Yogurt Pound Cake

I eat yogurt all the time, but I don’t really cook a lot with yogurt. I’ve found that I don’t care that much for the tangy, yogurt-y taste in cooking. I prefer the taste of sour cream which is an easy substitute for yogurt. Baking however is another story. Yogurt is a substitute for butter… Continue reading Yogurt Pound Cake

Baking · Pets

Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

Recently I’ve become more and more conscious about what I’m feeding my dogs, especially after that pet food contamination business that happened last fall. If you read the label on dog food and dog treats it can be somewhat disturbing what the manufacturer actually uses for ingredients.A lot of manufacturers use corn and other fillers… Continue reading Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits


Oatmeal Buttermilk Muffins

The first time I made these muffins it was on a random Saturday when some family was coming over for breakfast. I really wanted to make some sort of muffin to go with my egg casserole so I leafed through my cookbooks and found this recipe. I chose it simply because I already had all… Continue reading Oatmeal Buttermilk Muffins


Cupcake Invasion!

A couple of weeks ago my SIL was married in Las Vegas. Only immediate family and a few close friends flew to Vegas to attend the wedding. Then this past weekend they had a reception here in town to celebrate their wedding and marriage. As a family we pretty much put together the entire reception… Continue reading Cupcake Invasion!


Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

I know I just posted that I haven’t been using my kitchen much lately, but tonight I shuffled my tools and painting supplies around to make room to bake. It’s a coworker’s birthday tomorrow and I signed up to bring the birthday treats. This particular coworker is allergic to eggs so I couldn’t make my… Continue reading Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes


Basic White Bread

Bread. A staple in almost every kitchen. At first look, homemade bread may seem complex, but it’s actually a lot easier than you think. This is only the third time I've ever made homemade bread (not using a breadmaker). Below is a recipe for basic white bread from the book Baking with Julia by Dorie… Continue reading Basic White Bread


Triple Layer Fudge

I’ve been making this recipe every year at Christmas for the past five years. I absolutely love it and it always gets rave reviews everywhere I take it. I haven’t come across any other fudge like it! The recipe comes from the cookbook “Treasury of Christmas”. I think I got it as a gift back… Continue reading Triple Layer Fudge


Cream Cheese Frosting

This cream cheese frosting recipe is FANTASTIC. I was so excited at how great it turned out. The frosting recipe also comes from the cookbook Cupcakes! by Elinor Klivans and I made it to top my pumpkin ginger cupcakes. Cream Cheese Frosting Makes 3 cups ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature 6… Continue reading Cream Cheese Frosting