Creamy Maple Frosting

This would be good over just about any cake but my favorite is over a simple vanilla cake. I normally use my stand mixer for making icings but a good hand mixer would work well too. Continue reading “Creamy Maple Frosting”

Life Update and A Quick House Tour

So I’ve been trying to get this quick video tour to upload but our internet has been so crappy… well you know how our internet it so it has taken me longer than expected to get this out to you. I’ve also been feeling a bit under the weather and had an ER visit on Sunday where I found out that my potassium was low… sigh… if it isn’t one thing it is another, right? The video tour will be down below but I’ll go ahead and give up a little update on the house since our last update. Continue reading “Life Update and A Quick House Tour”

Single-Serve Hot Cocoa

Craving something sweet and warm on a cold day? Try this single-serve version of The Best Hot Cocoa and you can be sipping on a warm cup of delicious hot cocoa in just a couple of minutes! Feel free to use non-fat milk and/or try it with almond milk and omit the sugar to sweeten it with your favorite low-calorie sweetener after microwaving! Continue reading “Single-Serve Hot Cocoa”

Decorating Icing

I love to bake and decorate cakes for my family. This is my go-to recipe for decorator icing.  Continue reading “Decorating Icing”

Granny’s Buttermilk Syrup

This is delicious over French Toast or Easy Pancakes and Waffles and can be used on almost anything you would put maple syrup on. The best part is that it only takes a few minutes to make! Continue reading “Granny’s Buttermilk Syrup”

No-Bake Eggnog Cheesecake

I absolutely love Papa’s eggnog but unfortunately, I don’t have permission to share it with everyone, yet. This cheesecake has not been tested with his recipe but it has been tried with other store-bought kinds and it is wonderful!

Try making your graham cracker crust with gingersnaps instead of graham crackers and use freshly ground nutmeg if at all possible!

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No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie

This recipe is very simple to make and can be put into a homemade graham cracker crust or a chocolate crust.

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The Best Hot Cocoa

I remember learning to make this on a wood stove when I was young. We had to be really careful not to let it get too hot and scorch or the whole thing would ruin… I miss those days! Well, some parts of them. We usually only had hot cocoa or hot tea on really cold days. We would get a cup before we left the house to walk to the bus stop which really was at least 1/2 mile uphill! The warmth in our bellies would help us get up the hill but we were always happy to see the old bus come clanking down the dirt road.

This is probably my favorite hot cocoa recipe although it does take a little bit of time and patience to make it… that just seems to make it better though. It’s really good to enjoy on a cold day or after coming in from playing in the snow which is something we don’t get to do here in Florida.  Continue reading “The Best Hot Cocoa”

Boiled Coconut Icing

This would be good over just about any cake but my favorite is over a simple vanilla cake. Continue reading “Boiled Coconut Icing”

Caramel Pecan Candies

I just have to give in to my sweet tooth every now and then, especially around the holidays. I try to save the rich calorie-laden treats for when we have parties and get-togethers so I don’t end up eating them all by myself! These are always a winner! Continue reading “Caramel Pecan Candies”

Cream Puffs

These are not really hard to make and once you’ve made them a couple of times you’ll be a pro and you will be impressing all of your family and friends! Continue reading “Cream Puffs”

Made From Scratch Vanilla Pudding

This is so easy to make that you may never make pudding from a box again!

Made From Scratch Vanilla Pudding

Made From Scratch Vanilla Pudding printable recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 c. milk, scalded
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 2 1/2 t. flour
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 T. butter
  • 2 t. vanilla

Directions:

Blend half of the milk with the sugar, flour, and salt.

Add the hot milk and bring to a boil.

Cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly.

Add the 3 egg yolks and whisk well.

Cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

Remove from heat add the butter and vanilla.

Cover and cool slightly.

Chill in refrigerator.