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Baking, Breakfast, Dessert, DIY Family Food, DIY Recipes, Snacks

German Baking: Marble Bundt Cake

I finally had a day last week to bake, and it was wonderful. I’ve missed baking. I find it so relaxing!

(Note: This recipe & blog post was originally published in November of 2013 and I’ve now updated it with new photos! So, no, I’m not currently pregnant but I AM craving cake.)

It’s slightly dangerous, though. I’m a huge fan of eating baked goods too. This marble bundt cake I made last week only lasted a couple of days. I’ll say that’s due to my hungry hubby and not my pregnant, cake-loving self. Yes. That’s it.Continue reading

Baking, Dessert, DIY Family Food, DIY Recipes, Snacks

German Baking: Apple Crumb Cake (Apfel Streuselkuchen)

If you come from a German background like I do, you’ll know that baking is very high on the priority list.

I love my German heritage. I think it’s part of why I like to make things with my hands so much – whether they be crafts or food.

Fall makes me re-catch the baking bug, so I thought I’d blog my way through my family’s classic German baking recipes. A warning: you’ll be seeing a lot of cakes and cookies here in the near future made with good ol’ fashioned butter, sugar and flour! I find German baking recipes very simple and hearty. Anyone can make (and eat) these goodies!
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DIY Family Food, DIY Recipes

9 Favourite Things to Bake With Pumpkin

9 Favourite Things to Bake with Pumpkin by The DIY Mommy

I’m admittedly overly proud of a little, perfectly round orange pumpkin we harvested from our greenhouse this week. I really shouldn’t be, since my gardening capabilities are next to nil and I have a strong aversion to weed-pulling. But, I really do love the little guy and I’m so excited to bake something pumpkin-y and carve it into fun things with my girls for fall!

I love baking (and apparently pumpkins), so I’d like to share with you my top nine favourite pumpkin recipes that I’m dying to try out this autumn. Don’t the look absolutely delicious?

  1. Pumpkin Caramel Pretzel Bars by Sugarcrafter – There’s something wonderfully addicting about sweet + salty and this recipe has just that!
  2. Brown Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes with Brown Butter Frosting by Two Peas and Their Pod – Um, need I say more?
  3. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies by My Blessed Life – This is a classic chocolate chip cookie recipe with some pumpkin and spices thrown in.
  4. Starbucks Pumpkin Pound Cake by Something Swanky – A relatively low-fat coffee cake that looks delish!
  5. Cinnamon Roll Pumpkin Vanilla Sheetcake by Picky Palate – If there’s anything I like more than pumpkin, it’s vanilla. What do I love more than vanilla? Cinnamon rolls. This looks amazing.
  6. Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze by Pretty. Good. Food. – A brown sugary coffee cake with a crumb top – yum!
  7. Petite Pumpkin Spice Donuts by Blue-Eyed Bakers – Aren’t these cute and tasty looking? And they’re baked, not fried.
  8. Ooey Gooey Caramel Pumpkin Blondies {with Chocolate and Walnuts} by Lauren’s Latest – Pumpkin, chocolate, chips and nuts in a buttery bar with whipped cream on top… sorry, dieters!
  9. Cinnamon Mini Cheesecakes with Pumpkin Pie Frosting by Gimme Some Oven – I’m most excited to try these lovelies. I love the idea of a pumpkin flavoured icing!

Which pumpkin recipe is making your mouth water?

DIY Crafts

How To: Make a Diaper Cake

A handmade diaper cake.

A handmade diaper cake.

By Christina Dennis

A handmade diaper cake makes a great gift for a baby shower. It looks impressive, and it is equally just as practical!

A diaper cake is made with 2-4 layers of diapers. The size of diapers used is up to you, but size 1-2 diapers are usually less costly and fit babies longer.Continue reading

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