A cake for Bayler, who turned 6. My second haunted house cake (the first one is here)- the birthday boy wanted something similar, only he wanted a blue house. The bottom part of the house is vanilla cake with chocolate filling and the top is banana cake with vanilla filling. My favorite banana cake recipe is … Continue reading Haunted House Cake II
We carved pumpkins last week and for our treat, I made spiderweb cupcakes. I just used a box cake mix (gasp!) but, as I usually do, I substituted butter for oil, milk for water, and added 1/2 c sour cream. I also tried a new whipped buttercream frosting recipe from my new favorite cookbook.To make … Continue reading Spiderweb Cupcakes
Did I mention that I love pumpkin? I mean, really love it. And anything with cream cheese frosting. A few days ago, I posted my favorite pumpkin cake recipe. This recipe for pumpkin bars is similar, but more dense and since it's made in a cookie sheet-sized pan, thinner and makes significantly more servings. But same … Continue reading Pumpkin Bars
Love at First Bark by Julie Klam is 3 stories about "how saving a dog can sometimes help you save yourself." After reading the book, however, I failed to see how exactly the people involved were changed by each experience.The first story is about how she and her husband find a dog abandoned on the … Continue reading Book Review- Love at First Bark
A few months back, I won a cookbook from Chef Pandita. Awesome, right? It was Abby Dodge's Desserts 4 Today, a collection of dessert recipes with only 4 ingredients. There are some great recipes in there, and one that I wanted to try was her Peach Cobbler. This easy, quick recipe uses phyllo dough instead … Continue reading Peach Cobbler
Ok, so it's 80 degrees here, but I'm really in the mood for fall. And my favorite thing EVER in the fall is anything pumpkin. I made pumpkin bars for the first time a few weeks ago, but I've been craving pumpkin cake. This recipe is seriously the best- moist and warm, topped with creamy cream … Continue reading Pumpkin Cake
This cake was for Kylie, who turned 6. She wanted Hello Kitty and Sleeping Beauty, but I couldn't figure out how to incorporate both. The cake was vanilla chocolate marble with vanilla filling.This is my last cake before baby #4, set to come this Friday. Ahh!
This is so three months ago, but I'm trying to catch up. For my hubs birthday, I made an almond cake and chocolate almond ice cream. This ice cream is his mom's recipe, and his favorite in the world. It's easy and quick- no cooking or eggs involved. Just mix everything together and throw it … Continue reading Chocolate Almond Ice Cream