Peppermint Chocolate Cake

And the last recipe from Christmas, another dessert, it was good but not great, nothing earth shattering, just chocolate cake with mint chocolate on top, could have used another layer, like a ganache layer and then the candy on top but then you know me, the only thing better than chocolate, is more chocolate!  The … Continue reading

2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 59,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 22 sold-out performances for that many … Continue reading

Buttermilk Pie

I’m not really a pie lover or a pie maker but the Thanksgiving Maple Cream Pie went well so I decided to give this old fashioned Buttermilk Pie a try and was not disappointed!  Bob said it best when he said it tastes like an old fashioned buttermilk doughnut, which it does.  The recipe comes … Continue reading

Raspberry Pretzel Jello Salad

This is the holiday salad at our house, I’ve made it in strawberry and orange before and now this Christmas in raspberry, all delicious!  It’s a “Six Sisters’ Stuff” recipe, love them and their recipes. 2 cups pretzels, broken into pieces 1/2 cup butter, melted 3 tablespoons sugar 1 cup sugar 1 (8 oz) package … Continue reading

Easy Cheese Ball

Bob wanted a cheese ball for Christmas day so when we got to WinCo I went looking for one and of course they were all gone so I googled “Easy Cheese Ball” and this one came up.  It certainly was easy.  I haven’t had any, cheese balls really aren’t my thing, but Bob said it … Continue reading

Cinnamon Banana Cake

Still baking away and cranking out neighbor gifts!  Woo Hoo!  This recipe comes from “The Idea Room”, I didn’t try it so hopefully it was delicious! cake: 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 2 ripe bananas 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 dash salt 3 cups … Continue reading

Let’s Make Whoopie Pies

I wanted to make some Whoopie Pies for one of my neighbors who has little kids and also wanted to try making them from a cake mix to see how that worked out so found a recipe from “Betty Crocker” and used my Wilton whoopie pie pan and they came out great, tasted yummy and … Continue reading

Homemade Cookie Butter

Don’t you just love Christmas time?  I do!  I get to bake and bake and bake and then bake some more!  I’m finally done with work for the year (I think!) and have been having a great time in the kitchen cranking out neighbor gifts.  I found this recipe for Homemade Cookie Butter in the … Continue reading

Hearty Sausage Soup

You are looking at one yummy pot of soup!  I made it on Sunday and it was a pretty big pot and it was gone by Monday afternoon.  The recipe comes from “My Recipes” and was easy to make and delicious! 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 (14 oz) smoked beef sausage, sliced into 1/4″ rounds … Continue reading

Gingerbread Cakes

I love to shop the day after Christmas sales when everything is marked down 50 – 75%.  I always find fun stuff like these Christmas tree shaped baking pans and also this Nordic Ware baking pan in the shape of two little houses: This gingerbread cake recipe came with the Nordic Ware pan.  It said … Continue reading