“Frozen” Cream Cheese Cookies

                                  My grandma’s cream cheese cookies have been making an appearance at Christmas since I was a child. Perhaps it is the tradition of having them only in December, but it makes me wonder why I don’t bake these […]

“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 […]

White Chocolate Sprinkle Hearts

My four year old daughter is very excited about Valentine’s Day this year. A few days ago she spotted my Wilton silicon heart mold tray in the cupboard. Since then, she has been asking to make Valentine treats with it. Two years ago, I used star silicon molds to make patriotic white chocolate M&M stars […]

GIANT Sprinkles Sugar Cookies (for 2 people)

This recipe has been adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction, although she calls them XXL Soft Sugar Cookies. Basically, I doubled Sally’s recipe and used light brown sugar instead of granulated sugar. I also tossed in some almond extract to accent the vanilla. These cookies were very simple and straight-forward to make. Mine turned out a […]

Patriotic Pretzel Snaps

Patriotic Pretzel Snaps   Print Prep time 25 mins Cook time 2 mins Total time 27 mins   Serves: 8 Ingredients 1 (1 lb.) bag butter snap pretzels 1 (8 oz.) bag white chocolate wafers 1 small jar red, white, and blue sprinkles Instructions Empty the bag of pretzels into a large bowl. Set aside. […]

White Chocolate Strawberry Funfetti Cake Bars

  These white chocolate strawberry funfetti cake bars are an original recipe that I toyed around with last week. Using my almond squares as a springboard, I doubled the ingredients and added three things: Duncan Hines frosting creations packets (strawberry shortcake flavor), plenty of  rainbow sprinkles, and a bag of white chocolate chips. The recipe […]

Cotton Candy Birthday Cake Oreo Fudge

       It has been months since they came out, but I am still having fun experimenting with the new Duncan Hines frosting creations packets. This time, I used the cotton candy flavor in my favorite oreo fudge recipe. Instead of regular Oreos, I used the special edition Birthday Cake Oreos. I also added frozen rainbow […]

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. […]

Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookie Cake

Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookie Cake Can you tell I like sprinkles? Just look at all the vanilla bean specks! By the way, you can never have too much frosting!      Three weeks ago I posted a wonderful recipe for Lofthouse Sugar Cookie Bars.I adored these bars so much, I made them in a smaller pan […]

Pink Valentine Funfetti Fudge

Pink Valentine Funfetti Fudge In the past I have tried my hand at fudge with sprinkles. First, I made Funfetti Fudge with vanilla extract and no added color. Next I made Birthday Cake Fudge with almond extract and blue food coloring. This time, in honor of Valentine’s Day, I used vanilla and almond extracts with red food […]