Berry Smash Muffins

Berry Smash Muffins to make with kids! Got this one from a neat old cookbook from 1998 - The Rainbow Bakery, put out by Gold Medal Flour. We made a video here!

Summer Concerts at the Atlanta Botanical Garden

I am so psyched for the lineup this year! Check it out!
The 14th annual outdoor series features eight great acts – five on the Great Lawn at the Atlanta garden and three at the Ivester Amphitheater at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville:
In ATLANTA:          

  • Saturday, June 25 --  John Prine with special guest Amanda Shires
  • Friday, July 29 – Neko Case/k.d. lang/Laura Veirs
  • Saturday, July 30 – Phillip Phillips & Matt Nathanson with special guest A Great Big World
  • Friday, August 19 – Lyle Lovett & His Large Band
  • Additional show TBA

In Gainesville:    
  • Saturday, June 18 – The Four Tops
  • Saturday, July 16 --  Indigo Girls
  • Saturday, August 13 – Loretta Lynn

Discount tickets go on sale April 15 to Garden members, and tickets go on sale to the general public on April 22, both at atlantabg.org and at Garden Admissions.
Gates open at 7 p.m., and shows begin at 8 p.m. Seating is general admission, and ticket holders are welcome to bring blankets or low-rise chairs. Cash bars and food purchases will be available.


Making Scrambled Eggs and Toast with Kids!

This morning we made a little video of our simple scrambled eggs and toast that kids can help create! Kids love to cook (maybe even more than they like to eat it). Any required mise en place helps a lot!


Banana Bread Muffins with Streusel Topping!

Banana Bread Muffins with Streusel Topping!

Check out the video here!


1 ¼ cups sugar
¼ cup softened butter
2 eggs
3 medium bananas (ripe)
½ cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt

Ingredients for Streusel Topping

¼ cup brown sugar
¼ cup white sugar
¼ cup all-purpose flour
½ tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp melted butter

Directions for Streusel Topping

Mix butter and sugar. Add flour and cinnamon. Mix until just blended. Mixture should be somewhat dry.


  1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease muffin tins or use paper liners.
  2. Mix sugar and softened butter in large bowl. Stir in eggs until blended. Add bananas, milk, and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt till moist. Pour into muffin tins.
  3. Sprinkle 1 tbsp of streusel topping on each muffin.
  4. Bake until a tester comes out clean – 25-35 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  5. Wrap tightly and store at room temperature up to 4 days, or 10 days in the refrigerator.