Weekend Links

We celebrated Mateo’s third birthday last weekend with little cousins, tall uncles, a few friends and a puzzle cake. While I don’t love the word ‘obsessed’, it certainly comes to mind concerning Mateo and puzzles. He adores puzzles. He completes at least four before breakfast, on average. And forget 24 pieces, he’s doing 100 piece puzzles!

So I knew a puzzle cake was in order. I cut the pieces out of fondant and drew a simple design on top with edible markers. He loved it.

What else is happening around here? I’m participating in Project Simplify (when I can), dreaming about spring (and cooking up some sizzling summer series!), and looking forward to our sugaring off outing next weekend!

Here’s what caught my eye this week:

Have a great weekend, everyone!

About Aimee

Cooking has always been Aimée's preferred recreational activity, creative outlet, and source of relaxation. After nearly ten years in the professional cooking industry, she went from restaurant to RSS by trading her tongs and clogs for cookie cutters and a laptop, serving as editor here at Simple Bites. Her first book, Brown Eggs and Jam Jars - Family Recipes from the Kitchen of Simple Bites, was published in February 2015.

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  1. Happy Birthday Mateo 🙂

  2. Happy Birthday! Love the puzzle cake 🙂

    Thanks for including Christen’s Irish Soda Bread recipe from Simple Kids! We’re making that this week at my house, too.

    Best Wishes and happy weekending, my friend!

  3. Oh, what a lovely roundup. I’ve already bookmarked a couple of the sites you linked up. thanks for introducing them!

  4. Amazing cake, Aimee – love it!

  5. Absolutely love that cake, Aimee! So cute 🙂

    Lots of great links… Thanks so much for including my pizza dough recipe!

  6. Aimee,
    Thanks for sharing about your son’s obsession with puzzles. My son, Rueben, turned 2 in November(so I guess that makes him 27months) and easily completes 24 piece puzzles, and can do 48 piece puzzles with organizational assistance. It’s nice to know of other children who do the same. He will sit and do 5 puzzles in a row, just like Mateo! I was thinking that by 3 he may do 100 piece puzzles. The cake is beautiful! Thanks again.

    • That’s neat, Dorothy. My first son wasn’t really into puzzles and we didn’t push it. Isn’t it so interesting how different their interests are, even at so young an age?

  7. Thank you for including my Deep Dish Snickerdoodle Cookies among such fun recipes, Aimee! Now. I’m off to investigate and cook those other ones!

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