Making a Boxed Cake Mix Taste Homemade


Day 41 – If you follow¬† this blog you will see I am not a big baker. I love to cook because you can mix everything together make it taste good and it works. With baking you have to have to be much more exact in how it is created because the science to make…

Gooey Butter Cake


Day 20 – Another gray day. At least it is slightly warmer today. The gray 30 degree days need to end, now. We are making dessert just about every day right now. We never used to have dessert before this shelter-in-place started. I think the whole emotional toll has made us crave carbs. Oh, wait….

School Lunch Brownies


When we were in school they always had these big pans of brownies they served for desserts. They were thick and chewy and had a layer of butter cream frosting. Now, most people like the edges of the brownies (they sell pans that allow you to have just edges) but I am a center of…

Easy Pumpkin Bread


Now that we are really feeling like it is almost fall with the back-to-school days upon us it is time for all things pumpkin spice. I am not usually a fan of pumpkin spice but am all in on team apple cider. This pumpkin bread though is a favorite of our entire family. My sister-in-law…

S’More Nachos


We were using up the last little bit of gas left in the tank of the grill the other day. We decided to try some S’more Nachos. They are regular S’More ingredients crumbled in layers in an aluminum foil pan. You can simply throw the pan away after you are all done! Super simple to…

Simple Chocolate Bundt Cake


I got to choose the dessert the other night and we have not had chocolate cake in forever! My daughter was not really into making a cake from scratch so we made a bundt cake from a cake mix AND a brownie mix. This was so easy but felt so decadent. Verdict: This was super…

Christmas Treats Week 4: Chocolate Chip Pie


You may have noticed I changed my weekly Christmas Cookie day to Christmas Treats. Since I really wasn’t making many cookies right now I decided Christmas Treats was a much better name. We are planning on doing lots of baking in the next week or so. As I watched the weather forecast tonight and the…

Christmas Cookies Week 1 (2019): Chocolate Crinkles


I have decided rather than just limit cookies to the two months prior to Christmas I am going to try to do one cookie, cake, or candy treat a week for a while. I would like to keep it going through Christmas 2019 but we shall see how this goes. I love sweets but am…

Throwback Thursday: Tea Doughnuts


Okay, so I am a day off. My entire summer has been one long Sunday and now that I am trying to adjust to having to pay attention to the days of the week I am never quite sure what day it is. These are one of my favorite weekend treats. Though we only make…

Simple Brownie “Sundae”


This isn’t a great picture but this is one of those desserts that I make from time-to-time to take to potlucks or picnics. It looks impressive, especially if you put Maraschino cherries on top with a drizzle of the juice. It is so easy my daughter made this the other night when we really wanted…

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies


A few years ago these were all over Pinterest for Christmas cookies. I had never seen them before but everyone was talking about how their mom or they used to make these all the time. I didn’t try them.¬† I am like that. When something is popular I tend to go the other way. Maybe…

Almond Cookie Bars


I love almond cookies. All kinds. I discovered these lovely melt in your mouth cookie bars a while back and I have to make them every once in a while. Sometimes I add a whole or half almond to the top. Other days like this I just make the cookies (which are super simple!!) and…