I’m the momma of a spunky, energetic, and often frustrating three year old boy and an adorable, bouncing, gurgling and drooling baby boy. I’m up to my arm pits in all things boys and loving every minute of it. Well, most of the time.

I’m also a wanna-be photographer, aspiring baker of all things chocolate and creative woman, all rolled into one. Of course my posts are sprinkled with my photos, especially food. I love food. In fact, I share at least two  recipes every week. My favorite day by far is Sweet Tooth Friday, an entire day dedicated to all things sweet. Yum!

In my past life I was a graphic designer, and still dabble in freelance design {need a new blog design, I’m your woman} and I still get the creative itch every once and again (no, there isn’t a cream for that, I checked). So if you see my blog change styles often, you know why.

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1 Angela February 12, 2011 at 8:16 pm

I was so excited when I found your site! You seem to have some yummy recipes. I am super busy with work and my family but I love to cook. I started my website because I thought more people would enjoy cooking if they could see a picture. I have about 300 recipes and all have at least 1 picture.

Can’t wait to try some of your reicpes!



2 Allison February 13, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Hey Angela, Thanks for stopping by! I can’t wait to check out your recipes, I’m always looking for something new to try.


3 heidi @ wonder woman wannabe March 1, 2011 at 7:44 pm

How nice to ‘meet’ you!

Just popp’n over from your feature at Theta Mom. Loved what you shared and your blog design is super fun!



4 shannon March 26, 2011 at 10:35 pm

Hi Alli –

Love cooking sites with kids & OCD especially. Right up my alley!!! Looking forward to following you. Also love, love, love the giraffe pics. My son’s middle name is Kirin, which means giraffe in Japanese. THey are near & dear to my heart. xo, Shannon in boise


5 Allison March 29, 2011 at 2:51 pm

So nice to meet you Shannon!


6 Alison April 13, 2011 at 8:20 am

Hi Allison, just found your blog! I’m kinda OCD too and wannabe chef as well :-)

Very pretty blog too! Following/ stalking now…..


7 Allison April 13, 2011 at 10:15 pm

Thank you! I’m so glad to have a new stalker. 😉


8 Prudy July 9, 2011 at 4:59 am

Always the best cotennt from these prodigious writers.


9 Rice Kernel May 7, 2011 at 4:37 pm

So glad you visited our site. I’m thrilled to find your beautiful site. Hope the potty training has progressed since you updated your “about” page. We’re just getting over that stage so I can sympathize. Looking forward to following you and exchanging more recipes in the future. Thank you!


10 Allison January 2, 2012 at 8:52 am

I too am an Allison. I too have two boys, a two year old and nine month old. I too love me some chocolate and can’t live without my coffee! I found your blog during a search for homemade coffee creamer and thought I must have created a blog in my sleep and just didn’t remember. This is all me, up one side and down the other. You are now at the top of my favorites list!
p.s. I can’t wait ’til Friday!


11 Allison @ Alli 'n Son January 3, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Hi Alison! I’m s glad that you found me. I have a super yummy candy bar recipe coming up this Friday.


12 Bridget Hedger January 2, 2012 at 8:39 pm

I’m so glad I found your blog! It’s very cute. I am also a baker who loooves chocolate. I eat it all the time. Excited to be your newest follower, come check me out sometime


13 Allison @ Alli 'n Son January 3, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Hello fellow chocolate lover!


14 Fawn Thayer January 26, 2012 at 8:43 am

I randomly happened to find your website looking up how to make a peppermint mocha. It looks really awesome!!! I have a son that’s going to be one on Saturday. :) I was just wondering, where are you from?


15 Gina bartley July 10, 2012 at 6:47 am


With the words of honor I am a regular visitor of your website and interested in guest-posting. It’s an honor for me to write for you.
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Thank you!


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16 Julie May October 3, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Hi Allison-
Just happened upon your blog while searching for a recipe for a special cake I need to make. I have four children (two teens and two preschoolers), AND a full time job as a college professor… AND I have a food blog. That all makes me very familiar with “juggling” and all sorts of fast and easy mom-tricks. You have a really cute blog. I have included the URL to my own if you are ever looking for something new. Most of them feature my toddlers helping me cook… and they almost ALL have step-by-step photos of the recipes for all my non-cooking friends and family.


17 Kimberly January 7, 2013 at 11:44 am

Hi Alison,
I am a mother of three boys. Work full time and my husband works more hours than me (well away from the home). I am very busy and am always looking for ways to make meals for my kids that they want to eat. My oldest is 11 and is very picky. And unlike you, I do not have a creative bone in my body. So I get emails from all kinds of family food/reciepe websits and that is where I found your PB&J rollups. Great idea. My picky 11 year old can too eat PB&J every day. He does not eat school lunch so he gets PB&J everyday w/ an exeption of grilled cheese and bacon once a week(another fav of his). I love that you can freeze these. Thanks for the reciepe. I will be chiming in every once and a while to see what else you can help me with. – Kim


18 Elite January 27, 2013 at 11:06 pm

Hi Alli,

I’ve decided to bake different cupcakes recipe every week to make use of my ridiculously expensive (according to my boyfriend) Kitchenaid mixer.

This week I’ve been searching for a Maple bacon recipe after watching an episode of “Broke Girls” last year. I’ve read a few and they don’t sound as attractive as yours. Honestly, I was a little worried that it will turned out strange because there’s bacon in a cupcake, not to mention the burnt butter! (oppose to the ones I’ve done so far with just creamed butter)

My boyfriend is stopping by later to pick them up and I hope he’s as impressed as me with your recipe. Thanks for sharing and I will be back on your site to try more!! =D

Have a lovely week Xx


19 Elise Widdis February 7, 2013 at 9:44 pm

I love your Blog! Especially the recipes…. 😀


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