Hot Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes

  Hot Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes. I felt it this morning.  Bleeech. Snow on the ground, freezing temperatures.  And then I saw the recipe for Hot Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes, and I knew I could make it through another Sleeting Season Of Death.  (Or, winter, as it is known by more cold weather types.)   Ingredients: One […]

Kid-Tested (And Kid-Approved) Jokes

Kid-Tested (And Kid-Approved) Jokes. I’m not going to lie, I looked these up with my second-grader as self-defense. There’s only so many “jokes” that don’t go anywhere that I can take, and now that my Zoe’s seven, she is the Queen of Truly Terrible Puns- she can barely get the joke out before dissolving into […]

Making Magic Wands For Halloween

Making Magic Wands For Halloween. Magic wands here at Chez Collard are a crucial part of Halloween. How can you turn that one annoying trick or treater into a toad without a good spell or two? Half the fun is creating a spooky new one every year. It’s the easiest DIY you’ll do this fall.   […]

5 Veggies You Can Regrow From Kitchen Scraps

5 Veggies You Can Regrow From Kitchen Scraps. This was the first year EVER that the Todd and I had a sunny enough space for a garden. So Todd and Zoe happily planted little tomatoes and swiss chard, cucumbers and beets. And pumpkins! We just cut them today to decorate for Halloween! (Editor’s note: for […]

Eight Quirky Halloween Events Along The Wasatch Front

Eight Quirky Halloween Events Along The Wasatch Front. If you’re looking to try something new this spooky season and get out of your comfort zone, we’ve got a few ideas that’ll send a chill straight up your backside. Have a look…  (Editor’s note: looking for a nice pumpkin patch or a creepy haunted house? The complete […]

The 5 Best Pumpkin Patches Along The Wasatch Front

The 5 Best Pumpkin Patches Along The Wasatch Front. Let’s be honest: we both know it’s faster and easier to grab one of those ubiquitous orange gourds at checkout when you’re grocery shopping. But, in the spirit of the season, can I suggest you throw the offspring in to car and actually make the trek […]

Todd’s “No Fail” Fruit Fly Trap

Todd’s “No Fail” Fruit Fly Trap. When my sainted mother was in Costa Rica, I went by her house to turn lights on, water plants, etc. What mom did not tell me was she’d left a gigantic tray of produce (now rotting) from her garden on her kitchen counter. I walked into a seething cloud […]