Book Cake

On a whim this week I decided I would try and make a book cake, for no other reason than to see if I could do it and make it look okay. I’m pretty proud of my first attempt at a carved cake.  Not sure I will do it again, it was a lot of…

Russian Honey Cake

Okay, I’ve already found my perfect Honey Cake recipe, and well to be honest, on Sunday I was bored.  This is what happens when I’m bored, I bake.  My husband has become accustomed to this happening, so after almost 28 years today, he knows if I start puttering around the house looking at everything, I’m…

Kasekuchen (German Baked Cheesecake)

  Here’s another recipe my Oma used to make when I was younger.  Once we started going out before Christmas and loading up on food to cover us for the holiday season, I started buying the cheesecakes that they sold at the German market.  My Oma never gave me a recipe for this, but I’ve…

Sacher Torte

  I’ve made a Sacher Torte a few times now, but I’ve been too afraid to make the traditional chocolate glaze that goes over top, so I’ve generally used a chocolate ganache to coat the cake at the end.  Well, this time I decided I would give it a go and try the traditional chocolate…

Honey Cake

I’m not sure about anyone else, but I absolutely LOVE honey cake.  It’s one of the things that I always buy when I go to the German market.  My older son loves it as well, so if I ever want any when I buy it, I have to buy at least 2 of them so…

Apple Cake

This is my take on the French Apple Cake – there are a lot of similarities in the simplicity of this cake, although I was never a huge fan of the custardy middle of a French Apple Cake, and this one has a definite “cakey” cake middle which is something I prefer. It’s a true…

Pizza Dough

First off, Happy New Year everyone!  Hopefully no one over did it over the holidays?  I tried my best and didn’t eat too too much. Of course, my older son’s birthday was just after the New Year, and my mom had bought us a Yule Log to have for Christmas (it was so amazingly good…

Ready For Christmas

Today I had my family over for Christmas brunch.  There was lots of food (way too much), along with cookies and treats that I had made a week ago, and of course a cake!   I didn’t actually take any photos of this cake while it was being made, but it’s such an amazing cake…

Fudge

Again, another staple for Christmas baking is fudge.  I believe I started making fudge shortly after my husband and I first moved out together when I was 18.  One of my husband’s friends girlfriend told me just to melt chocolate, pour in a can of sweetened condensed milk and voila – fudge. Now, my mom…

Peanut Butter Balls

For years I would make peanut butter cookies, and push a mini Reeces Peanut Butter Cup into them.  But a few years ago I decided to try making these. My husband and my younger son both agree that these are simply the best.  These do not last more than a week in this house.  Which…

December 2016: Share and Inspire Others! Entries

Originally posted on The Recipe Hunter:
First and foremost, I wish to extend a hearty and very big thank you to one and all for your partcipation in this new monthly recipe exchange!!  I am overwhelmed with the great response on our very first monthly Share and Inspire Others! Themed Recipe Exchange. I am so excited…

Soft Gingersnap Cookies

I know, it’s sort of incorrect to call these Ginger Snap cookies, as there is no real snap to them, but it’s what I’ve always called them.  They’re one of my favorites (I know I have a lot of favorite cookies – I have a problem that I’m willing to admit when it comes to…