Saturday, December 5, 2015

It's an amazing day to bake, laugh and live

I haven't been posting very much lately as I've been spending all my time with the children over the past few months as we go through the process of a marital separation.

Life goes on, we are doing well considering the situation and focusing on a the amazing aspects of our life.

I have been baking but mostly comfort food: cookies, cinnamon rolls, banana raspberry muffins, making and decorating cupcakes with the kids.

I have plans to make macarons this week, some gingerbread cookies and maybe a Christmas cake, although you might remember in the past I am more for the anti-fruit cake variety.

These are images I took for the latest issue of 'Tickle the Imagination' magazine where I share 10 fabulous reasons to bake up some fun with your kids.

Kids wear aprons by Greengate similar available Simply Sweet Home

I also share a recipe for a healthier donut to make with the kids which is baked in a donut pan instead of fried and has a banana muffin base. It's a great alternative to all those super sized treats that are around at the moment.

Tickle the Imagination magazine is available online here and at selected newsagents and outlets.

Linda Vandermeer is a blogger, baker, maker and author of the Children's cookbook Sweets on a Stick: More Than 150 Kid-Friendly Recipes for Cakes, Candies, Cookies, and Pies on the Go! Published in the USA in 2011 the book is still available at Amazon and many online bookstores.

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Original ideas, photography and recipes Linda Vandermeer please do not reuse without permission except for non commercial purposes where you may use 1 image, give credit and link back to original post.


  1. I'm so sorry you are going through this difficult time. Although I have been missing your posts, I believe you are doing the right thing by spending time with your precious children. What beautiful photos for the baking party!

  2. What a shame. I always hate to hear about a family breaking up. I just have a few words of wisdom (maybe,some may not think them very wise).THE single most important thing is that BOTH adults still co-parent in agreement. I've seen parents stay together "for the sake of the children" in a very dysfunctional marriage which did FAR more damage to the children than two people who fight constantly or are as cold as ice to each other. Its hard for kids to have their own good intimate relationships with someone they love if they don't have any role model of one. As long as both parents act mature about everything, everyone will be fine. I won't go into the behavior of my ex sister-in-law but she is the gold standard of what NOT to do. I wish you all the best of luck. In case you think I'm just being a "know it all" I do have training and experience in working with this type of thing.