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Blueberry Cream Cheese Spread

Do you ever feel like you feed your family way too much processed food? Or that maybe you spend way too much money on something that you could easily make??  My hubby came home from a grocery store run with a container of blueberry cream cheese spread…you know, the kind…

Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake rolls, Sweet Rolls, Raspberry Rolls, Cinnamon roll dough, dough, bread, potato bread, lemon, raspberry, cream cheese, mascarpone cheese

Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake Sweet Rolls

Life provides the sweetest recipes…and that’s how we came up with these Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake Sweet Rolls. My childhood was filled with people who really knew how to bake. My Mom baked all sorts of breads, cookies and other treats to barter for all of our music lessons. She even…

Cannoli Cake, homemade cannoli cake recipe, cannoli, from scratch cannoli cake, ricotta filling, pistachio cannoli, homemade cannoli filling

Cannoli Cake

  I married a Chicago boy. He introduced me to Cannoli’s on a visit to Chicago a few months after we got married.  They looked delicious sitting there in that display case, and I was excited to taste one. Unfortunately,  the place he took me to didn’t make very tasty…

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Banana Pudding Cupcakes

Banana Pudding Cupcakes… I love making cakes, but I do NOT like making cupcakes.  They very rarely bake up the way I want them to, and it drives me crazy!  So, when Caking Kid 1 said he wanted to make a Banana Pudding Cupcake, I was skeptical.   Surely he’d…

Homemade Cookie Butter made with shortbread Lorna Doone Cookies, how to make cookie butter

Homemade Cookie Butter

  Pinterest. It can be a dangerous thing for your waistline…unless you are a growing teenage boy. That teenage boy (we’ve talked about his food obsessions before) is the very reason I’m bringing you this next recipe… Homemade Cookie Butter.  And not just ANY Cookie Butter either.  This is a SHORTBREAD…

Chocolate Raspberry Cookie with chocolate chips, real raspberries. Thick chewy chocolate chip raspberry cookie.

Chocolate Raspberry Cookies

  Raspberries and Chocolate…Chocolate and Raspberries…Chocolate Raspberry Cookies.  Yeah, do I have your attention now?   When you mix those beautiful, tangy, red berries with chocolate…that’s a match made in heaven!!  Makes my tastebuds do a happy dance!!  Putting that combo into a warm, thick, chewy Cookie?? Sounds too good to be true right??…

Butter Beer Cake, Butterscotch Sauce, Fluffy Buttercream, Frosting, Butterscotch, Recipe

ButterBeer Cake Recipe

Harry Potter.  It wasn’t until I had children of my own that I fell hard for these beautiful books and movies.  Two years ago, I took my sisters to Universal Studios Orlando for my youngest sister’s 21st birthday.  There we entered the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I was like…

Snow hat Christmas Holiday cake, first fondant cake

Winter Snow Hat Cake by Caking Kid 2

If I had to pick one word to describe my Caking Kid 2.0 it would be vivacious.  She is SO full of life, and adds a splash of color wherever she goes. She has always been creative, very imaginative and when she sits still long enough, she can crank out…

Chocolate Chip cookie recipe, delicious, soft, chewy cookies, sandwiched with buttercream, and a hint of mint, mint chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies FOUR Ways

When I think about cookies, the first one to pop into my head is Chocolate Chip cookies. There is nothing like a warm, chewy chocolate chip cookie.  My friends would beg me to make chocolate chip cookies for them when I was a teenager, and my siblings still beg me…

Halloween Cake Pops

Cake Pops…do you love them? I’m not a huge fan. It’s a texture issue for me. The ones I’ve had have either been like mush or dry and tasteless.  My second Caking Kiddo on the other hand LOVES them.  A couple of weeks ago, I taught a cake decorating class….