Homemade Marshmallows

homemade marshmallow recipe

Homemade Marshmallows video (scroll down for printable recipe) Homemade marshmallows are SO EASY. Like, really really really easy. As long as you have a stand mixer with a whisk attachment and a thermometer (see link at the bottom for the one I use) you, too, can make marshmallows at home to put on top of your […]

Chocolate Pound Cake

chocolate pound cake

Chocolate Pound Cake Video (scroll down for printable recipe) My grandmother Hornsby was pound cake’s biggest fan. Any excuse to break out the frozen Sara Lee, she was right on top of that. A dollop of Cool Whip and maybe a few sliced strawberries and voila. Dinner is served. I don’t recall her ever actually […]

Oven S’mores

smores indoors

Post Sponsored by Honey Maid, Hershey’s and Jet-Puffed Marshmallow. Celebrate National S’mores Day even if you don’t have access to a campfire! Make s’mores in the oven. It’s fast, easy and safe. National S’mores Day is August 10. Oven S’mores Video Oven S’mores Recipe 5.0 from 1 reviews Oven S’mores   Save Print Multiply this […]

Easiest Ice Cream Pie

Easiest Ice Cream Pie

Ice Cream Pie (Scroll down for printable recipe!) Chris’s grandma Pauline clipped this basic recipe from a magazine, probably in the early 1980s, judging by the food photography and yellowing of the paper. The original instructs how to make ice cream sandwiches with the “dough”, but Chris remembers her always making an ice cream pie […]

Peach Melba

Peach Melba

Peach Melba Video (scroll down for printable recipe) For our French Brunch party, I chose Peach Melba to serve for dessert since it’s peach season and this happens to be one of the easiest desserts in history. Created by the one and only Escoffier, and named for famous British soprano Nellie Melba, Peach Melba is […]

Deluxe Chocolate Chip Cookies

oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

I love cookies with lots of stuff in them. These deluxe chocolate chip cookies have lots and lots of stuff in them: chocolate chips, oatmeal, coconut, pecans, almonds, walnuts. If you’re more of a mind to make simple chocolate chip cookies, you can omit the coconut and nuts and just use more chocolate chips. If […]

Apple Cake

apple cake

Before we get to the business of this totally amazing apple cake with marzipan fruits, let me tell you a story. Or you can skip the story and just scroll along down to the video and recipe. I will never know the difference and you will get apple cake a little bit sooner.

How to Make Marzipan Fruits

How to Make Marzipan Fruits

How to make marzipan fruits: apples, pears, oranges It’s not too difficult to make your own marzipan fruits for decorating cakes or just for eating. Marzipan is an almond paste that is readily available in grocery stores near the cake decorating supplies. Odense is a common brand and it’s sold in 7 ounce tubes. The […]

Dirt Cake

Dirt Cake

Dirt Cake recipe Video (scroll down for printable recipe) The Dirt Cake is something that many people grew up on. Not me. I think dirt cakes are indigenous to the American midwest which would explain why I’d never heard of them until I was well past voting age. That, and my mom is a devout sugar-hating […]