October 2014

Boston Cream Poke Cake Mix

One of my favorite desserts is Boston Cream Pie.  It is really not a pie but more like a cake.  I love the combination of cake with a cream ...

Texas Tornado Cake

Texas tornado cake contains fruit and nuts, with coconut icing. It’s not clear when this cake was invented, or where it’s from. Some insist ...

White Texas Sheet Cake

It is cake flavored. Stop for a second and imagine the flavor “birthday cake” and that is what this is. And the frosting is like the most in...

Greek Yogurt Cream Cheese Lemon Coffee Cake

This lemon coffee cake was divine!  I decided to double the lemon juice and rind, added another whole egg to the cake batter, and baked in a...

Buttermilk Strawberry Bundt Cake with Sweet White Chocolate Strawberry Ganache

Buttermilk Strawberry Bundt Cake with Sweet White Chocolate Strawberry Ganache Ingredients: For the cake:     1 stick unsalted, softened but...

Cinnamon Almond Milk Ice Cream

Cinnamon Almond Milk Ice Cream When the “creative in the kitchen” bug strikes, I don’t usually stop with just one new recipe. Today was no d...

Uptown Meatloaf Recipe

This is a combination of sirloin roast & pork shoulder freshly ground with dried fennel seeds. And added fresh herbs, eggs, soft ciabatt...

Cookie Dough Billionaire Bars

I made these tonight and am currently waiting for them to sit… I did run into a few problems, there are a few places where the measurements ...

Homemade Thin Mints

These came out wonderfully! I used a double boiler to slowly heat some bittersweet chocolate chips (65% cocao) with oil based peppermint ext...

Loaded Baked Potato & Chicken Casserole

Here is one such recipe that is gluten-free, low-fructose and low-FODMAP. The only issues with this recipe may be with the dairy products. H...

Apple Rose

Roses never smelled—or tasted—so sweet! This apple crescent rose pastries are ready in 45 minutes and are a delicious addition to any brunch...

One Bowl Brownies

They came out a bit cake-like but were still really good! Maybe it was the cocoa powder I used since I baked them the bare minimum time. Nex...

Super Lemon Bundt Cake

This cake turned out fantastic. I actually varied this recipe a little bit and added coconut milk and flakes. I added a 1/4 cup of coconut m...

Cherry Delight Recipe

So, I didn’t put this in a 13×9 inch pan (my sister got me a pretty new ceramic pie plate I’ve been dying to use), I made it into a couple p...

No-Bake Stovetop Peanut Butter Special K Cookies

I just made these while I was cooking lunch, Fantastic. It only took a few minutes and they cool relatively quick. A few tweaks I made: I ha...

Rustic Cherry Tarts

I made these last night and they were amazing!! I cut the recipe in half and it worked great! I also found I only had half the needed shorte...

Deliciously Dark Chocolate Cheesecake

It doesn’t get better than lush layers of creamy cheesecake and chocolate ganache in a crust of chocolate wafer cookies.. Deliciously Dark C...

Lemon Cream Cheese Bars

Nothing brings a recipe to life like fresh lemons! For a change of pace from the standard Southern-style lemon bars, you need to look no fur...

Mousseline Cream

Mousseline Cream Ingredients     2 cups milk (480ml)     4 egg yolks     1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon granulated sugar (80g)     ¼ cup all-purpose...

Japanese Cheesecake

Japanese Cheesecake Ingredients: 7 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature 1⁄4 cup whole milk 1⁄2 cup superfine sugar (caster sugar) 3 eggs...

Homemade Lemon Pudding Cake

I made this cake yesterday for a church function and it was great! It was my first time baking it in a 9x13 pan as I needed cake squares; it...

Sweetened Condensed Milk Cake

Sweetened Condensed Milk is having a bit of a moment.  It has a lot of things going for it when it comes to food trend bingo: sweet, rich, v...

Famous Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi

Tastes EXACTLY like the Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi. It's a favorite recipe in our home!! Famous Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi Servings 4 Ingr...

Strawberry Yogurt Bark

I've made chocolate bark before with the kids, but totally realize, that, yes, chocolate is a dessert, not a snack :) Here's a healt...

Wannabe Famous Donuts

First of all, let me explain.  I made these donuts a couple weekends ago for everyone here on the ranch.  I love making donuts.... but it...

The Best Homemade Cheesecake

What makes it so great? It is super light and fluffy. How does it get that way? The egg yolks are beaten in with the cream cheese and then t...

Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites

It's very important to use coconut oil because other oils won't harden like coconut oil, and that hardening is what holds the shape ...

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Caramel Pecan Glaze

Lovely cake, nice and dense and moist! Had trouble with the glaze, though. When I added the butter and cream the sugar hardened pretty much ...

Peach Dump Cake

My mom has made this for years. One of my favorite variations is to use peaches and pineapple mixed with a sprinkle of coconut and then serv...

Homemade Yellow Cake

Many people like yellow cake. You don't have to buy it in a box, you can easily make yellow cake from scratch.. This recipe makes a very...

S’mores Bars

You can't go wrong with a recipe that calls for 2 GIANT Hershey's bars & a jar of marshmallow cream! Add graham cracker cookie d...

"Ho-Ho" Cake

This super easy Hostess "Ho Ho" Cake is a great way to bring back fond childhood memories! I made this cake to take over to my aun...

Apple Pecan Cake with Caramel Glaze

I ended up making it the night before – and it made the cake slightly crisp on the outside, but it was still super moist on the inside. Deli...

Slow Cooker Sticky Caramel Pumpkin Cake

I made a fudge cake in the slow cooker last year and can’t believe I haven’t made one since. It’s SO easy and an awesome way to keep the gre...

Blueberry Breakfast Grilled Cheese

Made this AMAZING creation this morning as a special treat for my daughter’s 2nd birthday breakfast. Pretty sure this is going to be a stapl...

Apple Dilly Cake

This recipe came from 1963, and I had some questions about what could be different in the past 45 years.  First of all the recipe calls for ...

The Bestest Cupcakes I've Ever Made (recipe)

White Wedding Cake Cupcakes This recipe makes a TON of cupcakes. I got 18 regular sized cupcakes and 24 mini cupcakes and still had a little...

Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles

I made these cookies today and doubled the recipe so I could take half to class w me and keep the other half for my family.  I didn’t put en...

Cinnamon Apple Pie Bread

So cozy and inviting for early fall breakfasts! About that French Toast…I bet this moist apple pie tasting bread would be divine in a French...

Overnight Creme Brulee French Toast

That is one impressive tower of French toast! I think breakfast may just be my favorite meal of the day and I L O V E French toast! This is ...

Salted Caramel Chocolate Fudge Cake

Wow…with this final results, one would never guess this cake was a trouble maker! This cake is beautiful. :) Great combination of flavors…mu...

Lemon Crumb Cake

I made this cake over the weekend and it was absolutely amazing. However, I had an issue with the streusel topping as well. I feel like it s...

Pasticciotti

These were excellent and so close to the ones we buy at the bakery! Just FYI - when making the pastry, the recipe says to add salt, but salt...

12-MINUTE CHICKEN AND BROCCOLI

This recipe was a (huge) surprise hit with my family! One kid bemoaned the fact that I was cooking broccoli, the other said the (uncooked) s...

World’s Best Lasagna

I wanted to make my mother’s lasagna recipe for a party, but I couldn’t find it anywhere. She passed away 9 years ago, so I couldn’t ask her...