Tag Archives: cake

I love to eat Blondie’s – do you?

I don’t eat chocolate so Brownies are not an option for me. But BLONDIE’S are ! And here is a terrific recipe – the problem is that I love these too much. The recipe makes 9 and I cut them … Continue reading

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Pumpkin – love baking it just the way it is – or pumpkin bread

It is the beginning of the season for pumpkins and for some reason ours are ripe already! So today baked them in the oven and are making pumpkin bread. A great recipe. We do not like allspice ( unless it … Continue reading

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A grandson’s 9th birthday – By request I made two Star Wars Cakes – What a job! But worth it!

I think our nine year old grandson loved his cakes  — what do you think? And here is the Darth Vader cake – with the little spears in it! And the Storm Trouper from Star Wars – with Darth Vader … Continue reading

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Persimmon Bread – we have a huge crop this year so we make and freeze this to enjoy all year long

This is adapted from a James Beard Recipe. Higher amounts of sugar make the bread more moist. I left out the walnuts and the liquor since we prefer our bread without both. Persimmon Bread Little Farm Style Ingredients 3½ cups … Continue reading

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Slow cooker heaven – the most delicious lemon dessert – you will LOVE this! Also good when cooking with kids!

I have never tried making desserts in the slow cooker – and this last week it was so cold that it sounded like a good idea. Here is the first experiment – which turned out so well that I have … Continue reading

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Loving Mothers Day – how blessed I am – a Strawberry Bread Recipe for cooking with the kids

How blessed I am – I had an amazing mother – here she is with my dad just before he passed away from a massive heart attack – I was 18, he was 56 and my mother was 46. So … Continue reading

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Little Farm Banana Bread – by popular demand!

I have been asked so many times for my recipe for Banana bread – and here it is! You will not see this anywhere else because ( and here is the secret) I adapted it from my Zucchini Bread Recipe … Continue reading

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Making Brownies like a Bakery does! When cooking with kids – easy and fun!

How to Make Your Brownies Look Like They Came from a Bakery   STEP 1:Line your pan with parchment paper.  Spread shortening in the pan to hold the paper in place.  Don’t worry; the fat will be outside the paper, … Continue reading

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Cake desserts with Fruit and Sauces – yummy when Cooking with Kids!

How to Make Luscious Cake Desserts with Fruit and Sauces I get a lot of my cake and bread mixes from The Prepared Pantry – it requires some thought and ordering in advance but they keep for months, and you … Continue reading

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If you got the hang of Chocolate Lava Cakes, try this one – white chocolate orange lava cakes – when cooking with kids

Chocoholics beware! This cake could be in your future! Orange White Chocolate Lava Cake Ingredients 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 6 large eggs 2 teaspoons orange flavor 1 tablespoon orange zest 2/3 cup all-purpose flour … Continue reading

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Upside down Apple Cake – Cooking with Kids -They LOVE the idea of this! Along with Marches by John Philip Sousa

We had a HUGE crop of apples this year – baskets of them. So I was racking my brain trying to come up with recipes. I have already shared a super easy apple cobbler in former posts with you. This upside down cake … Continue reading

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How to Dress …….a CAKE!! Cooking with kids is SUCH fun.

How to Dress a  Cake that’s Easier and Quicker than Frosting – and put on some music to entertain yourself when cooking with kids or grandkids. Try Silly Kwela! It’s not necessary to  frost a cake.  It’s quicker and easier to  … Continue reading

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Tasty Thursdays – A Mexican Crumb Coffee Cake – Yum!

A Mexican crumb cake or coffeecake is swirled with cinnamon and  chocolate.  With the right cinnamon and  chocolate combination and a good, fairly dense cake, it can be luscious. Remember to put on your favorite music when you  bake – … Continue reading

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Cake making – Streusel Cake with Fruit Filling – Cooking with Kids

Pennsylvania  Dutch Streusel Cake with a  Fruit Filling Have you ever made streusel  cake or streuselkuchen?  This is one of  the best.  Like most, this one has a  layer of fruit filling tucked under the streusel top. Serve  it as a dessert … Continue reading

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Cooking with kids – making Cream Puffs! Tip = this is the EASIEST pastry that Children can make!

A Very Simple Way to Make Very Good Cream Puffs (Includes raspberry, cherry, and lemon variations) If you can make cupcakes, you can make  cream puffs.  They’re that simple.  I don’t mean fancy, decorator cupcakes; I  mean bake-them-from-a-mix-and spread-frosting-on-them cupcakes.  … Continue reading

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Tasty Thursdays – Making 1000 Desserts Cooking with Kids!

How  to Make 1000 Desserts with the Ingredients You Have in Your Kitchen Right Now Yes, I know you’re busy.  Some days you need an easy dessert you can  put together that looks good and tastes great—without going to the … Continue reading

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Tasty Thursdays – Cooking with Kids – EASY Banana pie!

How to Make the World’s Easiest Banana Pie (and other) Desserts Make Banana, Strawberry, and Cherry Individual Desserts in Minutes On a busy afternoon, the kids bring their friends by and want desserts.  What can you give them that’s quick … Continue reading

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Tasty Thursdays Cooking with Kids – a Video Blog and Pics of Persimmon Bread for the Holidays

Background: I searched for the best recipe for Persimmon Bread and found one by James Beard, the famous chef. Then I changed it to suit the RockinGrandmaMusic tastes – ie took out the cognac and replaced it with orange juice ( … Continue reading

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