There’s something about this time of year that makes MP crave caffeine and carbohydrates. And what better place to satisfy that desire than South Portland’s Scratch Baking Co.? The artisan bakery in Willard Square is a warm and welcoming place filled with every delight a carbohydrate-craving mama could hope for (in this case it was a Maine Sea Salt bagel).
Archive for February, 2012
Posted in Food, Holidays, tagged elevation burger, family-friendly restaurants maine, festive straws, homemade milkshake, ideas for valentine's day party, paper straws, south portland maine, strawberry milkshake, sweet paul, the bakers confections scarborough, valentine's day milkshake on February 11, 2012| 2 Comments »
Wow! Maine families get really excited about a new restaurant, as evidenced by the tremendous response to our Elevation Burger Giveaway. A big thank you to everyone who entered! Congratulations goes to…
… Lori Watson. Lori and her family have won a meal for 4 people to Elevation Burger in South Portland.
All of this talk about the delicious offerings at Elevation Burger got MP thinking about milkshakes for Valentine’s Day. Here’s a festive and satisfying milkshake recipe from one of MP’s new favorite blogs, Sweet Paul.
Posted in Food, Restaurants, tagged alternative to fast food chains, brooksville maine, chris dimillo, cute potato giveaway, cutepotato.com, decadent shakes, elevation burger, free-range, grass-fed, kid-friendly restaurants in Maine, maine goat cheese, Maine Root, mark caron, organic burgers, south portland maine, sunset acres farm and dairy on February 9, 2012| 71 Comments »
MP doesn’t usually take the kids to fast food restaurants (with the exception of an occasional soft serve or juice box on the road) but she’s not opposed to a good hamburger. That’s why South Portland’s newest restaurant, Elevation Burger, caught her eye. Local dads and business partners Mark Caron and Chris DiMillo decided to open the franchise due in part to the company’s commitment to quality ingredients.
Posted in Crafts, tagged crayola washable paint, cutepotato.com, easy valentines, egg carton stamps, egg carton valentines, handmade valentines, homemade valentines, painted valentines, preschool crafts, valentine crafts on February 2, 2012| Leave a Comment »
Egg cartons and valentines? We know, the two just don’t seem to jive. But if you’re looking to make homemade cards with your family, you’ll love this simple project.
All you need is a styrofoam egg carton, scissors, washable paint, brushes, and blank cards. Cut the lid of your egg carton into small squares or a rectangle. Next have your little one punch holes in the styrofoam to create a design. CP#2 used the end of his paintbrush, but wooden sticks (used for scratch art) work well, too.