“Frozen” Blue Velvet Cupcakes

In my last post, I wrote about my daughter’s Frozen themed birthday party. We made a beautiful Frozen snowflake cake with three layers of chocolate and vanilla cake inside. To go with the centerpiece, we also made these wonderful blue velvet cupcakes. The cupcake base is actually a Duncan Hines cake mix, but we gave […]

Marascino Cherry Layer Cake (II)

Last April I made a delicious marascino cherry layer cake for Easter. My daughter and I had a lot of fun decorating it, and we were excited to make another one this past Easter. Like last year, we used Wilton candy melts to beautify our creation. This time we poured melted purple and pink white […]

Lemon Mandarin Orange Cake w/ Fluffy Pineapple Frosting

Several months ago I made a mandarin orange cake with pineapple fluffy frosting. It was such a hit with everyone, I wanted to try it with a different flavor of cake mix. This time around I chose lemon, and it was the perfect backdrop to the mandarin oranges. Super citrusy, light but incredibly delicious, you […]

Party Rainbow Chip Fudge

Two of my favorite recipes to experiment with are pudding chip cookies and fudge. Looking at my Pinterest profile the other day, I realized that one of my most popular posts is of my birthday cake white chocolate pudding cookies.  Branching off from that idea, I decided to make white chocolate fudge with my favorite […]

Mandarin Orange Cake with Pineapple Fluffy Frosting

You may have seen mandarin orange cakes made with yellow cake mix before, but I made this one with an orange cake mix. I kept things light by using two egg whites in place of an egg, and applesauce in lieu of oil or butter. This mandarin orange cake was the featured dessert at my […]

Marascino Cherry Layer Cake

My daughter Julia (she is 3 & 1/2 years old) likes to occasionally surf Pinterest food pictures with me. The week before Easter, she eyed the cherry cake pin from Eat at Home. She immediately asked to make a cherry cake for Easter, and we were both very excited to see how it turned out. […]

Robin Eggs White Chocolate Magic Bars

There has recently been a round of magic cookie bar recipes circulating the internet. Dorothy at Crazy For Crust is a genius when it comes to this category. The Domestic Rebel also posted a rather interesting take on the bars. With Easter coming up this month, my daughter and I came up with our own […]

Vanilla Bean Gooey Butter Cookies

Vanilla Bean Gooey Butter Cookies I scooped the dough onto cookie sheets rather than rolling it into balls. The cookies will come out soft and fluffy. Just look at those gooey crackles! You may have seen recipes for gooey butter cookies floating around the internet. Basically, they are the cookie form of Paula Deen’s gooey butter […]