Tag: homemade

How to Frost Cupcakes with a Bag

How to Frost Cupcakes with a Bag

Back when I was in college, I took a Wilton cake decorating class at my local JoAnn Fabrics. It was the intro class, and I was the youngest person there by far. We learned the basics of decorating cakes using buttercream, decorating bags, and decorating […]

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream

Apparently September is for confessions…last week I told you I don’t like vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream, this week I have another confession. I’m also not a huge fan of cream cheese icing. Which is a shame since that’s what most people use with pumpkin […]

The Easiest Four Ingredient Vanilla Buttercream

The Easiest Four Ingredient Vanilla Buttercream

I have a confession to make…I don’t like vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream. It’s like The Classic Flavor Combination, I know. But, I really don’t like it. It’s just not exciting enough. There’s too much of the same flavor without anything to break it up. […]

Smoked Potato Salad

Smoked Potato Salad

A few weeks ago, we had a belated Father’s Day celebration with hubs’ family. Hubs smoked a brisket, so potato salad seemed like a natural fit. We also made some easy roasted broccoli for something green. But, the potato salad was a pretty big hit…probably […]

Smoked Pulled Pork

Smoked Pulled Pork

I’ve always loved pulled meats, but my most recent love affair with smoked pulled pork started last summer. It was one of those incredibly hot days, and we went to a picnic one of hubs’ friends was having. He smoked pork and ribs on his […]

Low Sugar Granola

Low Sugar Granola

I’ll save you the whole trying-to-eat-healthy, trying-to-reduce-sugar, blah-blah-blah because we’re all there, right? You know what I’m talking about and we’re all struggling together (especially when we could be eating these fast and easy no-bake-s’mores cookies, right??) I’ll cut to the chase – I decided […]

Homemade Chicken Stock

Homemade Chicken Stock

TGIF, am I right? Is it just me or is the week after a holiday always a tough adjustment? It takes me a solid couple days to get my act together after a holiday, even if I didn’t host. Anyway, I have a really simple […]

Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and cheese is one of my favorite dishes. Homemade is obviously amazing, and that’s what we’re making today, but I don’t discriminate. I love the blue box just as much as I did when I was a kid. And don’t get me started on […]

Smoked Cinnamon Rolls

Smoked Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls. Do I even need to say anything else? No, but I’m going to. I’m also going to show you a lot of pictures today, so I hope you’re prepared to give in to the urge to make cinnamon rolls. Because you will feel […]

Easy Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Easy Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Wow. It’s been a crazy week, huh? Now that we’ve had a day to digest, I hope we can all agree to #MakeAmericaKindAgain, no matter who you voted for. I’m not really sure how to segue that into apple butter…so let’s just talk about apple […]