Sandcastle Birthday Cake

Our cute neighbors were having birthdays this week so I pulled out my new Nordic Ware Castle pan and made a Sandcastle Cake for them. The cake is made with a yellow cake mix using this recipe here. The “sand” is 1 pack of graham crackers which I ran through the food processor until sandlike. … Continue reading

Healthy Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Muffins

OK, these muffins did not look so great when they came out of the oven, they sank in the middle but they tasted fine so the recipe needs a little work.  I’ve never had muffins sink in the middle before, only cupcakes and cakes, maybe too much baking powder?  I’ll have to tinker and get … Continue reading

Sloth Birthday Cake

It’s my daughter’s birthday today and she loves sloths!  The whole fam is headed to the aquarium today because they have sloths there so I decided to make her a sloth birthday cake.  I think it’s pretty cute. The cake is chocolate from this recipe. I spread a generous layer of Nutella between the layers. … Continue reading

Peanut Butter Caramel Sticky Rolls

Yup.  Crescent rolls + peanut butter + caramel topping + Nutella drizzle = sweet dreams. 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1/2 cup caramel topping 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter 2 (8 oz each) cans refrigerated crescent dough sheets or rolls 1/2 cup chocolate flavored hazelnut spread 1  Heat oven to 400.  Line 12 muffin cups with … Continue reading

Classic Irish Soda Bread

Celebrated St Patrick’s Day with this soda bread and some potatoes of course! 2 cups flour 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons cold butter, cubed 2 eggs, divided 3/4 – 1 cup buttermilk 1  Preheat oven to 375.  Spray with cooking spray or line … Continue reading

Amy’s Dinner Loaf

My goal of learning how to make bread is coming along nicely, thanks in part to my neighbor Amy who had a bread making class at her house and taught us how to make this beauty which was surprisingly easy!  Thanks Amy! 1 tablespoon yeast 3 tablespoons sugar, divided 1 1/3 cups very warm water … Continue reading

Toffee Coffee Cake

Delicious!  Easy!  Fast!  My three favorite things in a recipe, maybe I’ll start referring to these kinds of recipes as DEF’S, get it?  I served it with Cool Whip and it was a hit! 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup sugar 2 cups flour 1 cup buttermilk 1 egg 1 … Continue reading