Fresh Orange Apple Cake

Today I had volunteered to bring an apple cake for a dear friends birthday celebration. This is one of her favorite cakes, especially the praline frosting. If she was at the house when I might be making the frosting, she would stand there with a spoon, eating the frosting right out of the bowl. So, … Continue reading

Veggie Dinner With Squash Dish (Calabacita)

How was everyone’s Thanksgiving? Hope that all of you had the blessing of gathering around the table with family and friends to make some wonderful new memories. We were blessed to have two of our kids and their families here. Isn’t it just so wonderful to be able to enjoy your adult children? I heard … Continue reading

Chicken Supreme

This is a recipe I posted back in 2009 when I first created chocolate castles. As I was looking through some of my old recipes which were in a file last night, I came across this one. It was such a great casserole that is so easy to prepare and had such a great flavor. … Continue reading

Pumpkin Dream Cake

This morning I received a text from one of my DIL’s asking me to make this cake for her! She began the text with “since you are my favorite MIL will you make me this cake?” To which I replied “I hope I’m your fav MIL since I’m your only MIL but yes I will … Continue reading

Soul Shampoo

TThis morning as I stepped into the shower, I happened to glance at once to the shampoo we had in the shower rack. At eye level, I noticed that of the two shampoos we had, both had words that caught my attention. On the VO5 bottle, the words, “refresh and renew” were on the label. … Continue reading

Apple Bundt Cake

This cake is very different from the apple cakes I make. It cooks the apples in a butter-cinnamon mixture before adding to cake batter! Kelly Minter is a wonderful teacher and author of Bible studies for women for which I am taking right now! At the end of each week of study, Kelly gives recipes … Continue reading

Old Fashioned Pecan Pie

What better way to begin this cold weather than with a slice of pecan pie for yourself or for you northern folks PEE CAN pie! We just got back from having our traditional Wednesday night enchilada dinner! It is a windy evening with temps in low 40’s and as we drove home, the beginnings of … Continue reading

The Long Way Home

This week has been such a time of reflection of where we have come from and how God has brought us back to this place. Maybe it is the Fall temperatures which have been so welcomed this past week (even had a tornado hit about 1/2 mile from where we live) which has given us … Continue reading

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Cupcakes

Having been assigned to bring a dessert to a luncheon today, I quickly started to explore cookbooks for something pumpkin, since it is officially Pumpkin Month here in Pumpkinville. As I leafed through The Cake Doctor, I came across a Pumpkin spice cake, which I used for the cupcake base (making a few adjustments) and … Continue reading