Maple-Sweetened Chocolate Cupcakes with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting

Maple-Sweetened Chocolate Cupcakes with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting - Enjoy a naturally sweet treat in these chocolate cupcakes with honey cream cheese frosting.

Enjoy a naturally sweet treat in these chocolate cupcakes with honey cream cheese frosting. This recipe was born out of a craving for brownies. A few weeks ago in anticipation of a trip to Legoland, I baked my traditional Cocoa Brownies using maple syrup for the sugar. I figured the texture would be the same, […]

Oslo Kringle

Oslo Kringle Recipe

My Gramma John was full-blooded Norwegian. Though she was born in Minnesota, both her parents emigrated from Norway in the early 20th century. She grew up speaking Norwegian, making lefse, and eating lutefisk. My dad, her youngest son among 8 children, grew up with this heritage. My Aunt Cass, my mother’s sister, spent a year […]

Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake

Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Good Cheap Eats

I didn’t enjoy pumpkin pie as a child. I have no idea why. When my mother-in-law made this streusel-topped pumpkin pie, I fell in love. I didn’t think anything else could take its place. Until now. The kids were a little skeptical when I said that I was making a pumpkin cheesecake. They love pumpkin […]

Triple Chocolate Donuts

Triple Chocolate Donuts

Save some coin and bake your own triple chocolate donuts. I baked four and a half dozen donuts in the making of this post. I did it all for you. Last week I took the plunge and purchased a couple donut pans. Yeah, I know, I’m late to the donut baking party. Joy bakes them. […]

Spiced Pumpkin Cake with Maple Glaze

Spiced Pumpkin Cake - Good Cheap Eats

Looking for an easy cake recipe? This pumpkin cake comes together easily and quickly, just in time for fall. Fall is almost here! I know, it’s still hot in lots of places. But, fall foods are heading our way. I’ve got the apples that the love of my life brought back, and I’ve been experimenting […]

Bilbo’s Seed Cakes

Bake an authentic seed cake and read The Hobbit. Of all literature, JRR Tolkein’s Middle Earth tales, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, top the list for enrapturing my entire family. From my little girls to my older-than-me husband, we Fishers all love the hobbit folk and their funny ways. Sometime this month, […]

One Cupcake, Two Ways to Dress it Up

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Novelty cakes are always great fun! Kids love them, and even adults can be coaxed to smile when they see these cute gummy worms sneaking out of chocolate ganache-like “mud.” Sometimes, you want something a little more elegant, especially when serving dessert to a group of adults. But, what about the kids? Well, with a […]

Pumpkin Coffeecake with Pepitas

Pumpkin Coffeecake with Pepitas

Last winter I found canned organic pumpkin for 50 cents a can. I stocked up and thereby provided myself with dozens of cans. Dozens. We can eat pumpkin until the cows come home. And we just might. But, my stash won’t last long if I make things like this Pumpkin Coffeecake. Kind of a combination […]

Cupcakes Sealed with a Kiss

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I was a little late joining the cupcake craze. But, our family loves it that I finally discovered how to make delicious cupcakes at home. One thing that I love about cupcakes is that they lend themselves to letting the children help. Not only can you let your children help mix the batter and whip […]

Homemade Buttercream Frosting

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In my efforts to healthify our family’s diet, I have switched from buying canned frosting to making my own. I know, frosting is frosting. It’s still butter and sugar. But, at least butter + sugar is better than partially-hydrogenated-I-don’t-know-what’s-its. I’m amazed at how much better my cakes taste with homemade buttercream. My husband and teenage […]