~Throwback Thursday ~ Great Betty & German Chocolate Cake!

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~Throwback Thursday ~ Great Betty & German Chocolate Cake! My Papa was an amazing man who was so gentle, kind and incredibly talented.  I invite you to view this new story, photo gallery and video to find out a bit more about this wonderful man. After he was widowed, he remarried a remarkable lady named […]

Throwback Thursday ~ Classic Coca Cola Cake & Happy Birthday Gigi!!!

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Throwback Thursday ~ Classic Coca Cola Cake! Happy 91st Birthday to my wonderful Grandmother today!!!!!     As I’ve mentioned before, the school cafeteria was a place full of wonder……some good and some, well, that you just had to wonder what it was they were serving! But an all time favourite was the chocolate sheet […]

~ Throwback Thursday ~ Wacky for CAKE!!!!

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~ Throwback Thursday ~ Wacky for CAKE!!!! I’ve been cleaning up and clearing out the house room by room to reduce the clutter and, along the way, I’ve had a great time looking through some old photos. These are of my now 15 & 1/2 year old Dancing Daughter.  I think she was about 4 […]

~ Road Test Tuesday and Top Tip! Casalare Tempura Batter ~

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~ Road Test Tuesday and Top Tip! Casalare Tempura Batter ~  On the weekend we had our 4th of July celebration and one of the desserts was the Skillet Dump Cake but the other was super thick Brownie Ice Cream Sundaes!  I baked the brownies in a Chinet Bakeware pan the day before and then […]

~ Muffin Monday ~ Banana Chocolate Oatcakes and WINNER of the Silpat Baking Mat!!

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~  Muffin Monday ~ Banana Chocolate Oatcakes and WINNER of the Silpat Baking Mat!! Congratulations to Sandra W who says “I love oatmeal raisin cookies. Even though they are nothing fancy and are one of the most basic cookies you can find out there, there is just something about their chewiness, mildness with the oats, […]

Final Cookie Recipe, Failsafe and Favourite Things GIVEAWAY Silpat Baking Mat!

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  Final Cookie Recipe, Failsafe and Favourite Things GIVEAWAY Silpat Baking Mat! I’m so sorry this is so late but I’ve really struggled with time since I arrived back home!  I ALWAYS find it harder to travel from the US to Australia and it takes me days to adjust back to our time.  I can’t […]

The Party’s Over…..

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The Party’s Over….. I don’t have the final cookie recipe for you today because I’m leaving to head home this afternoon in a huge thunderstorm YIKES! I have had a wonderful time with my family and thank my parent’s and sister so very much for having me. I am so grateful to my family, my […]

Cookie Week ~ Triple Trouble (Nieces and Triple Chocolate Cookies!!)

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Cookie Week ~ Triple Trouble (Nieces and Triple Chocolate Cookies!!)   Yesterday morning started with an indoor soccer game for one of my three nieces, Riley.  Her team won by a landslide of 9-1 and the team’s name? The Wallabies ♥ The girls had a sugar fest after soccer at Super Donut with Donuts, Donut Holes and […]

Cook Week Cookies are making ME Thirsty! Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies!

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Cook Week Cookies are making ME Thirsty! Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies! Yesterday was a mixed bag of restful and busy!  Mimi and I had a restful morning with a bit of shopping.  I saw a World Market for the first time and I had seen 2 items that I really wanted online so I was […]

Cookie Week ~ Gluten Free Cookie Butter!!!!

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Cookie Week ~ Gluten Free Cookie Butter!!!! I arrived at my sister’s house late in the afternoon and was SO happy to see everyone! We hugged and hugged and went to dinner at La Hacienda for Mexican. The food was good when we FINALLY got it more than an hour after ordering and our waiter […]