The Unicorn Cake: Beginning My Cake Journey

When it is birthday season at our home, I have an opportunity to hone my cake decorating skills and believe me they need some work. Even though I am not a skilled decorator, I enjoy decorating cakes. I also enjoy how excited my kids get when they see me decorating a cake. Here is a little morsel of the […]…

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A Bacon Lovers Fried Cabbage

Fried cabbage is typically love it or hate it dish. There is no middle of the road. It is one of the dishes that your Grandma used to make and it stunk up the house. As a child, I hated cabbage and I hated the smell of cabbage. I hated sauerkraut and the smell sauerkraut was […]…

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Springform Cakes

Almost everyone has a springform pan; but if you are anything like me, you bought one because you should have one. Then it just sets under your cabinet collecting dust. One main reason that I kept bypassing my springform pan is because I just didn’t have any good recipes until I discovered the Food52 cookbook club. Each month the […]…

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Ottolenghi Breads – Crusty Italian & Focaccia

I can’t quite put my finger on why I feel making bread is so rewarding. I have considered it a challenge and I have experienced many failures. Although, I would by no means call myself an expert. I feel I have a pretty good handle on bread making, and I like to challenge myself with new […]…

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Aunt Sue’s Blueberry Bread

About 20 years ago, my Dad handed me a piece of notebook paper and pencil and told me to follow him. I followed my Dad to a freshly plowed spot in the field. We proceeded to map out a blueberry patch of about 50 bushes consisting of several different varieties. We have long since lost […]…

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Roasted Chicken….Panna Culinary Challenge

If you love cooking and love challenging yourself in the kitchen, a Panna subscription is a must. Are you looking fabulous recipes? Famous chefs? Panna delivers. Would you like to spice up your culinary skills? Are you a visual learner? Panna makes it happen. I had my first interaction with Panna cooking when I purchased […]…

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Cinnamon Skillet Bread….a Kitchen Experience

There are many aspects of cooking that I enjoy. Baking this cinnamon skillet bread from Bakeaholic Mama encompassed three of those joys. Aromas! This is powerful. Smells can transport a person to a different time and place. They often are linked to memories. Kitchen aromas almost always elude to happy memories or memories of comfort. […]…

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The Box Challenge! Hello Fresh vs. The Green Chef

Everyone has heard of the meal subscription services. There are different companies popping up all of the time. I love the idea of having anything delivered to me. My trips to the grocery store with a 4 year old and one year old are just intermittent spats of insanity, let’s just be honest. A twenty […]…

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Chocolate Mint Cake Roll

<a href=”http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/14648159/?claim=zuvp9kuehn5″>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a> In a quest to hone my baking skills, I decided to attempt a cake roll. I have also been searching for different ways to use fresh herbs from my herb garden. One of the herbs that my husband bought for me was chocolate mint. I have a couple of ideas […]…

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The Easiest Cookie Recipe, Short & Sweet

I love making everything from scratch. I gives me a sense of accomplishment. That being said, sometimes I ain’t got time for that! So when my toddlers are pulling on me begging for cookies when I want to do is sit down, I have a “go to” short and sweet cookie recipe. Sometime, long ago, my […]…

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