Fancy Chocolate Cake

Today I’m sharing a quick and dirty way to fancy up a regular old store bought box of cake mix

Halloween Treats: Easy Oreo Spiders

Boo! Here’s an eensy weensy super easy Halloween Treat that you and your kids can make togethe

{Bake} Quick Fourth of July Recipe: Red, White & Blue Cupcakes

Another Fourth of July quickie for you today: Red, White & Blue Cupcakes! All you need is box mi

{Bake} Two Easy Extra Special Everyday Desserts

*   *   * The longer I am a parent, the more I realize that I truly am a party girl.  Not in the

{Bake} Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

The other day while Sam napped, Jane and I were watching a bit of “What Will Martha Teach Us T

{Bake} Buttery Brown Sugar Blondies

Now, of course I like my baked goods, but this Blondie recipe was a bit too much for my tastebuds. I

{Bake} St. Patrick’s Day | Homemade Marshmallows

Jane and Hubby love marshmallows.  Not quite sure why, but I was more than happy to indulge them if

{Bake} Twelve Tasty St. Patrick’s Day Treats

It’s March!  Time to start thinking about St. Patrick’s Day activities and treats.  Ev

{Bake} Salted Chocolate Truffle Brownie Balls

If you’ve been reading along, you know that these are really called Chocolate Salty Balls, but

{Bake} Stained Glass Cookies

For How to Nest for Less’ Valentine’s Day Craft Series, I shared the recipe for our Stai

{Celebrate} Valentine’s Day | Stained Glass Heart Cookies

I’m so excited to be a part of the Valentine’s Day Craft Series hosted by Erin at How to

{Bake} Old Fashioned Apple Crisp

This Old Fashioned Apple Crisp was one of the yummiest desserts I’ve made.  We served it in i

{Bake} Milk Caramels #SmartFinalSupportsSoCalSchools #CBias

It’s safe to say I’m a bit caramel obsessed.  Who can resist the ooey, gooey goodness o

{Bake} Eggnog Cranberry Cookies

It’s time for The Improv Cooking Challenge with Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker again!

{Bake} Caramel Frosting Brownie Sandwiches

Thanks to Duncan Hines for sponsoring my writing. There’s no limit to the baking possibilities

{Bake} Salted Double Peppermint Bark

Remember this peppermint latte I made with my Simple Peppermint Syrup last weekend? Well, I went a

{Celebrate} Homemade For The Holidays | Simple Peppermint Syrup (And A Giveaway) #PeetsCoffee #CBias

Well, you know that all of our holiday gifts are going to be homemade this year, and you know that I

{Bake} Caramelized Upside Down Pear Tarte Tatin

Thank you to California Grown for encouraging me to connect with California growers and encouraging

{Bake} Ginger Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

I’m so excited to be taking The Improv Cooking Challenge with Frugal Antics of a Harried Homem

Sugar Sugar Recipe Book Giveaway

When the recipe book Sugar, Sugar: Every Recipe Has a Story arrived at my doorstep, I couldn’

{Bake} Easy Shortbread Family Cookies

We visited one of my friends and her sweet newborn baby girl this week and brought these shortbread

{Bake} Ten Minute Meals | Pasta Frijole

Sometimes I seriously struggle with getting dinner on the table for Hubby and the kids.  While Sam

{Celebrate} Candy-Filled Halloween Eggs

I have my flaming orange waist-length wig and witch’s garb and am so ready to hit the streets

{Bake} Homemade Halloween Caramel Popcorn

With all the scary movies you’re watching this week, I’m sure you’ll need a sweet

{Bake} The Outlaw Mom (TM)’s Apple Crumble Cheesecake With Caramel Sauce

I’m so excited to be taking The Improv Cooking Challenge with Lady Behind the Curtain this mon

{Bake} Homemade Halloween Candy Inspiration

Raise your hand if you love Pinterest as much as I do! Since I posted our baking experiment for this

{Bake} The Outlaw Mom(TM)’s Halloween Candy Corn Rice Krispies Treats and Cocoa Krispies Biscuits

The Halloween fun never stops around here!  We’ve done the pumpkin patch, made some fall cook

{Bake} Tips for Decorating Cookies with Royal Icing

Fall is undoubtedly my favorite season.  It marks the start of school, four-inch thick fall lookboo

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Love All Things Missoni

This week, I’m loving all things inspired by the master of zigzag – Missoni – like

{Bake} Weetabix Banana Muffins

What do you do with three very ripe bananas soon to turn to mush, a baking crazed toddler and her We

{Bake} No Fail Gourmet Brown Sugar Fudge

The recipe is from Gourmet, so that’s the obvious reason it’s no fail. The other reason

{Bake} The Outlaw Mom (TM)’s Easy Frozen Berry Summer Smoothie

It still feels like summer around here, so we’re still outside concocting refreshing ways to b

{Bake} Chocolate Drizzled Rice Krispies Circles

There are so many ways to do Rice Krispie Treats (like these Shamrock Rice Krispies Treats we made

{Bake} The Outlaw Mom(TM)’s No Bake Oreo Truffle Cake

For J’s birthday, I wanted to create something Oreo-ish since we were having dinner at a resta

{Bake} The Outlaw Mom’s Gingerbread Sweetheart Mini Cakes and Cake Balls

E & C are getting married! To celebrate, Jane and I made them Gingerbread Sweetheart Cakes. The

{Bake} White Wine Summer Fruit Sangria

A refreshing alternative to sweet, syrupy red wine sangria: {Auntie C’s White Wine Summer Frui

{Bake} The Outlaw Mom’s Red, White and Blue Cake Balls

Happy 4th of July!  This year we’ll be celebrating with these red velvet, white chocolate and

{Bake} Fourth of July | The Outlaw Mom’s Coconut Sprinkle Strawberries

It’s already the first day of the three-day Fourth of July weekend, and I’ve only gotten

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Love Patriotic Treats for the Fourth of July

This week I’m loving all the fabulous patriotic treats for celebrating the Fourth of July: {Im

{Bake} The Outlaw Mom’s Truffle Brownie S’More Pops

For Father’s Day this year, I wanted to come up with a dessert that incorporated a few of Hubb

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Crave Homemade Pop Tarts

This week I’m craving homemade pop tarts, like these Nutella-filled ones from Buns In My Oven

{Bake} Before The Rainbow | Striped Cake Experiment

It’s raining, it’s pouring, and we’re busy baking! If you’ve been reading, y

{Bake} Delphinium Dollop Chocolate Cake Balls

Sometimes cake pops can be too time-consuming and labor intensive.  Sometimes a treat on a stick &#

{Bake} Confetti Cake Pops and Easy Ribbon Box

Since my first shot at the cake pop, I’ve been busy trying to perfect my technique.  I took

{Celebrate} Candy-Filled Easter Eggs

All the cracking, bashing and crunching made these by far and away the most exciting springtime acti

{Celebrate} The Rise of Spring: Easter Craft & Baking Recap

I’ve always looked forward to back-to-school sales in early August, which mark the imminent st

{Bake} Meyer Madness Part III | Strawberry-Filled Meyer Mint Mini Cakes

. . .  and for the finale . . . What better way to celebrate the last of our Meyer lemon stash and

{Bake} Meyer Madness Part II | Lemon Bars, Iced Lemon Cookies and Lemon Sorbet

The madness continues with lemon bars, lemon sorbet and iced lemon cookies! In Part I, Jane had a bi

{Bake} Meyer Madness Part I | Toddler Turbinado Lemonade and Crunchy Lemon Sugar Cookies

I lied to Jane before bedtime – saying that we would make lemonade when she woke up in the mor

{Bake} First Shot at the Cake Pop

Move over cupcakes, here come the cake pops! I tasted my first moist bite of this confectionery craz


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