Chocolate Covered Cherry Cake Pops

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”

Pumpkin Cupcakes

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”

Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes

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.

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Strawberry Limeade Cake

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”

Baked Mac’N’Cheese

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”

Pulled BBQ Chicken

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”

Honey Whole Wheat Bread

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”

Rivel Soup

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”

Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes

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”

Death By Chocolate

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”