Top 10 Tips for Visiting Hershey, PA

Top 10 Tips for Visiting Hershey, PA

  Thinking about packing up the fam and visiting Hershey, PA? Great! You’ll totally have a blast! But you’ll definitely want to read up on these time and money-saving tips before you leave. To make the most of your vacation, here are my 10 tips: 1. Be sure to visit Hershey Gardens. Just a few […]

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Printable Summer Schedule for Kids

Printable Summer Schedule

  Born out of necessary, comes this Printable Summer Schedule! What this is: This schedule is meant to give kids who will be home for the summer, a framework for how to spend their time. It helps make conversations about turning off the TV easier and prepares them mentally for what’s next. Of course, not […]

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Tasy Food Photography eBook

How I Photograph My Recipes

Hello my fellow food-loving, good-photography-appreciating friend! I’m so glad you’re here. You and I seem to have a few things in common. We appreciate the arts and we’re also a fan of good food. Because of these two loves, I started this blog back in 2009. Since then, I’ve been working on becoming a better […]

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How to Get a Picky Eater to Eat - Introducing the Toddler Eating Chart

Toddler Eating Chart for Picky Eaters

Ok, who has a picky eater in the house? [raises two hands] Ugh. Yeah I have two picky eaters. So, I decided it was time to put my graphic design skills to use to help my kids. Frustrations of not being able to get my two kids to eat a balanced meal led me to create this […]

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Sur La Table Kitchen

Sisters’ Cooking Class at Sur La Table

So my sister and I treated each other, for our birthdays, to a cooking class at the Sur La Table outside of Cleveland. It. Was. So. Fun! Our chef was totally awesome, the food was so good I can’t even believe we made it and the store had some really cool stuff, too. I wasn’t […]

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basement studio 1

My Studio is DONE!

So excited! My little basement studio space is finally looking less basementy. After vacuuming up decades worth of dirt, dust, spiders, and rusty nails, we were finally able to seal the walls and give them a fresh coat of paint. The walls are mostly done now aside from a few touch ups and the floor, […]

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How to Make a Lattice Pie Crust

How to Make A Lattice Pie Crust

Ever wondered how to make a lattice pie crust? It’s actually really, really easy. And looks awesome! I kind of want to lattice everything in my house now. Food or not. But let’s stick to food. Specifically pies. For now. Ok, here’s the step by step: Step 1 Cut pie crust into 3/4″ strips using […]

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"I Keep Burning Grilled Cheese" - a short story about getting past your own imperfections and moving on with a smile and grace | The Mighty Mrs.

I Keep Burning Grilled Cheese

This, is what you won’t see on Pinterest with the caption “How to keep burning grilled cheese.” You also won’t see those paper plates in any of my recipe photos. However, you should know that both of these things occur regularly at my house. The paper plates a little more so. I’m not perfect. I […]

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the basement

My Soon-to-be-Studio a.k.a. the Basement.

This. Is my basement. Right now it’s one of those scary ones with spider webs and all. Somehow this is going to turn into a studio. Just ignore all that junk in the other room. We’ll clean that out next since the hubs is not extremely thrilled to have all of my junk now occupying his workshop […]

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Best camera and lens for food photography

Time for a Real Camera

My iPhone camera served me well these past few years as I snapped photos of my recipe successes to share with you all. However I recently decided it was time to get a little more serious about my photo quality. After all I want the food to look as good as it tastes. I’d also […]

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Gast Family Recipes

New Name. New Site. Old Recipes.

Oldies but goodies though! All of our same recipes are still here (or will be as soon as my awesome intern finishes up!) and I will continue posting new recipes as we test and perfect them. So why did I rename and redesign? Here’s why: I want a name and a site that has a little […]

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