Several weeks ago, I attended my daughters end of the year 5th grade program. They have been studying American History, as most 5th graders do and so the program consisted of many fabulous, all-American, patriotic, country loving songs. The Star Spangled Banner, Your A Grand Old Flag and T
I have a simple cake recipe for you today. Because the weekend is straight ahead and you might want a little something to indulge your self in, right? And, if you are like me…there are always three or four overly ripe bananas hanging out on your counter
These cupcakes are divine, my friends. A moist chocolate cupcake is topped with silky white chocolate frosting and heavenly chocolate ganache. Oh my. Divine and heavenly can only begin to describe them.
They would make a nice addition to a birthday party, wedding shower, wedding dinne
I’ve been searching for a great Blueberry Cake recipe, as of late. Would you believe me if I told you I’ve made 4 over the past few months that were all just…meh. Nothing great or spectacular at all. And then, I came acrossed this heavenly recipe on Pinterest and knew I had to give it a try. Ladie
Boston Cream Cupcakes, ladies and gentlemen. Moist yellow cake is filled with a rich, creamy pudding and topped with a glossy, decadent layer of chocolate ganache. I could eat one every day for the rest of my life and die a happy, content woman. That is, if all of my children turn out to be lov
Friends, I have a killer recipe to share with you today. This Boston Cream Poke Cake is unbelievably good. Soft, moist yellow cake is filled with sweet and creamy vanilla pudding and topped with a silky chocolate ganache. The combination of these three is absolutely fantastic. Boston Cream Cake, Pie
So it just so happens that my family and I have recently entered the world of Cable Television. I know, I know. We are a bit old fashioned and cheap. But we have dawned anew….and let me just tell you! There are a lot of channels being piped into my TV every single day. Who knew there were co
Last summer my dear friend Julie told me about a party she went to where they served some yummy dessert waffles, made out of a cake mixes! Seriously, doesn’t that sound awesome! I have been eager to try my hand at them to test the texture and flavor and see what kind of yummy things would be good t
This is the carrot cake recipe to end all carrot cake recipes. It’s from the Lion House cookbook, and I have been making it for years. Several of my family members request it each year for their birthday. I made this one a couple of weeks ago when my Mom turned 59. Don’t be overwhelmed by the fanc
Do you love a good slice of Carrot Cake? Boy, I sure do. I love a good Carrot Cake, and have been making it for many years. I usually make it in two round 9 inch cake pans, and then stack and frost them as beautifully as my time will allow. You can see that recipe here.
I don’t know if I have mentioned it before…
but I have a pretty cool Dad.
He likes cool cars and cool music…. and when I was little I always liked to ride in his car with him because the music
he chose was so
He loves anything Cherry Chocolate and has a big fr
I love a great sheet cake recipe! They are so handy to take a long to a gathering, as they feed a large number of people…and really, who doesn’t love cake, truly. Especially one made from scratch, yes? I have several recipes in my archives that I love, including this wonderful Almond Butter Shee
Oh sweet mystery of life.
You are going to love this delectable dessert.
You are going to love that it is EASY-PEASY to prepare.
I recently made a big fancy-pancy-time-consuming-
layered-chocolate-toffee cake and guess what….
it wasn’t nearly as good as this simple dessert!
Don’t you lo
This year MyLittleTwin boys, who are the youngest of my 5 children, up and started first grade. My feelings were a little bit mixed, I have to admit. It marked the closing of a chapter and I felt a little blue at the prospect of sending my last little ones off for the whole day, every day. Who w
When I was in college, I worked part-time at The Lion House, a party/reception center. They have the most fabulous bakery that pumps out heavenly rolls, cakes and pies. It’s good stuff, I have to tell ya. This Chocolate Cream Cake was one of my all time favorites. I have been wanting to try my hand
Alright all you football fans out there! This is the cake for you. I have to apologise that the picture isn’t better than this! I made this cake a couple of years ago for one of my twin boys birthdays. My food photography skills were lacking indeed. But, I remembered that I had this picture an
This Chocolate Lava Cake is absolutely fabulous. It’s served warm, has a moist top layer, and an ooey-gooey bottom that is rich, smooth and full of chocolate goodness. Add a cool scoop of ice cream and you will be in heaven, my friends. Not only is this cake delectable, but you can put it together
So does my friend Pam, which is why I made them for her birthday back in May (4 months ago!). Don’t be mad that I have waited to long to share this dynamite recipe with you all, okay? I got sidetracked
Hey there, ladies and gentlemen. I have a decadent holiday treat for you today. It involves chocolate cupcakes, sweet peppermint frosting and silky chocolate ganache. Sprinkle a few crushed up candy canes on top and you have a holiday treat worth every “oooooo” and “ahhhhhh” these pretty littl
To say that this heavenly cake is wonderful would be a the gross understatement of the century, gang. It’s rich and buttery with a cinnamon crumb filling inside as well as on top. It’s aromatic, sweet, moist and just down right divine.
I really like making Cinnamon Rolls.
Love mixing the dough, rolling it out, watching them rise.
I adore the heavenly smell that wafts throughout my house and the sticky gooey-ness of each blissful bite.
But, my friends…there ain’t no denying it.
Cinnamon Rolls take a chunk of tim
‘Tis the season of the grand abundance of zucchini, am I right? At least, I imagine that many of you have an abundance. We haven’t had a great year in the zucchini growth department. I am more than a little bit ashamed to admit to you, that I planted 4 plants this year and none of them have produc
Just the other day I found myself stromping along on my treadmill.
It’s really old, and kind of broken and will only work if I run it at an incline of 10.
The incline thing can be a positive or a negative, can’t it?
While I was very slowly climbing treadmill hills I happened to be reading m
It’s no secret that I love coconut! Coconut Cream Cupcakes are just about the most heavenly treasure of my life. I know many of you enjoy them as well! I have had a lot of requests lately to make a Coconut Cream Cake version. So as to cut down a little on time. And I get that, I really do. Time
I love a good sheet cake, don’t you? They are fairly easy to put together and will feed a crowd of 24 quite easily. Two things I love in a recipe! There are a couple of killer sheet cake recipes already living here in my archives. Pumpkin Pie Sheet Cake, Carrot Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
This Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake with White Chocolate Glaze just might be my new favorite dessert. I love anything with cranberry and orange, truly I do. Pair them with white chocolate and I’m a gonner, seriously. Last year I shared a recipe for Cranberry Orange Bliss Bars that has shown up a few
If you have been dying for an excuse to play with your food…well, I am giving you one. Right here and now on this beautiful spring day. These Cute Easter Cupcakes are a great little cooking project to do with kids, grandkids, school groups, youth groups…or just to make on your own and bring to E
A couple of weeks ago my dear daughter Emily came to me and said…
“Mom, we have an art show at school next week. Our teacher said we had to bring something to show how talented we are. So, remember how you used to sew a lot before you had the twins and were like…talented? Well how about if I
Do I have a fabulous morsel, strait from heaven for you today. This is seriously the best thing that ever happened to a cake mix. Seriously. So seriously! This chocolate sauce is made from very basic ingredients, is inexpensive and quite easy to put together. You are going to be praising me…pra
Well this past August I was cookin’ a lot of cake, I can tell you that. Many of you know that 3 of my children share the same birthday. Yes. I said 3 of my kids, all born on the same day. I really did try to avoid it! B
The good old Forth of July is a commin’…round the mountain, even!Or if you don’t live by any mountains….it’s a commin’along the prairie, I suppose. What ever your situation may be, here she comes. In all her star spangled glory. Make these cupcakes, my friends!They are sure to be a crowd pl
To say this Homemade Caramel Sauce is fabulous would be The Great Understatement of The Universe. It honestly would. It’s hands down the best Caramel Sauce I have ever made. It’s rich, thick and creamy! Just what I love in a Caramel Sauce. It reminds me a lot of the Caramel Sauce they serve at a loc
Peach season is in full swing here in Utah, my friends and it’s been delicious to be sure. My kids and I have been putting them on everything. Oatmeal, pancakes, crepes, yogurt…yum. 🙂 I love a good peach! I’ve also been trying my hand at several new peach recipes and this delicious cake I have
Hello to all of you fine readers!
This summer, each Wednesday I have been posting fun kitchen activities and project for kids.
You can view the whole series by clicking
Today, as it is Wednesday…
I have another kid lovin’ recipe for you.
I made these Ice Cream Cake Cones wh
August is passing us by, ladies and gentlemen. Soon it will be fall and I’m itching to bake with pumpkin, see the leaves turn a gorgeous golden and quite simply…to wear my jacket on a cool day. I’m a sucker for fall, is what I’m trying to say to you, right this very minute. I’m in love with every
If you are looking for a quick and easy recipe to brighten up your next backyard barbecue, church potluck, fourth of July shin dig, ladies lunch or any other celebratory type function…this fabulous trifle is calling your name. Loud and clear. It. Is. Calling You!
Hello to you my blog reading friends!
If you are new to my blog…..
I am thrilled to have you.
I hope you find some wonderful recipes your family loves.
Thanks so much to all of you who have entered to win a copy of the
Our Best Bites cookbook! I have been amazed at
Last week while I was at a church dinner I sampled these wonderful Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting, my friend Lara had made and donated to the event. Baby, they were so good. The cake is moist and flavorful, the cream cheese frosting buttery and divine. They are made in a large jelly roll pa
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Fall is by far my very favorite season. I love everything about it, the beautiful fall leaves, the crisp weather and of course the baking. Bring on the pumpkin, right? There are many, many pumpkin recipes in my archives, click HERE to see them in all thei
Moist and flavorful pumpkin cake is layered with a fluffy cream cheese/pumpkin filling and then drizzled with caramel topping. It’s not overly sweet and has an amazingly light texture. I know some of you will be wondering if you can make it in a 9×13 pan, sp
To all of you I would like to say…
I hope you are all ready and excited for the big day.
As many of you know, this past weekend I participated in a Neighborhood Bake Sale.
My friend Cindi made many wonderful creations for the sale. Among them were these fabulous P
If you love Pumpkin Pie, but don’t want to worry about shaping and making and baking a pie crust…this is the perfect dessert for you.
The crust is a combination of cake mix, butter and an egg. No shaping required! Just press it into a jelly roll pan, mix up your filling, pour it on top, bake it u
This time of year, pumpkin is my most favorite ingredient to bake with. I luv-huv it, man. There are so many great pumpkin recipes out there, many of which call for Pumpkin Pie Spice…as I’m sure many of you have taken note of and have conveniently purchased a jar to use for all of your fall baking
I had a great time this week with two wonderful friends, Cindi and Julie.We made a bunch of pumpkin rolls for our neighborhood bake sale. My sweet friend Cindi is a crafter of many fine deserts and even caters small events on occasion. She is the master of The Pumpkin Roll. I had a great time le
Happy Birthday to my girl Emily. Today she is turning the ripe old age of 8. She and I have been looking at a lot of fun cake pictures on Flickr the past few weeks. We have a tradition in our family when it comes to birthdays. The birthday kid gets to choose what kind (shape, color, flav
Holidays are a great time to bake something fun and cute, right? I bet 90% of Americans actually wake up the morning of the fourth of July with a severe CRAVING for red, white and blue frosting. I bet so, man. I really do. 🙂
And if that colorful frosting they are craving with a vengeance,
If you are a coconut, chocolate and caramel fan, might I plead with you to make this cake. It is knock-your-socks-off-fabulous in a way that will make you never want to put your socks back on again. Seriously! You’ll want to just leave your socks on the ground and live inside this cake for the rest
Hello there friends! I have something festive for you all today, just in case you are in the mood to make a batch of fun, decorative cupcakes to take along to your neighbors, friends, coworkers or to take to a holiday party. These cute Santa Hat and Holly Wreath Cupcakes are super easy to put togeth
For those of you in Utah, I am going to be on the Channel 2 Noon News again this Monday. I’ll be doing a cooking segment
with their Chef.
I’ll be making Soft Jumbo Pretzels. So….if this recipe has scared you in the past, tune in to the show and you can see how it’s done!
Well, it’s that time of year again when garden zucchini is in great abundance. At least, I’m sure it is for some of you! My vegetable garden has been exceedingly lack luster the past few years and has produced a grand total of zero zucchini. I’m ashamed to even type those words, but it is the sad,
It’s October now, in case you weren’t aware.
And when October hits I just can’t help but bake something cute.
The season just calls for it!
I have been seeing all kinds of “cute” Halloween baking ideas on
Pinterest lately. Do you know about Pinterest?
It’s a lot of fun, I’l
Spring is a pretty wonderful season, wouldn’t you say? Now I know that you most likely haven’t had A LOT of sunny weather yet. If your hometown is anything like mine you’ve been hit with a little sun, snow, wind and rain all living together in the same cozy week. Which gives everyone somethi
Several years ago a dear neighbor and friend brought me a few pieces of this heavenly Chocolate Pecan Zucchini Cake. It is absolutely wonderful, and as I mentioned in the title…super moist. Shredded Zucchini c
There is something especially comforting and wonderful about Texas Sheet Cake, am I right? A thin layer of rich, moist, chocolate cake is covered in a satiny smooth chocolate icing. It’s comfort food at it’s best. At least it qualifies as such, in my book. It comes together quite easily, using basic
Here you have it! The cake I made for Emily’s birthday/baptism celebration. Does it look like the cake the dear girl picked from Flickr Photostream?
But at least I didn’t accidentally turn it elephant gray.
I have learned a bit since that bad food coloring experience.
If you have been following my posts this week, you know we have been discussing Crepes and How To Host A Crepe Bar Party. Click here to see past posts. Up today I have a fabulous Whipped Lemon Cream Cheese Mousse recipe to share with you all. It’s light, refreshing and is heavenly tucked into a crep
This week I am featuring Crepes! Who doesn’t love a good crepe, yes? Yesterday I posted some tips for hosting a Crepe Bar Party, you can see that info HERE. Today, I have a simple, three ingredient chocolate mousse recipe for you. Whipped Nutella Mousse, to be exact. It’s creamy and loaded with th
Hello to you!
It is time.
Time to search your garden for some zucchini.
Some of you might be thinking….
“Search?!?!?! I’ve got the blasted things coming out of my ears!”
Others might be thinking….
“If only they would have grown.”
Or, you just might have one precious zucchini left to yo