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Time To Make The Goldfish

I have made them before and they turned out amazing. All of my kids loved them and said they no longer wanted to buy them from the store. 706 more words

Healthy Treats

Cherry-Cream Cheese Hand Pies

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I was at the farmer’s market yesterday and saw that sour cherries are still available around here.  I was surprised, because I know that sour cherries are only available for a short while…and we picked ours a month ago!   832 more words


Easy raspberry and almond squares recipe

It is so cold in Sydney at the moment that I’m spending most of my time in the kitchen baking. Standing in front of a lovely warm oven is the best way to while a way a bit of time. 289 more words


Turning Logs into Lumber – Part I

In past posts I have alluded to a sawmill that my husband and I bought last spring; one which took over our summer last year and resulted in us building a barn in the fall. 994 more words


Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake

Normally every year on my birthday either I or my mom make my favorite cake of all time, Best Red Velvet Cake. This year I opted to try a new recipe so I had something to bring into work as a birthday treat. 540 more words

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lefoodsnob reblogged this on Le Food Snob and commented:

20140721-173425-63265917.jpg I'm a little behind on blogging due to an ailing laptop. But I thought I would take a moment here on my iPad to reblog this cake, which I made last Friday for a birthday celebration. Many people say this is the best chocolate cake they've ever had. I might agree! 20140721-172916-62956703.jpg   The cake itself is rich and moist; the frosting slick and smooth--almost velvety and a bit more airy or mousse-y than your traditional American buttercream. I doubled the recipe shown here to make a grandiose six-layer cake, then I topped it with mini m&ms. The only "complaint" I got was that there weren't enough m&ms. It's funny to witness the reactions as slices of cake are passed around and the first few bites are taken. My coworkers almost melted into their chairs in pure delight. 20140721-172918-62958310.jpg   You've got to bake this cake and see the reaction for yourself! Remember not to let the cake dry out--don't cook until a toothpick in the middle comes out clean. Instead you want moist remnants of cake on your toothpick. Also this frosting is very forgiving. Add more chocolate, cola, powdered sugar or salt as you see fit. Enjoy!