Holy buckets, I can’t believe its already been a year since I’ve started this thing! And that it’s almost fall! Both are very exciting facts in my book. I started this here blog because I wanted to give myself a reason to write recipes down and measure out what I was making. Before this, I would just measure with my eyeballs. For the most part that worked for me, but it didn’t always yield a consistent result. It’s been fun to share old and new recipes and make things I’ve never made before. 1 year and 28 recipes later and it’s still something I really enjoy. I’m excited for what’s to come. In the meantime, grab a cuppa and stay awhile. Go ahead and make yourself Grandma Ritter’s Coffee Cake. While you’re at it, why not take a gander at the most popular recipes from this year?
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Good Morning and Happy Friday! Tonight’s the night of The Great British Baking Show Finals on PBS! I watched through it all the weekend the new season premiered and it was glorious. It was definitely what inspired me to make this cake. I ended up making this twice in one week because a) it’s super easy and b) I had a lot of heavy whipping cream to go use up. It’s sweet, but not too sweet and has a shedload of berries and cream.
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Good Morning and Happy Sunday! Though the flavors happening this week aren’t necessarily summer appropriate, I thought they’d spice things up a bit. It was a fantastic excuse to make my apartment smell like cinnamon. Not only that, but you get a bit of nutmeg, ginger, and clove to round out the pumpkin spices. To balance out the spices, I decided to pair it with a sweet marshmallow creme frosting. If you are looking for some creme cheese frosting, might I point you to the one in the Pumpkin Cutout Cookie recipe I posted in the fall?
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Good Morning and Happy Sunday! I hope you are all keeping cool this three-day weekend. If you’re looking for something to sweeten up your picnics, try out these cookies. They are fudgy and pack a chocolate punch. You can crumble them over some ice cream or enjoy them directly out of the oven. Continue reading “Triple Chocolate Cookies”
Good Morning and Happy Sunday! Spring is here and I couldn’t be happier! To ring in the longer days and warmer weather, I thought I’d make some lemon cupcakes. These cupcakes are a little zesty, a little sweet, with a pop of lemon curd in the center.
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Good Morning and Happy Sunday! Another Sunday morning classic I had growing up was blueberry muffins. Whether it was out of the packet or from scratch, having muffins for breakfast was a berry welcome treat. Blueberry muffins weren’t always a clear favorite for me. Don’t get me wrong, I always liked blueberry muffins but they weren’t always my favorite. Overtime my tastes changed and blueberry muffins became my number one muffin flavor. This probably has something to do with how great they were at Iowa State. This recipe was my attempt to achieve something like it, but with some edits. Continue reading “Blueberry Muffins with Oat Crumble Topping”
Good Morning and Happy Valentine’s Day! It feels good to be back making recipes again. I thought I would make a special post and share a recipe I originally made back in college. Though technically back then I didn’t use recipes, I think I was able to make something just as sweet. No matter if or how you celebrate Valentine’s day, it’s a wonderful excuse to have a bit of fun baking and share with the ones you care about. If you are looking for a dessert with a warm, chocolatey center to melt that special someone’s (or your own) heart, look no further!
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Good Morning and Happy Saturday! This morning I’d like to share my Grandma’s butter cookie recipe. It’s another Christmas classic that is requested every year by at least one family member, much to my mother’s chagrin. I, however, always loved rolling out and decorating these cookies over the holidays. I have been known to break this recipe out for any sort of holiday and season.
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Good Morning and Happy Friday! What better way to celebrate than with a little chocolate? If you are needing a little bit of snow, these sugar dusted cookies might just do the trick. At least, they always reminded me of a cold, snowy day.
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Good Morning and Happy Thursday! Today I decided to be a bit adventurous and make whoopie pies. I first learned about whoopie pies through one of my favorite shows, Unique Sweets, and they were so interesting to me. From my understanding, it’s a cake-like cookie sandwich and is easier to make than pie.
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