Really, the name says it all. Yum Yums have been a family favorite for generations. From my great-grandma down it has survived the years, albeit with a few changes. My mom uses walnuts verse pecans and argues that a dessert spoon of brown sugar equals a teaspoon not a tablespoon and at some point, someone […]
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Search box cake mixes on Pinterest and in five seconds you will see hundreds of posts about how to make a box cake taste better. Some say to increase the eggs, others to add milk and still say to swap out the oil for butter. I had decided to go with a Funfetti cake (even […]
Tomorrow is National Gingerbread House Day so I thought it would be a good time to write about one of my favorite holiday traditions: decorating gingerbread houses with friends and family. I honestly don’t remember the first time I made a gingerbread house, my recipe is so old that the paper is brown from being […]
This may get me banned in certain circles but I am not a fan of the pumpkin spiced latte. I wanted to be, I really did, but it just doesn’t work for me. That being said, I am a huge fan of just about everything else with pumpkin in it. Pumpkin pie, yum. Pumpkin cheesecake, […]
The Bookakery hosted its first official event a few weeks ago but it wasn’t for kids. Instead we decided to focus on a group that loves spoiling kids: Grandmas! In honor of Grandparents’ Day we held a small Grandma’s Tea to test out some recipes, share our love of children’s books and most importantly, celebrate […]
I had the opportunity to make my little sister Lizzie’s birthday cake this year. While I thought a Queen Elizabeth cake would be appropriate, Lizzie’s request was for a mint chocolate cake. I can’t say I was too disappointed since mint and chocolate is quite possibly one of the best food combinations known to man […]
I’m going to be upfront about this, these brownies aren’t fancy or refined. I have other recipes that are, but this one unashamedly isn’t one of them. They have vegetable oil instead of melted butter and corn syrup instead of honey. They don’t have chocolate slowly melted in coffee stirred into them (check out my […]