Thursday, October 31, 2013


 The finished products

 {Maple Roasted Pumpkin Seeds}
Melt 1/4 cup butter in skillet. Add seeds. 
Cook 10 minutes till slightly browned. 
Add 1 tsp cinnamon
Add 1 tsp nutmeg
Add 1 tsp salt
Add 1 tsp sugar
Add 2 TBS maple syrup
Stir in pan until all the seeds are coated.
Transfer to baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes (stirring every 10 minutes) 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Boo Ball Fun

Boo Ball is another great Hopkins tradition. 
It is quite the big event and its a killer to plan but with the great help from MANY parent/staff volunteers and a great coordinator, we had a very successful event this year. 
 LOVE our awesome teachers! 
The Sno Cone machine was a HUGE hit! 
 The girls won most original costume- they were excited! 
(More pics to come of those costumes on Halloween:) 

(Can you guess what the girls are this year?)

 We had volunteer help from Heritage high school- 
especially running the 15 game stations around the school.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Hopkins/Twain Fun Run

The Fun Run is one of my favorite fall events of the school year. We run less than a mile to Twain and assemble with them and then all run back together and have a fun assembly together at Hopkins. The weather is always beautiful and the leaves are changing. The view is terrific! Our Hopkins PTO provides shirts for every student and I love the sense of community our school displays as we race through the streets. So proud to be part of this school!
This year, Mrs. Ervin, started a cheer team for 4th/5th graders. The twins were SO excited to be apart! 

 Elijah left me in the dust since he wanted to run with his friends. 
They were walking by the time I caught up with him:) 

 What a view! 


Saturday, October 19, 2013

Spring Fling Cake (The Market.. Larimer Street)

If you have lived in Denver any length of time, chances are you know about the Spring Fling Cake that is sold at The Market in downtown Denver on Larimer Street. It is famous.
 Layer after layer of zucchini cake encased in fluffy, creamy cream cheese icing 
and packed with fresh fruit. Amazing! 
Mark's mom loves this cake (and it was her birthday) so my sister-in-law searched for the recipe 
and found it using good 'ol Google. 
The cake is very easy to make! It takes time but if you follow the directions, 
it tastes as good as the real thing. 

The Denver Post published the recipe several years ago and this blog 
does a good job describing how to make it. 
The only thing I would add is to assemble the cake the day that you are eating it. 
The fruit on the top tends to run a bit if you make it the day before. 
It does not affect the taste of the cake just the presentation. 

I will definitely be making this again in the near future.