Angel Food Cake

angel food cake

Light and fluffy angel food cake is the perfect summer dessert especially when topped with sweet strawberries and a dollop of whipped cream! Angel food cake is absolutely, hands down, my favorite cake in the whole world.  It’s the cake that I always ask for as my birthday cake. It’s light and fluffy and perfect eaten smothered in whipped cream … Read More

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake with German Chocolate Frosting

Chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream and German Chocolate frosting

Dense, chocolaty, made-from-scratch mayonnaise cake with chocolate buttercream and German chocolate frosting.  An indulgent celebration cake for sure! For as long as I can remember, I’ve baked birthday cakes for my family. Of course, back in the day it was a plain 9×13 inch cake from a box with a can of frosting slathered on top. (My sister and I … Read More

What Is Cream Of Tartar?

What is cream of tarter

What is cream of tartar? It’s that extra ingredient you see listed for meringue that makes your egg whites fluffy and your snickerdoodles crackly. What is cream of tartar? Cream of tarter’s actual name is tartaric acid. It is a white, powdery substance left in wine barrels during the wine making process. Why do we care about white powder leftover … Read More

How To Separate Egg Yolks from Egg Whites

How To Separate Egg whites from egg yolks(1)

Many recipes require either egg yolks or egg whites and you have to separate them. Here is an easy guide on how to separate your egg yolks from egg whites. What does “separated eggs” mean? When a recipe calls for “separated eggs” usually you need the egg white separate from the egg yolk. For example, lemon meringue pie requires several … Read More

12 Essential Baker’s Pantry Ingredients


It’s hard to know what you need in your pantry and what you don’t. Below is a list of 12 essential baker’s pantry ingredients and a list of bonus items if you have extra space. Click HERE for a free printable checklist of the baker’s essential pantry ingredients. A Baker’s Must Have Pantry Items: All-Purpose Flour–Like the name suggests, this … Read More

How to choose the right beater for your Kitchen Aid Mixer

when to use the whisk attachment

Learn how to choose the right beater for your Kitchen Aid Mixer. No more frustration or confusion about which beater is best for which project! Sign up below for a free printable cheat sheet on how to choose the right beater! My parents received five mixers as wedding gifts. They kept them all. They tucked them away in the kitchen … Read More

Mother’s Day Roundup!

Cross your fingers it doesn’t rain this weekend!  We are hoping to take my mom on a picnic in the park.  I haven’t yet decided what to make for dessert yet, but here are some Mother’s Day ideas: Crustless French Silk Pie Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Mango Lime Pie Mini Lemon Meringue Pies Cherry Chocolate Cupcakes Oreo Cookie Cupcakes Angel Food … Read More

Mini Lemon Meringue Pies

mini lemon meringue pies

Tangy lemon curd topped with fluffy meringue baked in a flaky crust. These mini lemon meringue pies are baked in a mini muffin pan for individual servings! Lemon meringue pies are, in my humble opinion, one of the best pies. You have tangy lemon curd and sweet, pillowy meringue and a crisp crust. Plus, you get to play with fire … Read More

Lemon Pie for 4th of July

4th of july pie

Tangy lemon curd folded into fluffy Cool Whip makes the perfect summer lemon pie. Decorate with fresh berries and Cool Whip stars for an easy 4th of July treat.   How did it get to be the fourth already?  I feel like I am just getting used to this warm weather and now we are partway through the summer.  I … Read More