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Crazy Sour Cream Spice Cake

Crazy Sour Cream Spice Cake

I baked this crazy sour cream spice cake for a non-profit fundraising event recently. It was a huge hit and a number of people at the event asked me for the recipe. I found in one of Mom’s cookbooks. When I saw this recipe I notice it’s a wacky...

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Watkins Lemon Blueberry Muffins Blueberry muffins are one of the most popular muffins so when I saw this lemon blueberry muffin recipe in our new Watkins catalog I was excited to try it. Lemon and blueberries make a delightful flavour combination. You’ll find a printable version of the recipe at the bottom of...

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.  It is not a surprise that some of my most popular recipes are desserts. Who doesn’t like a sweet treat now and then? Pie, cake, cheesecake,...

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. There’s nothing better than a tried and true five flavor...

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...

Deluxe Sugar Cookies

Deluxe Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies are a popular cookie for Christmas, Easter, Valentines Day or any day. These deluxe sugar cookies can be eaten plain, decorated with icing or sandwiched together with jelly or jam to make jam jams. Part of the holiday fun is baking. Decorating cookies is a wonderful and...