Bakes, Recipes

Apple Surprise

When I came across this recipe card for apple surprise in my grandma’s recipe tin I stopped in my tracks to see what this was all about. Is it a surprise when you find the apple? Or it’s surprisingly apple-y? The most surprising thing about this bake is the different ingredients they use to combine […]

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Bakes, Recipes

The Ultimate Classic

When I first started thinking about my grandma’s recipe tin and rethinking the classics there is one recipe card that immediately comes to mind: Fruit Cake. To me this is the ultimate classic when I think of her generation and what they knew how to bake with their eyes closed. Having never made fruit cake […]

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Bakes, Recipes

Lemon or Lime Bars

As my husband’s birthday approaches along with Spring, nothing seems more fitting than a lemon (or lime) bar to kickoff the season. Fitting not only because he absolutely loves lemons in any and all forms, but also that lemon and lime make me think of spring. And margaritas. Ok spring, margaritas and sitting out on […]

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Bakes

Brownies from Scratch

Why do we add walnuts, almonds, or pistachios to brownies? Today I started my afternoon by opening my Sheboygan Community Cookbook. I have had a hankering to make homemade brownies for the longest time. I am not sure why because I have never made them before and I am usually very content with a piece […]

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Bakes

Welcome!

The Journey Begins Hey I’m Kate! I’m a mostly self-taught home baker due to being a stubborn child and refusing to help my mom in the kitchen while growing up. Lesson learned! I like to try new and old recipes to come up with the best bakes while staying sane and not starting the kitchen […]

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