Handy Dandy Tip No.1 : The Cookie Scoop

scoop for cookies

This Handy Dandy Tip was shared with me a few years back. I remember my friend, and experienced cookie baker, Jennifer told me about using a cookie scoop when making cookies for baking up perfectly uniform cookies. I didn’t think much of it at the time, except it was just another thing to take up space in my junky drawers. But I finally bought one, and man, was she ever right. It makes cookie making fast and fun. Not that I need any excuses to make baking cookies more fun. It is cookies that were talking about here.

Easy 7 Minute Vanilla Frosting Recipe

Easy 7 Minute Vanilla Frosting Recipe

This Easy 7 Minute Vanilla Frosting Recipe is similar to a basic meringue topping, and this frosting is so easy to work with too. That may be one of my favorite things about it! It’s makes frosting a cake fun and oh so pretty too! In 7 minutes, plus a little time for spreading, this frosting can turn an ordinary cake into an extraordinary cake worthy of any celebration just like that.

Sweet Potato Pancake Recipe

pancake recipe

If you’re looking for a good—scratch that—a great pancake, you’re in luck. These Sweet Potato Pancakes leave those rubbery, tasteless pancakes desperate to be drowned beneath butter and syrup in the dust. This recipe produces the perfect textured pancake, dense yet somehow fluffy at the same time, full of fabulous flavor with still a bit of flavor-room left for a touch of honey or syrup, or perhaps a sprinkling of crunchy Candied Bacon? Oh yeah!

Strawberry Cream Scone Recipe

Strawberry Cream Scone Recipe

This Strawberry Cream Scone Recipe for one is a real winner. I originally planned on topping it with a drizzling of a vanilla icing or something of the sort, but after a bite, or several, I decided that they were just fine naked. They have just enough sweetness to not need anything else. Just enough is always a good thing.

Cream Scones Drizzled with Chocolate


One of the many recipes that I marked to try soon was Ree’s recipe for the Perfect Cream Scone. I’m not usually a scone fan, because I think they tend to be dry and crumbly, so I was happy to find this one slightly crispy on the outside with a soft, yet coffee-dunking worthy inside. I added a drizzling of melted chocolate to dress them up a bit.

Babycakes Cupcake Maker and Cookbook Giveaway


  Cupcakes and small sized treats are all the rage right now. And it’s no wonder, the flavor combinations and creative decorating I’ve seen all around are amazing and they’re perfect portion of sweetness, not too much, not too little, just right. Plus, cupcakes and other individual sized treats are always convenient for parties. So… 

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Homemade Cheese Crackers


Last week I had the best time playing in the kitchen with these little cheese crackers. The recipe was submitted over at Tasty Kitchen and so I thought I’d put aside my apprehensions about making homemade cheese crackers and give it a try.

Chinese Chews


My mom makes these every year during the holidays, but they’re year round goodness if you ask me – like a blondie but with a crunchy shell, and a chewy inside. Not really sure where the name comes from, because, as far as I know, there isn’t anything inherently Chinese about these. If you know otherwise, please fill me in.

Yellow Butter Cake with Malted Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Malted Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting

This is a basic yellow cake topped with a splendid malted chocolate buttercream frosting. Chocolate Malt Frosting? Surely that will help kids everywhere push through one more month of standing in single file?

Blueberry Lemon Buttermilk Cake Recipe


So when I stumbled across this Blueberry Lemon Buttermilk Cake over at Tasty Kitchen I knew I had to give it a go. It’s a simple cake full of fresh lemony flavor and blueberries. The buttermilk gives it extra moisture. This one will be filed away for a regular go to for sure.

Simple Nutella cookies and an invitation.


With only four ingredients, it doesn’t get much easier than these Nutella Cookies I found over at Tasty Kitchen. They really were quite easy to throw together, and they disappeared just about as quickly as they were made.

National Food Bloggers Bake Sale


Do you know where your next meal is coming from? If you’re like me you may already be thinking about meals many days down the road. As you know, many children across the U.S. are not so blessed. Share Our Strength has been working diligently to fight childhood hunger across America through many programs to… 

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