Category Archives: CAKES

Sometimes you need a good Cinnamon Roll or even an Orange roll, but you just don’t have the time it takes to make homemade rolls! My favorite rolls are . . . ” ORANGE ROLLS TO DIE FOR “ but that is a long project for another day and another time. What to do  . […]

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I simply can’t make this Pound Cake very often. Why? I will eat the entire cake. It’s that good! This would certainly brighten up a rainy Memorial Day. It’s even better when you cut into it. This recipe comes from my friend Kelly Jane.  She is . . . and has always been a fabulous […]

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Cupcakes just brighten up a rainy cold day. You don’t even have to eat one to feel better. They just radiate sunshine and mock the wind! . . . see don’t you feel better already These cute little bowls that my daughter Chantri gave me . . . make them even happier! Thanks Chant.  I […]

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When I dive into one of the cherished cookbooks that grace the shelves of my kitchen, I’m always drawn to recipes that contain the word chocolate. My mind however, is always kicked back to reality by my conscience. If I have any hopes that my fruit loving husband will eat anything that comes out of […]

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Peep. peep peep. Peep. It’s spring people . . . Why is it snowing today? Can’t you see I’m a bit busy here! O.k. then . . . I’ll adapt! If flowers aren’t blooming & eggs aren’t being layed where you live . . . build your own! This is something the little ones can […]

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Today . . . I beg for votes. I announce a GIVE-AWAY! *giveaway has now ended I give you a delicious recipe. This is a recipe I’ve shared before, but my kitchen welcomed them again. I took pictures . . . then I ate 2 of them.  I had to run on the treadmill twice […]

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 If you were to look in my fridge right now, you would see containers of egg whites, egg yolks and Swiss Meringue Buttercream. Macaron Mania has certainly hit this house. If you want to make Macarons . . .  you will most likely need to make Italian or Swiss Meringue Buttercream. They were made for […]

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Thanks to those of you who left me a comment about your vote for a Full Post or Excerpt.  Evidently, very few people look at this blog . . . or you just really don’t care one way or another . . .which is good.   The votes were 7 for a Full post and 4 votes […]

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 Before we talk Muffins . . . I have two quick questions for you. 1.  Do you prefer a Full post on the Home Page, or Excerpts like I’m trying right now? 2.  Do you need a tutorial on something you’ve been wanting to learn to bake/cook? Moving on to the muffins. What are the requirements for a […]

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I have a beautiful and extremely talented friend named Jessica. She lives just around the corner from me, which makes me very lucky indeed. In fact, I live around the corner from many wonderful Cooks. Jessica has a delicious blog with many of her recipes . . . You should check it out. Every Christmas, she has a […]

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Bananas are good for you.         Cupcakes . . . are not.         My Rationing:  Combine the two together, and only half of the cupcake is bad for you!                 The Bavarian Cream center pushes these cupcakes over the top.         I used to make my own, but not after I tried the Pastry Cream you can buy at […]

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I certainly don’t eat doughnuts very often, but Apple Fritters have been weighing heavily on my mind. As I was rummaging through my stacks of recipes, I came across this Food Network recipe for Banana Beignets. OK . . . Do I make Fritters or Beignets?  There really isn’t much difference. I happened to have […]

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Is there anything cuter than a mini cupcake? NOPE! The only thing better is eating one, or two or three. It took me a while to convince my kids while growing up, that veggies and cake go quite well together. I think they are finally on board. So . . . what should you do with all […]

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I received a nice email today from someone who asked, “Did you fall off the face of the Earth!” Nope. I’m still here . . . just slow. I’m truly a home-body, but lately I’ve just felt like shopping!  Oh Dear, this is not good.  Staying home is the better alternative. Why you ask? You […]

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