Category Archives: desserts

Taste Test Tuesday: Nana’s Apple Cake

Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. This week’s Taste Test Tuesday is from Tastefully Simple. It’s considered a fan favorite. It’s Nana’s Apple Cake.

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Nana’s Apple Cake

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Did you have guests pop over for a visit? Need a treat for your child’s classroom? Or maybe you just want a quick dessert to go with tonight’s dinner. Nana’s Apple Cake Mix is just the thing for you. Made with just chopped apples and eggs, this sweet cinnamon-spiced cake in ready in just under an hour.

If you don’t have any apples on hand, applesauce, pears, peaches, canned pumpkin, pineapples, and mandarin oranges work too. You can add walnuts to give it a crunch. Nana’s Apple Cake is a great choice for brunch or even just a snack. It’s a kosher product and makes about 9 servings.

You can check out my website for more recipes.  Thanks for stopping by today and sure to grab a piece of Nana’s Apple Cake before you leave.


Labor Day Weekend Dessert Listing

Labor Day weekend is coming up, which means the summer is just about over, not happy about that! So what will you be making for this weekend? Cookies, pies, brownies, bars? Maybe some sorbets or ice cream? Let me know. I would love to feature you on my blog with what you are making this weekend.

As for me, there are a few things on my list that I would like to make, just don’t know if I will have the time to do it but I will definitely try.

1. Cake Pops
2. Orange Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
3. Red Velvet Cupcakes with  Cream cheese filling and Frosting
4. Whoopie Pies (Yeah I said it!!)

These are the four desserts I want to make this weekend, hopefully time will allow these things to happen. Ready to see what you will be making!!!


Taste Test Tuesday: Summer Grilling from Tastefully Simple

It’s mid-summer, cookouts are still in effect, parties are calendar and we’ve got something to help ease your mind about what to cook for dinner, your next gathering or even bring to an outing. Tastefully Simple has paired together a selection of items from the Spring-Summer line entitled ‘Summer Grilling’

Summer Grillin' Assortment

This assortment provides you with items to make your grilling adventures, tasty, exciting and will leave you wanting more. The Summer Grilling assortment includes:

* Creamy Caramel Sauce

* Vidalia Onion Dressing

* Honey Teriyaki Sauce

* Fuzzy Navel Slush Drink Mix

Each of these products are great by themselves. The sauces and dressing can be used on chicken, fish, beef or pork. The vidalia onion dressing can be used to saute vegetables or kick up your favorite potato salad recipe. Caramel sauce drizzled on ice cream, fruit or cake is a great way to end a night or or relax mid-day. Use Honey Teriyaki as a glaze over salmon, chicken or as a sauce in some stir-fry. Fuzzy Navel Slush Drink MIx can be used with or without alcohol, pairs very well with sparkling water, lemon-lime soda or sparkling cider.

There are many possibilities to Tastefully Simple’s Summer Grilling assortment. Get it while it lasts and let us know what you were able to create.

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Hello December

It’s the month of December, Christmas is around the corner and it’s the end of the year. We hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiivng holiday with family and friends. Since we’re in a holiday mood, what are you looking forward to this month? Is it lots of egg nog, decorating the tree, baking cookies with the kids? Be sure to let us in on some of your favorite holiday traditions.
We have a two year old in the house and he got to decorate the tree over the weekend, boy did he enjoy that. The lights, the ornaments even putting the wreaths on the front door seems to make him  happy. These are the moments that reminded my sister and I about our childhood and Christmas time. Those memories had us thinking about the traditions we were brough up on and what we are looking forward to this holiday season.
  • Spending Christmas with our family ( this may actually be an upcoming blog post)
  • Baking cookies, cakes and pies.
  • Seeing all the Christmas lights
  • Egg Nog ( I can’t drink it, but my sister loves it!)
  • Snow (We’re from Massachusetts)
  • Cookie Exchanges
  • Popcorn Balls
  • Making Gingerbead Houses
  • Christmas movies!!
These are just a few of the things we are looking forward to this season. What are you looking forward to this holiday season? We may feature you on our blog this month.

Foodie Friday: Buttercream Cupcake Cafe

It’s been a while since we have had a Foodie Friday blog post. Well we decided to feature a local business that we found. They have amazing cupcakes.

Buttercream Cupcake Cafe is located in Chesapeake, Virginia owned and operated by Kimberly Dionne Middleton. Whether you are calling to place an order or walking through the door of the cafe, you are always greeted with a smile. Spending over an hour in the cupcake cafe we tried out four different flavors (we will share two with you today) which is only a tiny percentage of their evolving menu.

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This is the Elvis cupcake. Yes, we said Elvis, a moist chocolate cupcake with a peanut butter filling, topped with a banana buttercream and a dollop of peanut butter. This was a great combination of flavors that marry well and creates a dance party in your mouth.

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This explains what was left of the cupcake. We meant to take a picture of the inside of the cupcake but it was so good we couldn’t put the fork down.

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Can you say Apple Pie? Imagine gramma’s apple pie inside a rich cupcake with an apple filling. This is what you get. Kimberly mentioned adding a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream, but we couldn’t wait to get the cupcake home to try it, so we just ate it plain.

Buttercream Cupcake Cafe has a wide variety of flavors with a menu that changes with the seasons. Summer is coming so look out for Tropical Paradise and Watermelon.

Check out their website Buttercream Cupcake Cafe, ‘Like’ their Facebook pageFacebook , Follow on Twitter and Instagram @buttercreamcc

Visit Buttercream Cupcake Cafe for a delicious cupcake or better yet, place a catering order. You will not be disappointed.