the next level. Start with the basic pancake re…