Grandma Shirlee’s Coffee Cake

This is a recipe I got from my husband’s grandmother. I am not sure where she got it… perhaps from an older cookbook, a friend, or a family member. We make it often because it’s really easy and quick and everyone always likes it. Ingredients 1 box of yellow cake mix (Duncan Hines or Betty…

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The Project Board – A Look Back

Today marks 6 years since I started my blog. I’ve found it very helpful to keep track of how I’ve done things throughout the years like how I made curtains or a certain recipe. I don’t otherwise mark a lot of this down and it’s been helpful to be able to come back and follow…

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Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

It may be a tad early for pumpkin-flavored things but the colder-than-average temperatures have put me in the mood to bake fall favorites. I found a recipe for pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies online and, after reading some of the comments, decided to make some changes to the recipe.  My cookies turned out less chewy than regular…

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Chocolate and Peanut Butter

We’re going to a New Year’s Eve party tonight, so I thought I’d make some cookies to bring.  I decided to try the peanut butter cookies that my mom made for Christmas and I also used my go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe. For the chocolate chip cookies, I used a recipe I found on Marsha’s…

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Christmas Delights

I hope the holidays are going well for you so far.  For Christmas, I made a few items I thought I’d share with you. The first is pillow cheesecake that was inspired by this one from Tartelette. Instead of their chocolate shortbread crust, I made a traditional crust (2 cups of graham cracker crumbs, 5…

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Zucchini Bread Recipe

I didn’t wait long after the start of fall to make some zucchini bread.  This recipe is a combination of recipes I’ve seen online and one that my mother-in-law gave to me a few weeks ago. Ingredients – 3 cups all-purpose flour – 1.75 cups of sugar (most recipes call for 2 cups, so you…

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3 Year Blogiversary!

I created the project board exactly 3 years ago today.  I’d like to highlight some of my favorite posts from the past year. Click on the picture to be taken to that post. Autumn Leaves – October 3, 2014 2. 2015 Calendar – December 10, 2014 3. Coffee Chocolate Cake – January 11, 2015 4….

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I Made Bread!

I made a loaf of bread today using yeast and everything! That might sound trivial to many of you, but this is the first time I’ve ever used yeast.  In fact, when I was in Home Economics in the 8th grade, we learned about yeast and had to make pizza crust. But guess who forgot…

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Coffee Chocolate Cake

Happy New Year everyone! Today I made chocolate cake using a recipe a friend gave to me about 10 years ago.  The recipe calls for strong coffee, which makes the cake moist.  In exchange for the coffee, you can use less butter and no oil.  So, it’s healthy cake!  Right? Cake Ingredients 1 cup all…

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Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

After trying the Brown Butter Snickerdoodle recipe, I knew I wanted to try another cookie recipe made with brown butter.  This weekend I decided to make the Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe and they turned out amazing. They’re made with a tablespoon of Greek yogurt, which helps them stay soft.  I made them on…

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