Out of the Kitchen March 2015

We’re back with another Out of the Kitchen post – Here’s what we’ve been up to for the month of March!

Out of the Kitchen - The First YearIn March we had the opportunity to work with Fruity Pebbles! They found our Rainbow Donuts online and loved them, so we partnered together for these super cute Rainbow Sugar Cookies. April showers bring rainbows, hehe :) The photo on the right shows what happens when you let 3 year olds decorate cookies, very sprinkle-y and very fun!

Out of the Kitchen - The First YearHere I am at the radio station!! I was invited to be on the radio to talk about what it’s like being a food blogger. It was super fun, but I will admit I was very nervous but many people said that I have a good radio voice :) The photo on the right shows what it’s really like in my kitchen. Messy, dishes everywhere, counters covered. Very glamorous.. not!

Out of the Kitchen - The First YearThis is an in-process photo from these fun Jelly Belly Cupcakes. I love how bright and cheery they are, I just wish jelly beans were popular year round! The photo on the right shows real life baking. Not everything I make turns out. And when it’s really bad, it goes into the garbage, like these donuts. But never fear, look below and because I tried my hand at them again!

Out of the Kitchen - The First YearDonuts round 2 and much better this time. Both of these photos are for a delicious recipe involving donuts, cheesecake, and strawberries. Ryan said that this recipe was a piece of art.. awww! How sweet :) Keep your eyes peeled for the recipe.

Out of the Kitchen - The First YearMy sweet, sweet husband helped me out in the kitchen. We were trying out 3 different vanilla cupcake recipes and one definitely prevailed as the winner and it is now our go-to vanilla cupcake recipe. The recipe has been used here, here, and here. Since Ryan is a chemist, he was really proud of me for channeling my inner chemist in concocting 3 different recipes.

Out of the Kitchen - The First YearHere I am doing a little piping demonstration for Ryan. I even let him pipe the frosting on a few cupcakes. I don’t think those ones were used in the photo shoot, he needs a bit more practice :) The photo on the right – when you find a tractor in the middle of campus and it’s wheels are larger than you, it’s mandatory that you take a photo!

Out of the Kitchen - The First YearI’m super excited about this one! This is the first out of the pan pie of the season! It’s one of our favorite recipes ever, find the recipe here! The photo on the right is my “I’m obsessed with blueberries” picture. So happy they are beginning to be in season!

Out of the Kitchen - The First YearLast month in our out of the kitchen post, I shared a photo of us doing some leisurely reading, aka consulting consumer reports articles about the best used car to buy. Well, we finally decided! We traded in our old ford taurus (on the left), which was a whopping $800 for a honda fit! Yes, it’s orange. Beggars can’t be choosers. :)

Out of the Kitchen - The First YearThis is probably my least favorite way to shoot – standing on top of a chair, hunched over trying to get a good ariel shot. But I have learned that the foam roller is my best friend after shoots like this one. Golly, I’m only 25.. I wonder what will happen as I get older! The photo on the right is a sneak peek! This one is really delicious and I hope it convinces everyone that they need to buy an ice cream cone stand.. how cute, right!? It will be on the blog in the coming weeks.

Out of the Kitchen - The First YearI do have a gluten allergy, so when I find new gluten free products in store, it’s like winning the lottery. I was really excited to see that they now offer funfetti cookie mix.. but I didn’t end up buying it because I remembered that I don’t like funfetti cookies. Boooo, I know! The photo on the right is a fun snapshot of the kinds of activities I do with my nanny kids. This one was a big hit – I mean, who doesn’t like eating and playing with their food?!

Thanks for seeing what we were up to in the month of March! See our previous Out of the Kitchen posts here.


  1. Great post as always. Very impressed how you let Ryan help in the kitchen. That is the hardest part for me, letting Jim help…. I don’t have a problem with my kids helping me, but Jim, not so much. :)

    • Ryan is actually a really great cook and because he’s a chemist, he understands that baking is a science, haha :)

  2. First congrats on the new car! How fun. We will be starting that sometime this summer. Ugh! And how do you not like funfetti cookies? Those and the cupcakes are my guilty pleasure. And THOSE DONUTS. I cannot wait.

  3. Such a fun month! I can’t wait for those donuts and I’ve been looking for an ice cream cone stand everywhere! Where did you get yours? Congrats on the new car, Honda’s are the BEST!

  4. You are so adorable! Congrats on the radio interview! I would never have the courage! Also, I stand on my chairs quite often to get my above shots, lol. You really inspire me!

  5. Beth! I love these posts! They’re so much fun! Your radio interview looks like it was a blast, too. And I bet you do have a great radio voice!

  6. So fun to see how other bloggers work their magic behind the scenes, thanks Beth!

  7. How fun is this post. Congrats on the new car. I like the color. It looks like it fits your cute, fun personality. I love how honest you are about your kitchen being dirty and recipes not working out. Makes me feel normal again. I’m not the only one with a dirty kitchen and food in the trash can. My hubby hates throwing away food and I always have to remind him the some recipes just don’t work out and duh, I’m a food blogger. ;-) Can’t wait to read about your april!!

    • I use to be hard on myself when something didn’t turn out, but my husband was actually the one who convinced me that it’s normal with food bloggers to have a few bad batches before they find the best recipe!

  8. I love these posts Beth, sounds like a very good month! So many amazing recipes here, sounds like there is lots of good food to follow!!!

  9. I always love these posts and all the behind the scenes stuff! And we are so doing some Cheerio art around here really soon! Great idea!

  10. Oh I LOVE these posts!! Your kitchen looks just as good as mine! Congrats on the new car – awesome color!

  11. LOVE this!!! What a fun post! You are too cute too, looks like you have so much fun day to day. And yay on the radio show appearance!

  12. What a fun post, Beth! I love the behind the scenes peek!!

  13. You are so stinking adorable!!! I love fun posts like these where I can see more about the baker/blogger!!! My kitchen is always a mess too! And I need to get a chair to do some overhead shots…I always just hold the camera up and over and hope for the best. LOL!

    • Wow! I try and do that and I ALWAYS miss whatever I’m suppose to be taking pictures of!

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