Cranberry Chocolate Christmas Cake

Cranberry Chocolate Cake

Holiday traditions run strong in our family. We have the favorites that we cling to each year and we always enjoy adding new traditions to our list. One dessert that surfaces each holiday is Cranberry Chocolate Cake. Now don’t panic when you see … [Keep reading...]

Southwest Appetizer Cheesecake Recipe

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‘Tis the season! I love everything the holidays has to offer—the sights, sounds, smells, and food combine with the joy, hope and love and make the season magical. But, let’s be real. All that joy creates a crazy, busy schedule. Yet no one wants … [Keep reading...]

Order Cake Mixes Online

Carrot Cake witih Slice

We are up and running and ready for your orders! We have had great success at our retail venues and the holiday shows proved to be exciting for all. Lots of folks found the answer for that hard to buy for friend and relative this Christmas. We … [Keep reading...]

Slow Cooker Cake Mixes

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It is here!  We have a BIG announcement to make today and I must admit I am shaking in my boots.  If you have read our blog for any time at all, you know that we met in the test kitchens at Rival®, the folks who introduced the CrockPot® slow … [Keep reading...]

Make once, eat twice Chicken Pot Pie recipe

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My daughters will tell you I am not wired to sit on the couch and watch TV. One show, maybe, but after that, no. I laugh when people comment that my empty nest might be calm and that now I have free time. Not so much. I am busy. Constantly busy and … [Keep reading...]

Crescent pastry

Coffee Cake

It happens! Some days I cave and go straight to the easy way out. No, I am not always proud but hey, I am human. Yes, I went to pastry school and yes, I travelled to Paris with Julia Child and have attended more pastry school presentations than I can … [Keep reading...]

Bacon Ranch Chicken Sandwiches

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Tailgating. Eating outside before the game on a picturesque fall day is packed with fun. The air snaps with a cool breeze, but laughter and cheers chase the chill away. Grills fire up and smoke encircles everyone, friends and fans of the opposing … [Keep reading...]

Microwave Caramel Corn

Microwave Caramel Corn

What a magnificent fall season we are enjoying in the Midwest. It seems necessary to pinch myself over and over again to ensure that I am not living in San Diego. Beautiful orange infused sunrises combined with pink and purple sunsets, cool mornings, … [Keep reading...]

Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe

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It is fall baking season. Cooler days draw me into the kitchen. The oven is on, warming the kitchen and filling the kitchen with wonderful aromas. My new current baking passion is Sticky Toffee Pudding. I kept stumbling across it on menus in … [Keep reading...]