Friday, May 31, 2024

Chocolate Cake with Greek Yogurt

 Chocolate Cake with greek yogurt.

1 box cake mix

1 cup greek yogurt

1 cup flour

1 cup sugar

1/3 cup oil

1 cup water

3 eggs.

Lined 3 6-inch cake pan

Lined 1 mini loaf pan

Buttercream icing with sprinkles

Icing - 1 cup butter and 3 1/2 cup icing sugar.

Bake 30 minutes at 350 degree.

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Small Quilts.

 Here are 2 small quilts (throw or lap quilts) I have started, and some completed in 2023.

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Year End 2023 Bakes & Treats

 Here are a few of my year end tradition bakes,

I didn't see the blemish on this cake earlier. I didn't have time to take a better picture, picture was taken when displayed at a poor lighting at that time. But I want to still capture the picture on the "sisters" drawing on the cake ;)

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Sprinkles Cupcakes

Made these cupcakes for Ella's birthday. This is a brand-new recipe I found on Pinterest, and I love this recipe! My taste tester (hubby) says it is really tasty :). Hey, to me when there is this much sugar and sour cream in a recipe, and it's made with love, it always spells great taste!!!


3 eggs, 2 1/2 cup flour, 2 cup sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, 3 tsp baking powder

1 cup milk, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/2 vegetable oil, sprinkles.


1. Mix oil and sugar.

2. Add vanilla, then add in one egg at a time and mix well.

3. Mix in sour cream, followed by flour and milk together. Mix well. Add sprinkles.

Bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes. Rendered 20 cupcakes. Decorate with frosting and sprinkles.

Followed recipe from the below site, this site has many great recipes.

Strawberry Mascarpone Cake | Beyond Frosting - other cake recipes

Monday, August 29, 2022

Quilted Throw for Living Room

I wanted to sew a living room size quilted throw, but it took me a few days to decide on what design to use.  I already had many triangle shaped cutouts left over from one of my previous projects. So, I used those as a starting point for the design. I took those pieces and thought to myself what colors and shapes would look together? 

Although I had a deadline for this project, since it was a gift for a friend, I still had plenty of fun and lots of enjoyment in putting this quilt together. One good thing is that it saved me time because I already had many of the pieces that I used ready to go. 

If I had any regrets or second thoughts, I would have chosen to use more whites or cream colors instead of the gray I had available. The pattern would have shown better with slightly lighter colors, but I am still satisfied with how it all turned out. I will use this same pattern again with a different color scheme next time. I will also be updating this blog with pictures when I complete the next one with this pattern.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Ricottta Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies


4 cups flour

15 oz ricotta cheese

2 sticks butter (1 cup)

1 cup sugar (additional for coating)

1 1/2 cup chocolate chips

1 egg

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/2 tsp baking powder


1. Mix butter and sugar, add egg and vanilla extract

2. Mix in ricotta cheese

3.Measure flour and baking powder together (dry ingredients)

4.Add dry ingredients to butter mixture.

5. Stir in chocolate chips (or just stick chocolate chips to each cookie dough during shaping)

6. Place dough in fridge for 30mins to an hour.

7. Set a bowl of sugar, Set another bowl of chocolate sprinkles.

8. Shape individual cookie ball, press top of cookie with sprinkles and roll all sides without the sprinkles with sugar in the sugar bowl.

9. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 mins with cookies edges are slightly brown.

10. Cool and serve.