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$47 Worth Of Candy Chocolate With Raspberry Frosting Cake


Who doesn't love a $47 Worth Of Candy Chocolate With Raspberry Frosting Cake? We had many requests for the recipe, so here you go.

This may also be a fun activity to do with your kids, so get them involved!
By Birgit Sund on June 6, 2018

Free Summer Food Service Program - Kids Eat Free This Summer

Many children in and around Austin participate in the free or reduced meals programs at their school. When school is over for the summer it can be an expensive time for many families.

Fortunately, many schools and organizations in and around Austin offer a Summer Food Service Program where children age 18 and under can visit a summer meal site throughout the summer while school is out of session to receive free meals, snacks and participate in fun activities. Read on for participating locations. 

By Birgit Sund on May 23, 2018

School Grants from Action for Healthy Kids - Calling All Parents


Are you looking for tips for healthy living at home and ways to reinforce those healthy habits at school? Apply for the Parents for Healthy Kids grant and start promoting school-based physical activity and nutrition initiatives!

Not sure what to do? Here are some ideas:

  • Help your school start or grow their school garden and use their harvested vegetables and fruit in the school kitchen or the cafeteria
  • Organize a sporting event or an event that includes healthy activities
  • Create a running group or some other group that supports physical activity
  • Raise money for playscapes and other play spaces at your child's school
  • Organize a field trip to local farms and food banks
  • Bring in nutritionists, farmers, doctors, nurses, or other professionals to talk about healthy foods and healthy living
And here's how to apply for the grant.
By Birgit Sund on April 12, 2018

Nando's Cookies - Custom, Handcrafted, Delicious


If the image above looks awfully familiar to you – stop trying and simply acknowledge that “patty-cake, patty-cake” may be as far as your baking skills will go.

But – don’t you worry, your event doesn’t have to go cookie-less. Fortunately, there’s Nando's Cookies, a local home cookie boutique specializing in handcrafted, deliciously beautiful artisan cookies. See what Nando's Cookies has to offer. 
By Birgit Sund on December 12, 2017

Austin Bakes for Puerto Rico, Mexico, Virgin Islands, and California

If you have a sweet tooth or two, or if you love to bake, or both, Austin Bakes needs you!

Austin Bakes is a group of bloggers, foodies, and local businesses, who are raising money for relief efforts and humanitarian aid following disasters both local and worldwide. 

This Saturday, November 4th, 10am-2pm, Austin Bakes is hosting a citywide bake sale to provide funds to aid disaster relief for those affected by hurricanes and earthquakes in Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the Virgin Islands, and the wildfires in California. Read on for details.

By Birgit Sund on November 2, 2017

166,050 Children in Central Texas Are Affected By Food Insecurity

Central Texas is among the fastest growing regions in the nation. While it means growth and prosperity for some, due to the rising cost of housing, utilities, transportation, and healthcare, many of our neighbors are left behind. Many of those neighbors are children.

More than

  • 166,050 children in Central Texas
  • 61,250 children in Travis County
  • 27,160 children in Williamson County
  • 8,990 children in Hays County
  • 4,790 children in Bastrop County
  • 2,360 children in Caldwell County

are affected by hunger and food insecurity. Let's change this.

By Birgit Sund on November 28, 2016

96 Places to Get Ice Cream In and Around Austin

Did you miss the Ice Cream Festival this weekend? No worries. There are over 96 ice cream and frozen yogurt places – not including fast food restaurants – in and around Austin that’ll help you be your kids’ best friend in this never-ending summer heat. Find one near you....

By Birgit Sund on August 14, 2016

Hot Chocolate and Cupcakes Made in an Antique Oven

My daughters found my old oven with stove top in my parents’ attic and of course it ended up in the kitchen with the request to bake cupcakes in the oven and make hot chocolate on the stove. It’s probably safe to say that today the oven is an antique (and would certainly be outlawed in the United States) so I wasn’t sure whether it would still work.
By Birgit Sund on June 30, 2016