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Top Ten Most Popular Recipes

Top Ten Most Popular Recipes

Some of my readers have been asking which are my most popular recipes? I’m excited to share my top ten recipes with you.  I’m not surprised that some of my most popular recipes are desserts. Who doesn’t like a sweet treat now and then? Pie, cake, cheesecake, yum! You’ll...

Five Flavor Cake With Six Flavor Glaze

Five Flavor Cake With Six Flavor Glaze

The popularity of cake recipes come and go but this five-flavor cake with six-flavor glaze has been a favorite for generations of families. It must be the delightful combination of lemon, coconut, rum, and vanilla that makes it so good. Ingredients for the Five-Flavor Cake: 1 cup/250 mL (2 sticks)...

Homemade Pumpkin Pie

Homemade Pumpkin Pie

Nothing is better than homemade pumpkin pie with a dollop of whipped cream on top. It is a dessert that brings back warm memories of family holiday dinners. Pumpkin pie is traditionally made in the fall when the pumpkins are ripe but it can be baked up any time...

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 bake but without all those strange ingredients they add to commercial mixes. The ingredients are simple, and...

How to Know Which Vanilla Extract To Use

One of the most common questions I am asked is which vanilla should I use? There are many vanilla extracts to choose from, Watkins has three types pure, baking and clear vanilla. I’ll help you determine the best vanilla for your needs. Here’s a handy chart explaining how to...

Real Peanut Butter Cups

Ahhh, who loves chocolate and peanut butter?  Made with natural ingredients these peanut butter cups are the real deal! These treats are easy to make and healthier than those famous cups. I used silicone muffin liners so it was easy to pop each cup out of the mold. Paper cupcake or...

Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread Cookies

It’s the last day of twelve days of Christmas cookies and I’ve saved the best for last, shortbread cookies are 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...

Cinnamon Pecan Crunch Bars

These quick and easy to make, decadent cinnamon pecan crunch bars are actually more like candies. They make a nice addition to your holiday baking and, or great gifts! Warning these are addictive so you may need to hide them! 12 graham crackers, 2 1/2″x 4 3/4″ each 2...

How To Make Pure White Icing

Have you wondered how to make pure white icing? Some times you need pure white icing to frost and decorate a cake. Butter cream icing isn’t quite white as the butter and vanilla extract effects the color. Ingredients: 2 cups white vegetable shortening 1 teaspoons Watkins clear original double...

How To Bake Like a Pro The First Time – Basic Baking Tips

Baking can be both an art and a science but with a few basic tips you can be baking up home made goodies from scratch with ease. By following the baking tips below you’ll learn how to bake like a pro the very first time you try.  Unlike cooking,...