Classic Swedish Cinnamon Rolls : Kanelbullar

Hi everyone , first I gotta admit that I wouldn't think about to write this recipe at all....more

I Miss Baking

A friend recently shared an article about the science behind baking perfect chocolate chip cookies. I love to bake. Ever since I was little. I’m not sure  where I got this from, even though both sets of grandparents were fabulous cooks, none of them really baked much, at least not from scratch.My maternal grandmother would bake a chiffon cake from a mix for every grandchild’s birthday, always celebrated at her house, with no frosting, but with a big scoop of ice cream. She liked the lightness of chiffon cakes, and hers were always perfect. ...more

How to Change a One Year Old's Diaper in 35 Easy Steps

Today's NaBloPoMo prompt: Write a "how to" post about anything you've got skills for, small or large.A Step by Step Guide to Changing a One Year Old's Diaper:1. Catch baby after chasing him around the couch.2. Lift baby so his bum is in front of your face.3. Conduct whiff test to confirm, yes, he pooped.4. Carry squirming baby to the changing area.5. Place baby on his back on the changing table.6. Commence taking off baby's pants as he tries to roll over.7. Place baby on his back on the changing table, again....more

Easy Frosted Pastries

I’m not the type of cook who does pretty. It’s more about easy. My food is usually edible even if it doesn’t look all that great. At my soon to be brother-in-laws wedding last year, my soon to be mother-in-law (STBMIL) had a friend who made this amazing dessert (how’s that for a convoluted start to a story). I probably had about a hundred of these tiny pastries thingy’s with yummy frosting....more

It's my birthday! Let's talk about cake.

“My little Sachertorte” is a term of endearment that I could’ve sworn Count von Count used for The Countess, but I haven’t been able to find any evidence to support such a claim. A Sachertorte is also a cake that originated in Austria in the 1800s, when Prince Wenzel von Metternich ordered a special dessert. Metternich’s chef was ill, though, and so a young apprentice named Franz Sacher took on the task and lo, the Sachertorte was born....more

Apple and Blackberry Clafoutis

German Chocolate Brownies

It is very rare that you will find me in the kitchen baking, but when I do, I am the queen of taking something “boxed” and turning it into something AMAZING!  If you want something 100% from scratch, Alison is your go to girl.  If you want something spiced up because you just don’t have the extra time, or patience, call me!!Click here for the recipe:
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Baked Mac & Cheese Cups

Homemade Mac & Cheese is one of our favorites in this house! It’s our go to side dish when nothing sounds good and it’s also a major go to option when we’re having a party.Today I put a little twist on my usual baked mac & cheese and placed it in individual cup cake liners before baking.I used red & white cupcake liners so it was absolutely perfect to go with our other foods for the football party!Click here for the recipe:

Red Velevet Trfile

This trifle is layered with red velvet cake and a delicious cheesecake mixture topped off with hot fudge so you’re sure to please all of your taste buds. Plus it is super quick to make and looks amazing. Now if you’re an Ohio State fan and you’re making this for a football party it’s already the perfect color combo! You’re welcome. Click here for recipe: