The Reason I’ll Work Out Double this Week! Cake Cake: 3 C. flour 2 C. sugar 2 t. baking soda 2 t. vanilla 1 t. salt 1/2 C cocoa 2 C Water 1 C oil 2 t vinegar Mix and bake for 35 minutes at 400. Icing: Boil 1 1/2 Cups of milk plus 1/4 C+1 Tbsp of flour and a pinch... Continue Reading →

This is a Challenge – Proceed with Strength and Motivation Pinky’s Apricot Nut Rolls Dough: 4 C. flour 1 C. sugar 1 t salt 6 t (heaping) baking powder 2 sticks of melted (not softened, MELTED!) margarine. (again, no butter!) Do not use a dough hook on a kitchenaid. This will make the dough too tough – I’m still being tsk’d by my grandmother... Continue Reading →

Just Like Each Year… Apple Spice Cake 2 1/2 sticks (20 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans 1 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise 2 pounds Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and grated on the large holes of a box grater (4 cups) 1/2 cup apple cider 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour,... Continue Reading →

Let them Eat Cake

For the Cake: 4 ounces or squares semisweet chocolate melted with 2 Tb rum or coffee 1/4 lb. or 1 stick softened butter 2/3 cup granulated sugar 3 egg yolks 3 egg whites Pinch of salt 1 Tb granulated sugar 2/3 cup pulverized almonds 1/4 tsp almond extract 1/2 cup cake flour (scooped and leveled)... Continue Reading →

Need a Fix?

Forrest’s Chocolate Chip Cookies 1 C melted BUTTER (must be butter) ¾ C brown sugar ¾ C white sugar Cream together with an electric mixer Add 2 large eggs Continue to mix until combined. Add in: 1 T vanilla 2 ¾ C flour 1 t baking powder 1 t salt. Fold in 3 cups of... Continue Reading →

Sweets for my Sweet

Flourless Chocolate Cake 1/2 c water 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 c white sugar 18 squares of bittersweet chocolate 1 cup unsalted butter 6 eggs Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Grease one 10" cake round and set aside. In a small saucepan, combine water, salt and sugar. Stir until dissolved. Melt chocolate in large bowl in... Continue Reading →

Fall is Here

Apple Butterscotch Pie1 refrigerated pie crust1 can of Apple pie filling1 jar of Butterscotch Sundae Topping1 small package of pecan halvesMix all ingredients and pour into pie crust. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes. Let cool and set up before slicing.This is an easy peasy recipe. I was inspired by one of the signs of... Continue Reading →

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