Oh my. Cherry Upside-Down Cake. You really must taste it. People often ask me – “why ‘Food for a Year’? Do you make meal plans? Do you show people how to store up enough food for a year?”…. I think this recipe a good way […]
The last week had been crammed full of fun, food and furry pets. Gracie turned 7 and that is just so hard to believe, but after a week of celebrating — it’s starting to sink in ((and coincidentally, my pants are starting to tighten)).
Homemade buttercream is on my shortlist of favorite things. I won’t say NEVER, but I cannot imagine myself ever buying canned frosting. Not when the real deal is so easy and magnificently tasty. Another bonus? The ingredient list doesn’t sound like instructions for a chemistry […]
Whew!! What a cake this is! But before I tell you all about this cake, let me tell you a little about the birthday boy. He was born 11 years ago today at 4:06 am. I am so proud of the fact that he was born in the middle of the night mostly because all of my other babies came around lunchtime with “planned” deliveries ((none were textbook and ho-hum but those are stories for another day)). (more…)
Cook’s Illustrated Perfect White Almond Layer Cake with Almond Buttercream ((it’s as if wedding bells ring with every bite!))
I am so thrilled and excited to have the opportunity to share this recipe with you today. I recently made this cake for Gracie’s birthday and if you are following me on Instagram or Facebook, you know all about that! I practically bragged about how […]
Whew, we partied hard for Kade’s 12th birthday!! Three celebrations meant three cakes ((well, store-bought cupcakes once)). I really loved how yummy and simple this pretty funfetti cake was — thanks to using my pre made cake mix ((recipe HERE)).
Simplicity is the name of the game! Oh, well there is one other game I play also – the “only eat what you can pronounce” game. Don’t know what I am taking about? Let me show you the list of ingredients in a Super Moist […]
I am on the eve of the anniversary of becoming a mother – oh and Kade is on the eve of turning TWELEVE! Twelve years ago this very night, I was falling asleep ((with the help of a strong sleep aid)) in the hospital in […]
It seems as though brownies have always been, or at least they have always been to me. All other things in the pantry may run out but there was an unspoken rule in mom’s kitchen: Always keep brownie ingredients stocked. A “Browniepocalypse” would surely occur if supplies dwindled. I am guessing…because it NEVER happened. (more…)