Baking

This time of year seems perfect to share this recipe for easy, homemade hot cocoa. I’ve always made most everything from scratch. My family thinks the food tastes so much better than store bought. From icing for cakes, to candies, and even hot cocoa mixes. And besides, pre-packaged mixes, and even other items are filled […]

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  With Easter coming up I wanted to share one of our family’s favorite cakes – Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Carrot Cake. It’s so moist and delicious. I’ve served it to many guests and they can’t believe it’s gluten-free. This would make a great addition to your Easter dinner, birthdays, bridal showers, or even wedding receptions! I […]

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If you did a happy dance when you flipped your calendar page this morning like I did and are looking forward to fall, then you are going to love what I have to share with you today!  I have a fun cookbook giveaway, and our shop is having a sale that you are not going […]

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As I write this recipe post I’m flooded with memories of when my daughters’ were little, working right alongside me helping to make these cookies. Evan as they grew older they would frequently ask me if we could make our “mother and daughter cookies” as they called them. After all these years I still have […]

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They say that one’s sense of smell is the foremost of the five in terms of the strongest link to memory.  As a girl tied deep to my roots in tradition, I’d have to say that taste must be next in line. Through the years, while change melts and molds us and brings things new, […]

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Mandarin Orange-Pineapple Cake

by Carmen on March 19, 2011 in Food

Happy Spring everyone!  It seem like we’ve been waiting forever for this special day to arrive.  Well, here in northern Indiana it may seem like forever.  Those of you who live in nice, balmy climates may not think this day is so special.  The beginning of Spring means baby animals will be born soon.  Our […]

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I am not a discriminatory person.  I believe that all cookies were created with the inalienable right to be eaten by me. My husband, however, is not such an egalitarian.  To him, a cookie is simply not a cookie unless it is soft and chewy. Now, considering that we are wandering renters, and the ovens […]

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