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10 Ingredients to Use in Your Baking Instead of Eggs

If you’re trying to find out new ways to swap eggs out of your recipes for baking, it can be difficult to get the results you want. Instead of picking one product to use as a substitute for eggs for every recipe, you may have to choose a variety of alternatives depending on the job […]

Top 5 Best Pastries to Serve During the Holidays

Nothing compares to a hand-made holiday confections that satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. Whether you are in the mood for a chocolate chip cookie or a conventional croissant, there is a pastry out there that will suit your taste. Bite into our list of favorite pastries that make the best desserts for the Holidays! Croissant […]

30 Cookie Recipes for Christmas!

This week is all about the baking for me. As soon as I’m done putting this post together I will be headed into my kitchen to start baking up tons of cookies for family and friends. Below is a list of 30 cookies that I have baked and tried at home. A few of our […]

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread Recipe

I love mini things: mini bottles of ketchup, mini books, mini loaves of bread… You know what’s nice about mini loaves of bread? They make great additions to Christmas cookies for presents! I was recently sent a Sweet Creations by Good Cook 4 cup loaf pan and some holiday parchment paper and was told to have […]

Culinary School

Note: This post is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. Ever since I took classes from Wilton for cake decorating, I have become more and more interested in the culinary arts. I’m nervous about going back to school, though, for more than one reason. I’m not sure I want to spend that […]

Kids in the Kitchen: Baking bread

Yesterday we had some pretty nasty storms in the Chicago area that shut down most everything, including school for my kids. I was not ready for them to be home for the day. I only had enough bread for Little Man’s lunch so I decided to make some bread and have the kids help me […]

Kid’s in the Kitchen Weekly Series

 Kids in the Kitchen is a new weekly series to showcase all the ways kids can be involved in meal planning,shopping, preparing and even cooking. Each week we ask you to share your stories, pictures and recipes that involve your kids in the kitchen. Did you know that kids are more likely to eat new foods if they are involved […]

Cooking Measurement Conversion Chart

If you use MyFitnessPal to enter recipes, like me, to find out calories per serving, you may run into the same problems I do, over and over again. In MyFitnessPal, a lot of items don’t have the measurements you want to enter. For example, yesterday I was trying to enter olive oil into a recipe […]

Family Meals at the holidays

I remember as I was growing up that my favorite smell in the world was Thanksgiving and Christmas when my mom would be cooking in the kitchen. Still to this day whenever I cook pork sausage it brings me back to those days. My mom made her turkey stuffing with pork sausage in it. This […]

Taste-Test Tuesday: Red and White Velvet Cookies

I decided to give the Duncan Hines Red and White Velvet Cookies recipe a try. Ingredients Cake: 1/2 cup butter 1 box Duncan Hines® Red Velvet Cake Mix 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract White Chocolate Dip: 2 bars (6 oz. each) white chocolate premium baking bars, broken into pieces 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening […]

Share Our Strength Great American Bake Sale!

Last Thursday my Mom’s Group took part in Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale. A huge thanks to Domino Sugar for providing our group with a gift card to get supplies to help out at the sale! Here’s a little about how the Share Our Strength funds work to help hungry children in America: […]

Wilton Checkerboard Cake Review and Giveaway!- Closed

I was so excited to be able to do a Wilton Review. I LOVE Wilton products. I took all four Wilton cake decorating courses over a year ago and actually started teaching classes at Hobby Lobby. I think due to the economy, people were just not signing up for courses. Due to no interest and […]