So, apparently I’m as bad as my kids as I chose to do a non-cake for my birthday. I went with a Bailey’s Irish Cream Creme Brulee instead. YUM! Continue reading “Creme Brulee*”
I’m reposting this as this is, again, what MC has asked for and what I spent my evening working on putting together. No real creativity required, but it is still, and probably always will be, a family favorite. I did not take the time to make the individuals and just did this in a large 9 x 13 pan because I’m serving Hubby’s sister and dad this time and the individuals are just a ton of work that I didn’t have time for today.
Here is the last recipe for the season. This is another super simple recipe and one that is incredibly addictive. Continue reading “Candied Pecans”
I say this is a universal pie crust because it really does work amazingly well in any application you need pie crust. Continue reading “Universal Pie Crust”
8 batches of pie crust (recipe coming soon) that got turned into 16 mini pot pies and one big pot pie for our dinner and I’m done with my baking for my FIL. Continue reading “One Part Done”
This fudge recipe is super easy. I always make up 2 different kinds, peanut butter and chocolate espresso. It used to be full batches, but it makes so much, I finally figured out how to do a half batch. Continue reading “Easy Fudge”
I didn’t get the recipe up the last time I made these, so I made sure to get pics this time around.
I’ve already got the Chex mix made up. Or at least the first batch as that goes really quickly and I usually end up making a second. I plan on starting the rest probably tomorrow. Continue reading “Up Next… Baking!”
This is only the second time I’ve made this specific recipe, though I’ve played with cake balls for a while trying to get the ratios and chocolate correct. I know I’ve done something different as the first batch of these I ever did came out perfect, but this time, my outer chocolate layer never quite got as solid as it is supposed to. That said, they were still really good. Continue reading “Chocolate Covered Cherry Cake Pops”
This is probably my second most requested cupcake. Years ago, my SIL brought some pumpkin cupcakes to Thanksgiving and I fell in love. It surprised me since I am NOT a pumpkin fan. I spent some time after that trying to figure out what I thought went in them and then digging around for recipes that sounded close. When I finally found one and tried it, it was just a bit too much. Too much pumpkin, too many spices. One of the things I loved about the ones my SIL brought were the fact that all of the flavors were on the lighter side and subtle, balancing each other out rather than competing against each other. Continue reading “Pumpkin Cupcakes”
Hubby’s work always does a bake sale where employee’s or their spouses can bring baked goods in and then buy stuff other people made. The proceeds go to sponsor a couple of families for the holidays. This is one of my favorite things to participate in because I get to go all out. Baking. Decorating. Coming up with cool ways to package it all. I love it because I get to play in lots of my different creative arenas. Continue reading “Today’s Labor”
This is a repost from a while ago, but since this is what I’m working on today, I thought I would share it again. Thanks to a bet Hubby made (and lost) with a co-worker, I’m in kitchen mode. Not that I’m complaining. I get to eat the goodies as well.
Since I posted the ordeal of making this whole project in the last post, I won’t go into those details here. Suffice it to say, this didn’t turn out pretty because of those problems and because of that, I don’t have a great finished product image, but I will share what I have. Continue reading “Strawberry Limeade Cake”
Macaroni and cheese is one of those things that most everyone loves. One of my grandmothers used to make a baked version that was so different than any other I’ve had, before or since, and was a staple at every big family meal that was one of everyone’s favorite. Continue reading “Baked Mac’N’Cheese”
This isn’t a recipe I’ve made very many times. In fact, I couldn’t find the one I used the last time, so I dug around and found a couple that sounded close and then modified it to what I thought I remembered. It came out pretty close to what I think I had the last time, but I may tweak it a bit next time with a bit more kick potentially. Continue reading “Pulled BBQ Chicken”
This is a relatively simple and easily modified recipe. I’ve made it lots of different ways with all kinds of different ingredients. This is the most basic version and is a starting point that you can customize from here. Continue reading “Vegetable Beef with Barley Soup”
One of the things I’ve done over the last several years is try and move more towards eating all or nearly all whole grains. I’ve tried a few different recipes for a really good bread and so far, this one is probably my favorite. I have another that I use if I’m making rolls. This one is the one I use when I want big slices of soft bread. Continue reading “Honey Whole Wheat Bread”
This is a family favorite that was inspired by something my Mother In Law used to make. Sadly, I never got the chance to have her show me how she made hers so I had to go off of what I knew from eating it and come up with my own version. It is a very simple cream based soup that takes very little time and is easily modified. Continue reading “Rivel Soup”
I’ve heard these called by other names in the past, Black Bottom Cupcakes and Cheesecake Cupcakes, but I’ve always just called them my Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes. Basically they are chocolate cupcakes with a drop of chocolate chip cheesecake in the center topped with cream cheese icing. Continue reading “Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes”
As my boys have gotten older they no longer think a fun or cool cake is the thing for birthdays as much. Instead they lean more towards “What I like to eat the best”, and that is usually not cake at all. For Middle Child’s birthday this year, he chose Death By Chocolate. Again. Continue reading “Death By Chocolate”