Cinnamon Apple Cake

Hey there!Happy Friday! Hope you are looking forward to a wonderful weekend! It is supposed to be warm and sunny in the Bay Area and I’m looking forward to being outside and soaking in some rays. Until then, I’ll be eating this cake!...more

Snake birthday cake

For my son’s 5th birthday, he wanted a snake-themed birthday party. We visited our local nature center and got to pet a live snake! Yikes!For the birthday cake, I used this recipe from Family Fun. It was super easy!You will need:...more

Don't Wait Until Your Birthday for This Classic Chocolate Cake

In our home, our children always pick what goody they want for their birthday. Sometimes it’s a birthday cake, sometimes it’s a birthday pumpkin pie. Yes, you read that right. But looking back over the years, this goody was picked more than any other--and it was always called the same thing. “The Good Chocolate Cake.” Of course, you don’t need to wait for a birthday to make this…I certainly don’t! Image: Courtesy of the Foodie Army Wife ...more
@AnitaSig The coffee does a great job of accentuating the chocolate flavor :)more

Egg-Free, Nut-Free Sunbutter Whirligig Cookies

Whirligig. Say it with me. Whirligig. See, you're having fun already!...more

Plated + Served: Easy Chimichurri Beef Empanadas

Empanadas are the world’s go-to fast food: a baked or fried hand-held pastry stuffed with anything delicious that you might ever want to eat (and probably some things you wouldn’t).In Afghanistan they’re called bolani and filled with veggies. In Malaysia, epok epok is sometimes stuffed with canned sardines. Curaçao’s pastechis have a Gouda cheese filling, while in Ghana, they’re simply called meat pies and made with corned beef....more

Kung Fu Panda birthday cake

I made this cake a few years ago for my son’s birthday. I was inspired by this cake I found on You can make this simple cake too!You will need:...more

German Pancakes

To me, these taste like a mix between pancakes and french toast. They're really really really REALLY easy to make, and even though you use a lot of eggs, they don't taste eggy. I loved them! Oh, and they will bubble up in the oven but go down some once removed from the heat.German Pancakes6 eggs1 cup milk...more

Weekly Drool ~ Pomegranate Cake 4.16.13

 One of the oldest known fruits, found in writings and artifacts of many cultures and religions, the pomegranate (punica granatum) is an original native of Persia....more

How to Substitute Baking Ingredients

I love to cook. I bet you never knew that. Lol. Cooking is very therapeutic for me. I find baking bread, making a pizza that tastes good, or attempting just about anything baking- or cooking-wise relaxes me and gives me confidence. I have spoken repeatedly about how little my grocery budget is. I have a crazy small budget that has to cover pet food, personal products, paper products, and just about anything else you can think of that can possibly be put on the grocery budget. Making great-tasting meals from that budget has become a worthy goal....more