Baked Explorations “Mom’s Olive Oil Orange Bundt” Recipe

I have had this cookbook for a while - "Baked Explorations". Ironically, I have not had much of a chance to 'explore' the recipes, haha! I purchased it because the recipes all look lovely and sound very rich... just how I like my desserts! I am not a basic sweets kind of person, I like …

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My Favorite Classic Yellow Cake Recipe (Makes fab cupcakes too!)

There are some recipes that you just need to have on-hand. A good yellow cake is on the top of my list! I love making this yellow cake recipe with chocolate frosting, or during summer switching things up and making a lemon version. A must save for sure!

Banana, Chocolate & Nutella Layer Cake!

Nutella is all the rage these days. I honestly find it a little sweet for a breakfast kind of food, but I do enjoy it on a cake when I am already expecting a very sugary flavor. This cake combines a lot of different flavors - banana, chocolate, and nutella. I think it is a great diversion from a normal yellow or chocolate cake, so if you are in the mood to try something new, I would give this a try for sure!

Williams-Sonoma Blueberry Crumble Pie… to die for!

I have a Martha Stewart crutch when it comes to baking... when I am looking for a recipe I tend to just gravitate towards looking one up on her website since I know it will be great. Ree Drummond too... I just feel like she always nails it, but they leave me forgetting to check …

Honey Whole Wheat Bread Recipe w/Bob’s Red Mill Whole Wheat Flour

How boring am I, for sharing a plain wheat bread recipe? I don't want to sound lame, but I am actually pretty proud of it, mostly because I am not a champion at baking with yeast. I don't know where I usually miss... my guess would be just letting my yeast expire because I use …

What is “Royal Icing” Anyways?

What is Royal Icing anyways? I have wondered this for years and am finally tackling this type of icing. The fun thing about Royal Icing is that it is very fluid when first mixed up, which allows you to get very creative with in-layed designs! Be sure to read to get a simple Royal Icing recipe and instructions on where to find the ingredients!