Perfect Caramel Apples

Looking for the perfect Caramel Apple recipe? You’ve come to the right place. The ultimate dipping caramel ready in 15 minutes or less. This iconic sweet treat is a must this season!

Perfect Caramel Apples

Caramel Apples at last. Getting to the point of holding a perfect caramel apple in my hand was quite the ordeal. Batch number 1 involved burned caramel (always use a thermometer) and standing on my chair whilst waving a towel at my smoke detector. Our kitties were less than amused and neither was I.

The second batch decided to turn into a grainy mess and started to slip right off of my apples. Frustration levels were high. Very high.

Perfect Caramel Apples

I never got around to making caramel apples last year and as I was at the brink of giving up, I took another glance at my list of things to make. I couldn’t bear to see caramel apples still on said list waiting to be made the following year. It simply had to happen NOW.

I finally decided to ditch the new, fast, and so-called “easy” caramel recipes I had been playing with and went the traditional route. And guess what? Batch number 3 was what I call perfection. And even though it might seem a bit more involved than other recipes out there, it actually was quite simple, easy, and fairly quick. Who would have thought?

Gorgeous Caramel Apples were so worth 3 attempts! [Read more…]

Homemade English Muffins

English Muffins made by none other than YOU. That’s right – making your own from scratch is easier than you might think, which means you definitely need to give them a go. Do it!

Homemade English Muffins

I am not going to lie – fall baking is consuming my life right now. The weekend weather felt incredibly fall-like. Of course I didn’t dare to set a foot outside my door, but decided to bake up a storm in my kitchen instead. And it felt so good. I am back in my element wanting to make everything from scratch and putting my own spin on things.

On Saturday morning I woke up bright and early to get started on Homemade English Muffins. This was my very first attempt, you guys.

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Ever since coming back from our travels, I’ve been wanting to try my hand at breakfast sandwiches. Complete with sausage, cheese, and egg. And when it comes to breakfast sandwiches I am all about English muffins. I’m sorry, but nothing else compares. They perfectly fit into your hand, have the right shape, and deliver on texture, chewiness and all-around goodness. Now that I know how to make my own, I am upping my carb game in the mornings.

Don’t mind if I do! [Read more…]

Perfect Chocolate Pudding

Homemade Chocolate Pudding is one of the best comfort foods. Here’s how you can make your own in just a few minutes!

Perfect Chocolate Pudding

I know it’s summer and all, which means we’re all craving refreshing drinks, lighter meals, and love to use the grill as much as possible. Am I right? But no matter what season we’re in, I still find myself wanting comfort food every now and again. Chocolate pudding definitely qualifies as comfort food for me. Just the thought of it brings back so many memories of my childhood and stirs up just as many happy feelings. I really don’t make it often enough.

Perfect Chocolate Pudding

It turns out that having chocolate pudding on an 80 degree day on your back porch is actually quite perfect. Chilled pudding with a super smooth and creamy texture is now one of my favorite summer treats. I had no idea how much I’d enjoy a treat I usually only make come fall or winter. Better late than never.

Plus, nothing beats Chocolate Pudding made from scratch. [Read more…]

Homemade Angel Food Cake

The best Angel Food Cake you’ll ever make. 100% made from scratch and you can definitely taste the difference.

Homemade Angel Food Cake

Welcome back, everyone! I hope you had the most amazing weekend. I certainly did. Saturday morning one of my dearest friends and I hit up the big mall, aka the Mall of America, and did some serious damage. We arrived just shortly after 12 PM and left at around 10 PM. That’s right – 10 hours later we finally got back in our car and just wanted to crash right then and there. It was also my very first time to watch the various shops close and some lights being turned off. But I wouldn’t have done it any other way. On the way home we talked about how blessed we are that we’re exhausted from shopping. Which is the best kind of exhaustion, btw.

Homemade Angel Food Cake

Sunday morning was all about church and family. The way it should be, especially on Easter Sunday. This is actually the first year that I didn’t purchase any kind of Easter candy for Adam and I. Given that today is the day after Easter, I might have to hit up Target and see what I can snag :).

But for now, let’s concentrate on today’s delicious Angel Food Cake. [Read more…]

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bagel Bites

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bagels Bites filled with Cream Cheese. The easiest, most delicious and fastest way to enjoy a bagel!

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Happy Monday Morning! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Besides the fact that the Packers lost their game last night (sniff), we had a wonderful time. The weather has been absolutely beautiful and even somewhat warm the last couple of days. Mid 30’s, lots of sunshine and blue skies seem to bring out lots of smiles. We take anything we can get this time of year and soak up as much of the “warm” breeze as possible, ha.

But I still managed to make some time in the kitchen. For an idea I’ve had swirling around my head for what seems like forever now.

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As if bagel bites stuffed with cream cheese weren’t enough, I decided to add Cinnamon Toast Crunch (aka my favorite childhood cereal) to the mix. Literally. Cereal makes up part of the bagel dough, which you can taste with every bite. If that’s not a dream come true, then I don’t know what is.

Let’s dive right in! [Read more…]