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[15 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]
Gingerbread Cake

I love gingerbread. It is one of my favorite holiday flavors, so around Christmas I am always looking for great gingerbread recipes. This recipe is so easy and elegant you could easily serve it after Christmas dinner or just have one around for guests that stop by.

[11 Dec 2010 | One Comment | ]
Sugar Cookie Frosting Recipe

This is an easy and classic sugar cookie frosting recipe to go along with my favorite sugar cookie recipe.

[11 Dec 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe

Sugar cookies are the favorite Christmas cookies in our household. The cookie dough can be prepared ahead and kept refrigerated until ready to use.

[14 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Pumpkin Muffins

This is a great Fall recipe for pumpkin muffins. I love pumpkin and use it whenever I can. This would be a great addition to a Thanksgiving dinner or even a quick snack for the morning after Thanksgiving before shopping.

[2 Apr 2010 | One Comment | ]
Chocolate Cupcakes

My kids love these chocolate cupcakes. We’ve gone through our fair share of cupcake recipes and I think we have narrowed down this as our favorite chocolate cupcake recipe. A great thing about these chocolate cupcakes is the fact that you can make the unfrosted cupcakes ahead of time and freeze them for a month if you are short on time.

[9 Feb 2010 | One Comment | ]
Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet cupcakes and cakes are such a nice treat on Valentine’s Day. The cake is surprisingly chocolaty and the rich cream cheese frosting make it such a beautiful and decedent dessert. I love this recipe because it is not as oily as some red velvet recipes because it uses sour cream instead of buttermilk.

[9 Feb 2010 | One Comment | ]

This is a great and easy cream cheese frosting. Try it on my Red Velvet Cupcakes.
In a large mixing bowl, with an electric mixer, beat together:
1 8oz package of cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 tablespoons sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla
Mix until combined, then slowly add in:
1 16oz box powdered sugar
Beat until smooth. Frosts about 30 cupcakes or one 2 layer cake.

[21 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]
White Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

These are the perfect cookies for Fall because of the seasonal pumpkin flavor.  They turn out a beautiful rich golden color and are filled with nutritious pumpkin puree and sweet white chocolate chips.  Perfect for a Halloween party or an alternative to pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Grease cookie sheets.  In a large mixing bowl, beat together:
1 14oz can pumpkin puree
1 cup softened butter
2 cups sugar
Once mixed, add:
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
Beat until fluffy and mixed.  Once combined, add:
3 and 1/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
3 teaspoons baking …

[9 Oct 2009 | 3 Comments | ]

This is my daughter’s favorite chocolate cake.  She loves to help me make it.  It is so moist and delicious.  Try frosting it with the Truffle Frosting for the most amazing dessert.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour to 8 or 9 inch round cake pans.  In a large mizing bowl, add:
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup very hot water
1 cup butter
Mix until butter is broken down and large lumps have melted away.  Then add:
1 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups sugar
Beat until mixture is smooth.  Add:
3 cups …

[9 Oct 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

This is a very easy frosting and so yummy!  Try it on the Whopper Cake or Chocolate Cupcakes.
In a medium sauce pan, over medium high heat, add:
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/4 corn syrup
Bring mixture to a simmer and turn off heat.  Add:
12 oz semisweet chocolate chips
Allow to stand for a few minutes and then whip until mixture is smooth.  Cover and chill for about 1 1/2 hours or until desired consistency.  Beat with an electic mixture to fluff before frosting.  Frosts two 8 or 9 inch cake pans or …