This year, the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival is Monday, September 24, 2018.  This is a festival that is halfway through the autumn season in the Chinese calendar and it is a time to celebrate the harvest and a lot of traditions center around the moon.

Traditional mooncakes are baked pastries filled with lotus flower paste or sweet bean pastes.  I am just in love with mooncake molds, but truth be told, I am not in love with the traditional fillings.

My solution?  Make a peanut butter and chocolate “mooncake.”  This is a perfect way to have the beauty of a mooncake, but with an American twist!

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Kids are always excited for their birthday! Help them plan it with this fun free printable! Before3pm.com

Birthdays are always fun – whether you are a kid or an adult!  I guess it is nice to have a day that is solely dedicated to celebrating your existence!

Like a lot of people, we have certain birthday traditions that our family looks forward to.  In our family, the birthday boy/girl gets to pick what they want for dinner and what they want as their dessert.

Also, I don’t know about your school, but at least in elementary school, bringing treats in to share with the classroom is a big deal, too! Read More →

Molding Butter with Mooncake Molds. Before3pm.com

Molded butter is such a fun way to add a “WOW” factor to any meal.

Molding Butter with Mooncake Molds. Before3pm.com

Today’s post will show you how easy it is to mold butter using Mooncake Molds. Read More →