Vanilla Extract

It was October and while one list is pumpkin everything, my other list was screaming “It’s time to start making homemade vanilla extract!”. Why? Because it’s officially over-the-top baking season now! It’s unbelievably easy to make your own vanilla extract. All you need are vanilla beans and vodka, plus the containers you will be using […]

Vanilla Coconut Cake

This recipe contains no flour, but is so moist and delicious! Easy steps that kids can help with too! 1 cup butter, softened 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 6 eggs 1 box (11-12 ounce) vanilla wafers, crushed 1/2 cup milk (1%, 2%, alternative) 1 1/2 cups flaked coconut 1 cup chopped pecans 1/2 teaspoon ground […]

Kids in the Kitchen III: Easy Cream Cheese Squares

Easy Cream Cheese Squares While I love Cheesecake I tend not to have graham crackers readily available in my pantry. Behold an easier and quicker way to make some deliciously good cheesecake squares.  Kids find this easy to follow and make on their own even. Ingredients: 2 (8 oz) cans of refrigerated crescent roll dough […]

Kids In The Kitchen I: Awesome Apple Crisp

While I absolutely love food, I am passionate about cooking, baking and including my three kids into the process.  I was never taught how to cook growing up and ended up teaching myself at the beginning of my Navy days.  I, and all my test subjects AKA friends, found out I had a knack for […]