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Stuffin’ Egg Muffin

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As I mentioned in the previous post, we had friends visiting from out of town this past weekend. I made the Daring Bakers danish bread for breakfast one morning, but we had a few more breakfasts to go! Well, lucky for me and our guests, I got an excellent recipe idea from one of my […]

Pastry Cream

This is my go-to recipe for pastry cream or custard.  I use it in the Paczki, Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes and Danish.  It’s perfectly flavorful and smooth. Pastry Cream Printable Recipe 2 cups milk 1/4 cup white sugar 2 egg yolks 1 whole egg 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/3 cup white sugar 2 Tablespoons butter, cubed […]

Daring Bakers Danish Braid

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This month’s Daring Bakers challenge was definitely a challenge for me. I’m in a hurry to get ready for church right now, but wanted to post the recipe, and photos will come later. Check out the Daring Bakers blogroll in the meantime for others’ awesome photos and ideas for fillings. **UPDATE** Okay, yes, it’s now […]

Strawberry Cupcakes

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If I can promise anything with a 100% guarantee, it is that you will love these cupcakes (if you like strawberries). This is another flavor of cupcakes I made for Ben’s graduation party and his cupcake tower. And, this is actually going to be the last cupcake recipe from his party that I’ll post because […]

Chocolate Cupcakes

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As promised, here is one of the cupcake recipes I used for Ben’s graduation party. A cupcake buffet is not complete without a chocolate cupcake, and I decided to use Williams-Sonoma’s recipe from their website. I noticed that a few other food bloggers like the Williams-Sonoma recipes, so I figured I couldn’t go wrong. Well, […]

The Baking Beauties

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Wow.. time flies. I still need to add my recipes for the cupcakes from Ben’s party, but before I do that, I realized I have not yet posted about a give-away I won a few months ago! Yes… I said a few months ago… yikes. I stumbled across another food blog, and just in time! […]

May Daring Bakers

With Ben’s graduation, our vacation, my Wilton class, volleyball, visits from friends and family… I was not able to do this month’s Daring Baker’s challenge. Take a look at the Daring Baker’s blogroll to see everyone’s creations. The recipe this month was Opéra Cake.

Graduation Cupcake Tower

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We’re back from our vacation and now I need to catch up on some posting! Hilton Head was awesome and it was definitely hard to leave… but now it’s back to reality. The reason we took this vacation was to celebrate Ben’s graduation. He finished his doctorate in Biblical Theology at Wheaton College that he’s […]

On Vacation

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I won’t be posting again for a while. We are on vacation in Hilton Head Island, SC. It’s beautiful here! We left Saturday and will return home either next Sunday or Monday (Memorial Day). I meant to post about my absence before we left, but didn’t find the time…so now while I’m waiting for Ben […]

Penny Pincher: Dunkin’ Donuts Free Iced Coffee May 15

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From 10 am to 10 pm enjoy a free iced coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts in assorted flavors. Read more about it here. And, don’t forget that on the same day (May 15) McDonald’s is offering their Southern Style chicken sandwich and breakfast biscuit for free with the purchase of a drink.