Mini Kermit Fondant Cake and Cupcakes/Chocolate Velvet Cupcake Recipe

My little great nephew Noah is turning 4 and his mom, my niece Amber, asked if Cort and I would make Muppet cupcakes for his party.  The Muppets turned out to be pretty hard to make so we opted to make him a mini bday cake with Kermit on it (his favorite Muppet) and then … Continue reading

Hunger Games Fondant Birthday Cake

And finally our last food project from yesterday, a Hunger Games birthday cake for our dear, sweet friend, Kaylee!  We are pretty happy with this one, except for a few minor imperfections, it came out great!  And, it is a tall cake which I was able to cover smoothly for the first time!  In the … Continue reading

Caramel Candy Bars

And bar cookie #3. 1 (14 oz) bag caramels 1/3 cup milk 2 cups flour 2 cups quick cooking or old fashioned oats 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 egg 1 cup butter, softened 1 (6 oz) package semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup) 1 cup chopped walnuts … Continue reading

Luscious Layer Bars

Bar cookie #2!  Sort of like what my mom calls “Magic Cookie Bars” but with a chocolate chip cookie base. 1 (1 pound, 1.5 ounce) pouch Betty Crocker chocolate chip cookie mix 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 egg 1 cup butterscotch chips 1 cup milk chocolate chips or semisweet chocolate chips 1 cup flaked coconut … Continue reading

Chocolate Candy Cookie Bars

Last night I was in charge of the activity for our Young Women and Young Men at church so I set up a “Chopped” activity for them, sort of like the tv show of the same name on the Food Network.  We divided them into 4 teams and gave each team a bag of ingredients … Continue reading

Homemade Potato Chips

I’m back!  The movie is finally over and I have until the end of April before I start the next one so I’m hoping to get in lots of cooking and baking and blogging! Bob and I are on a quest to lose some weight and get in shape (again!) so on January 30 (the … Continue reading

Garlic and Onion Pickled Cucumbers

We’ve still been doing the Bountiful Basket almost every week but I just haven’t been posting it mostly because of work but if any of you out there want to see what is in it every week, just let me know and I’ll start posting it again.  We’ve been getting lots of English cucumbers so … Continue reading

Baby Girl Baby Shower Fondant Cake

Only one more week of work people and then I’ll be back on the blog!  Can’t wait!  In the meantime, here is a picture of a girly baby shower cake we did on Friday for our friend Shannon at the request of our other friend Sarah (Shannon’s sister).  The cake is brown sugar adapted from … Continue reading

White Chocolate Vanilla Cupcakes

Courtney was having friends over tonight for their traditional Sunday night “movie night” and I have been dying to bake so I made these cupcakes for them.  The recipe comes from Wendy Paul’s “101 Gourmet Cupcakes in 10 Minutes” cookbook which I just love.  Here’s how I decorated them – I took some of our … Continue reading