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Quick As a Mix Chocolate Sour Cream Cake

Quick As a Mix Chocolate Sour Cream Cake

I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect chocolate cake recipe that is quick and easy to make and this chocolate sour cream cake is it! It’s as quick as a mix to but without all those strange ingredients they add to commercial mixes. The ingredients are simple, and so is...

Pressure Cooker Cheesecake in Jars

Pressure Cooker Cheesecake in Jars

This pressure cooker cheesecake is light, creamy and tastes amazing, plus it’s fast and easy! The jars are adorable and cute! I recently purchased an electric pressure cooker and everyone in the Instant Pot community kept raving about the cheesecake they made in theirs. Who knew you can bake...

The Secret to a Pretty Crust

Have you ever wondered how to get a beautiful shiny, golden brown crust on your pies, bread and other baked goods? Compare the buns on the left and the right. Which ones looks prettier and way more appetizing? The secret is to glaze or wash the dough with beaten egg just before...

Is It Ok For Children to Eat Frosting?

People often ask me questions and I’m thrilled to answer them but I thought it would also be a good idea to post some of them and the answers here! I hope you find the answer to this question I received by email helpful. “I made cupcakes with buttercream frosting using Watkins...

Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

There are countless chocolate chip cookie recipes but this one is my favorite! They are a bit cake like, not soft, but they’re not hard or crisp either.  I can’t remember where I found the recipe, I have the ingredients (but no method) written on a recipe card. It...

Shortbread Cookies

It’s the last day of twelve days of Christmas cookies and I’ve saved the best for last, shortbread my personal favorites! Christmas just wouldn’t be the same if we didn’t have these shortbread cookies. They’re sometimes called melting moments because they are so buttery and tender they practically melt...

Top 10 Cookie Baking Tips and Tricks

In order to increase your chances of baking success, here are the top ten cookie baking tips, tricks and techniques to ensure better quality cookies. Tip # 1. Start with fresh, high quality ingredients. Your cookies will only be as good as the ingredients you use to make them....

Stained Glass Cookies

Stained Glass or Magic Window cookies are so pretty on a plate and they taste pretty yummy too. This recipe is a lot of fun to make with your children. You can use these cookies to decorate your tree or just eat them of coarse! This an egg free...

Snowflake Cookies

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Not everyone gets snow this time of year but you can enjoy snowflakes, snowflake cookies that is! These look so pretty on a plate and taste wonderful. 3 eggs, beaten 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1/2 teaspoon Watkins vanilla 1/2 teaspoon baking powder...

Nutmeg Logs

These nutmeg logs are uniquely flavored with this traditional Christmas spice and frosted with rum flavored icing. A perfect holiday match! Can you believe this is day nine of the 12 days of Christmas cookies series? Nutmeg always reminds me of eggnog. Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup...