A Birthday Cake

A few years ago I made a Birthday cake for my sister’s roommate.   He loves his superheroes.    He requested Batman. So, after four years I offered to make his birthday cake again.   I was gonna do Batman again, but he really wanted Deadpool.   So, Deadpool it was! I’m so happy with…

Kaiser Buns

Unfortunately, last month very unexpectedly the German bakery that my family (my grandparents, my parents, my sisters and myself) have all been going to for at least 44 years shut down. There was no prior notice, just one day it was gone. We were all sort of in shock, as this is where I would…

Happy 150th Canada!

Just a little cake for Canada Day!   Triple layer vanilla bean cake with raspberry filling and a maple buttercream.   

Homemade Quark

A few weeks ago I was out with my husband, finally a day out together where he wasn’t working (well okay, after we got home he went in to work for a few hours, but at least I got to spend some time with him). We were driving around the city and I decided to…

Whole Orange Cake

I’m a huge fan of orange cakes, as noted in my Orange Olive Oil cake.  However, I do like to make layer cakes, as the Orange Olive Oil cake cannot be layered, it’s best eaten just as is.  I have always simply used a yellow cake mix and substituted the water for orange juice and…

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

What to do when you’ve been suffering from migraine headaches for a couple of days?  Decide to make cookies is what I do.  I needed some type of distraction to get me moving around instead of lying in bed wishing my headache would go away. Normally I never make just plain chocolate chip cookies, I…

Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mothers Day everyone!   I did a little baking over the week, so I could give my mom (and mother-in-law) a special treat for Mothers Day. Yes, they’re cakes.   I swear.   It was a little more work than I thought it would be, but was so happy with the way they turned…

One Bowl Vanilla Bean Cake

So I’ve been trying more and more to make my cakes from scratch, but I absolutely love the convenience of cake mixes.  Let’s be honest, opening a bag of cake mix and dumping it into the mixing bowl, adding in the eggs, water and oil is pretty darm simple, right? So my problem with making…

One Bowl Chocolate Cake

First off, there is nothing wrong with cake mixes, I use them all the time, but this recipe has become such a go-to for me when I want a chocolate cake.   The time it takes for my oven to heat up, I have the batter made and divided up into the pans.  Also this…

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter Everyone! I made a couple triple layer cakes for Easter, one for my house and one for my mom.  There’s a layer of chocolate cake, carrot cake, and vanilla bean cake with a Swiss meringue buttercream.

Mini Dutch Baby Pancakes

Honestly, I have never had a Dutch Baby pancake before making them.  I’ve seen them a lot on TV and on menu’s, but never felt the need to order one or try and make them before.  Mostly because they are so big.  But I’ve solved this problem.  I figured if everything else can be made…

Death by Peanut Butter

My younger son turned 20 on Friday – where does the time go!!  I can’t believe both my boys are in their 20’s – I don’t even have teenagers anymore. Well, he loves peanut butter.  We, at least once a week, are buying a bag of Reese’s peanut butter cups (the mini ones).  His eyes…