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Baking Day – In Action

My boys were so helpful today. I am a blessed woman. Preparing mixes for pancakes, waffles, and scones. Chocolate Chip Cookies! Yum! Peeling apples for pie. Oh my! To see more blessings worth counting, visit Gratituesday.

Three Hours Later…

And we haven’t got a ton more accomplished. This is proving to be a bigger balancing act than I expected. But, never say DIE! (Or whatever…) Still, we’re making progress: One pie is in the oven. Two more in the freezer. FishBoy11 mixed up the cranberry bread, and it joined the pie. The baguettes are […]

Baking Day – The Kitchen Crew

Here’s my staff for the day: Furiously buttering a pie plate. Let’s just say my world’s a little topsy turvy today.

An Update

We started baking two hours ago. Here’s what our list looks like. – Gramma John’s Blue Ribbon Chocolate Chip Cookies– Land O’ Lakes’ Chewy Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies– Chocolate Chip Banana Bread– Baguettes– Calzone Dough– Cranberry Bread– Apple Pies (one to bake – one to freeze)– Chocolate Zucchini Cake– Mixes for pancakes, waffles, and Maple-Oat […]

Pizza (or Calzone) Dough

I’ve been experimenting with this dough recipe over the past few months. It seems to be working well for us. Depending on how well I work it, it can make up to six large, thin-crust pizzas. Often it turns out to be six medium to individual. If you really want large size pizzas, I’d say […]

Ruth’s Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

My mother-in-law warned me that her son didn’t like vegetables. He denied it vehemently. He still does. But, I’ve observed the man’s eating habits over the last seventeen years, and I would say that his mother was mostly right. Her son doesn’t like many vegetables. But, he does like chocolate bundt cake – with just […]

Baking Day – The Plan

I probably have higher expectations than are reasonable for our baking day today. I prefer to aim high in most things. But, we’ll see how much is reasonable for baking up a storm with six children helping. Here’s our agenda for the day: – Gramma John’s Blue Ribbon Chocolate Chip Cookies– Land O’ Lakes’ Chewy […]

Baking Substitutions

You run to the store with your carefully crafted grocery list. But, distractions draw you away from checking to see that you have all you need. A day or two later, when you set out to prepare a certain recipe, you find that you are missing an important element. Sometimes you just can’t think of […]