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surprise balls

I think I might make these surprise cupcakes or surprise balls for my next party!  Here’s a video of Kate Spade unwrapping one of them.  Tutorial by Not Martha here.  If you like the idea but don’t have time to make them, you can buy them here and here.

Images: Giver’s Log and Babble Family Style


s'mores bar

Check out the brilliance of this s’mores bar by guest blogger Michelle on Birthday Girl! What a great idea for a summer soiree or any party year-round!  Free cute downloadable ingredient labels included.


Images: Birthday Girl


free travel games

Going on a trip this summer?  Download these free travel games from lilsugar via Mamaista.

Image: lilsugar


yogurt cake with berries

Under the High Chair is a wonderful food blog by Canadian chef, Aimée Wimbush-Bourque, that I've been reading lately.  Her post on yogurt sheet cake with berries makes me want to make it right this second!  She heads up another blog called Simple Bites, which is a part of Simple Living Media, which is "dedicated to inspiring people to live simply."


corn cups

Last night, we had some friends over for Scrabble night and appetizers.  After we boiled the corn and sliced it off the cob, we set up a corn bar and served corn cups with different toppings: butter, lemon juice, shredded Monterey jack cheese, mayonnaise, salt, pepper, crushed red pepper.  I think everyone enjoyed their flavorful butter-slathered corn!

Other things to put atop your corn:

Old Bay seasoning

Smoked paprika


Parmesan cheese

Pressed garlic or garlic salt

Lime juice


There are so many ways to enjoy your summer corn!  Here are just a few:

Corn as the Italians Would Eat It

Mexican Corn on the Cob (Elote)

Japanese Corn

Grilled Coconut-Glazed Corn


Any other favorite corn toppings or recipes out there?