Topic-Changing Thursdays: The Chiplet is 3 Years Old!

It’s so weird to think of the Chiplet as being a 3 year old. Sometimes I realize it when I look at him and realize he isn’t quite as little as I expect. It also happens when I look at videos from a year ago and realize he has matured in different ways, even if he still seems quite little next to the Fudgelet.

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Pumpkin Bread

The Chiplet has a Highlights Five magazine subscription. They have a recipe in each one, and most are fairly simple. This one was stepped up a bit with a pumpkin bread recipe. The Chiplet was really interested in making it, and I decided to try since I hadn’t made one in years. It actually tasted really good. I froze the second loaf for us to enjoy later this season.

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Fudgelet and Chiplet Adventures (part 8): Fall During a Pandemic

I’ve mentioned how we have been trying to keep certain things the same for the kids as we celebrate holidays. Sometimes it can be a bit of a challenge to find workarounds, but we have managed so far this year. With Fall and Halloween activities, normally I plan lots of crafts, as well as a visit to the pumpkin patch (does anyone else feel huge relief after that trip? I always worry each year that we won’t be able to find a reasonably dry day, and this year we needed to worry about avoiding people), and of course trick or treating. What have we managed to do this year? Continue reading…

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Fudgelet and Chiplet Adventures (part 7): Spring into Summer

As we ended the school year and moved into summer time fun, I still had some activities for around the house since playgrounds remained closed.

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Chiplet Adventures (part 21): Letters E and Z

Continuing the alphabet train here with two more letters: E and Z!

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Chiplet Adventures (part 20): Letters A, L, N and W

Lots of pictures to share today. Let’s go alphabetically…

and start with A! We did A is for astronaut.

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Half-Birthday Cake (Chocolate and White Chocolate Checkerboard Cake)

Today I am sharing the recipes for the cakes I used, but the main key is the design (although the cakes were also super delicious and stayed that way for a week). I found this really fun to make. It was easier than doing fancy frosting designs.

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