Crumb Cake

I love crumb cake and found this recipe on Sally’s Baking Addiction and knew I wanted to make it. Now it doesn’t taste exactly like the classic crumb cake you are used to if you are from NJ, but it is still really delicious! It is a few steps, but it is still really easy to make. Recipe below.


1/3 cup packed dark or light brown sugar

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cubed


1 and 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature

3/4 cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs, at room temperature

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 cup full-fat sour cream, at room temperature

Vanilla Glaze

1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 Tablespoons heavy cream or milk


1. Grease and lightly flour a round or square 8-inch pan. 

2. Make the streusel: Combine the brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon together in a medium bowl. Cut in the chilled butter with a pastry blender or two forks (or even with your hands) until the mixture resembles pea sized crumbs. Set aside.

3.Make the cake: Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. Set aside. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter on high speed until smooth and creamy – about 1 minute. Add the sugar and beat on high speed for 2 minutes until creamed together fairly well. Scrape down the sides and up the bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed. On medium-high speed, add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract and sour cream. Scrape down the sides and up the bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed.

4. With the mixer on low speed, beat in the dry ingredients until just combined. Do not overmix this batter. Scrape down the sides and up the bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed. The batter will be smooth and thick. Carefully spread half of the batter into the pan. Sprinkle with half of the streusel. Carefully spread the remaining half of the batter on top, then the remaining streusel. You need every last drop of batter to fill this pan. Do your best spreading it evenly.

5. Bake on 350 for around 30 minutes. (It took 45 minutes for mine)Allow cake to cool in the pan set on a wire rack for 20 minutes.

6. Make the glaze: Whisk all of the glaze ingredients together in a medium bowl. Drizzle over cake. Slice and serve. 

It tastes more like a cinnamon streusel, but I don’t mind because it’s still really good. I was not good at making the crumbs so mine doesn’t have the crumb affect. 

Snickerdoodle Blondies

Who could say no to Snickerdoodles? These are basically cookies in bar form and they are amazing! When I saw Delish post this on their facebook page I was sold. Recipe below.


1 1/2 Sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 c. sugar

1/2 c. brown sugar

2 eggs

2 tsp. vanilla extract

2 c. all-purpose flour

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. cinnamon

cinnamon-sugar, for sprinkling


1. Grease an 8” x 11” pan with cooking spray or butter.
2. Beat the butter and sugars until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined. 

3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking soda. 

4. Add to wet ingredients and add cinnamon. Beat until just combined. Transfer batter to pan. 

5. Sprinkle top with cinnamon-sugar.

6. Bake for 25-30 minutes on 350 degrees. 

So easy to make and I actually had every ingredient at home. These are definitely a win and I needed one after last week. We had one unhappy camper with last weeks dessert. It’s hard to turn down a snickerdoodle! 

Apple Dump Cake

It’s already October and Christmas decorations are out in full force in the stores. Since it’s fall, how about an easy fall recipe? Recipe below!


4 cups chopped apples

1 box yellow cake mix

3/4 cup melted butter


1. Peel and chop apples. Place them in the bottom of a greased 13 x 9 baking dish.

2. Pour the cake mix over apples.

3. Pour the melted butter over the cake mix, covering as much cake mix as possible.

4. Bake on 350 for 40-50 mins.

I didn’t have enough apples to fill the 13 x 9 dish so I used a smaller pan and didn’t use all the cake mix. I baked mine for 40 mins and it was perfect. It is really good and so easy to make. 

Butterfinger Cookies

It has been a busy weekend and this 4 ingredient cookie recipe is the answer for a quick dessert. It helps that it is also really delicious! Recipe below.


1 box Butter Yellow Cake Mix

2 cups Butterfinger baking bits

½ cup Vegetable Oil

2 Eggs


1. Mix cake mix, oil, and eggs together.

2. Stir in butterfinger baking bits

3. Drop onto cookie sheet.

4. Bake on 350 for 7-9 mins.

Super good and super easy to make. You can’t eat just one! 

Cinnamon Roll Bread

Good morning everyone!! It has been awhile since I did a cinnamon roll recipe and I thought we were due for one. It takes no time at all, the longest part is waiting for it to cool to put on the glaze. Recipe below.

Bread Ingredients:

2 cups flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 egg

1 cup milk 

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/3 cup sour cream

Swirl Ingredients: 

1/3 cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoons cinnamon

2 tablespoons water

Glaze Ingredients:

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 tablespoon milk


1. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. 

2. In a small bowl combine egg, milk, vanilla extract and sour cream.

3. Add the dry ingredients into the wet and stir to combine. You can use a large wooden spoon for this if you wish, no mixer is required.

4. In a small bowl combine swirl ingredients together – 1/3 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon and 2 tablespoons water. Use a tablespoon to drop spoonfuls of this mixture over the bread, then use a knife to make swirl designs to incorporate the cinnamon mixture into the bread.

5. Bake for 45-50 minutes on 350.

6. Remove the bread from the oven and transfer it to a cooling rack to cool for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, make the glaze ingredients by combining 1/2 cup powdered sugar with 1 tablespoon milk.

7. Remove the bread from the pan and allow it to continue cooling completely.

8. When the bread has completely cooled, pour the glaze over the top and serve.

Super easy to make and it tastes delicious. I made mine last night so it would be ready for breakfast this morning, but I am sure it tastes even more wonderful when it’s warm. It also makes your house smell amazing while it is baking. 

Thanks for this easy bread recipe. Anything cinnamon bread is my favorite.

Tortellini & Spinach Soup

My mom makes this soup all the time and my parents love it. I didn’t know until today that this recipe came out of a newspaper. I thought she made it up! Recipe below.


1 tbsp olive oil

3 gloves chopped garlic

1/2 cup white wine or dry vermouth

1 quart low-sodium chicken broth

1 package (9 ounces) fresh tortellini

1 bunch baby spinach

Ground pepper

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

2 sprigs fresh oregano or basil


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add the garlic; cook until golden, 1-2 minutes.
  3. Pour in wine; heat to a boil. Cook until wine is slightly syrupy, about 6 minutes.
  4. Stir in chicken broth, heat to a boil.
  5. Add tortellini; cook according to package.
  6. 2 minutes before the pasta is done, stir in the spinach; cook until the spinach wilts slightly.
  7. Season with pepper.
  8. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and garnish with oregano or basil.




Homemade Mac and Cheese and Ice Cream Cake

I have missed a couple Sunday’s, so I am going to give you two recipes today! We celebrated mom’s birthday today so it was a perfect time to make some homemade items. For the first recipe, we have Homemade Macaroni & Cheese. 


1 pound pasta of your choice

½ cup butter

½ cup flour

4 cups milk

6 cups freshly shredded sharp or white Cheddar

1 tablespoon salt

up to 1 tablespoon pepper


1. Boil pasta in salted water according to package directions. 

2. While you are making the pasta, melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. 

3. Sprinkle in flour and whisk and cook 2-3 minutes. Add in salt and pepper. 

4. Slowly pour in 4 c. milk whisking until smooth and heating to a low boil until thickened. Do not stop until thick. Remove from heat.

5. Grease a 9×13 baking dish and add the hot pasta to the dish. Over the top sprinkle the freshly shredded cheese. Pour the cream sauce over the hot pasta and cheese and let it sit until the cheese melts. Stir everything together.

6. Top with shredded cheese and bread crumbs.

7. Bake on 325 for 12-15 minutes.

It is very easy to make and it is very delicious! Everyone at the party enjoyed. I even have some leftover to bring to my coworker’s. 

Our second recipe is the big winner of the day! Homemade ice cream cake using a springform pan!




Hot Fudge

2 types of your favorite ice cream. 

Cool Whip


1. Line the bottom of your springform pan with parchment paper. 

2. Crush Oreos and mix with a few tablespoons of melted butter. Place mixture on bottom of pan and make sure they are packed in tightly. Freeze for an hour.

3. Soften your first layer of ice cream. I used chocolate as my bottom layer. Once soften spread over the Oreo mixture. Freeze for an hour.

4. Melt your hot fudge and let stand at room temperature. I did not wait for the hot fudge to cool down and ended up with a chocolate ice cream/hot fudge mixture. Pour the hot fudge and spread it over your layer of ice cream. Freeze for an hour.

5. Soften your second layer of ice cream. I used Snickers ice cream. Spread ice cream over hot fudge layer. Freeze for an hour or overnight.

6. The next morning is when I frosted the ice cream cake with the cool whip. Use a knife to cut around the edges and release the springform pan. Frost the cake with cool whip like you would a normal cake. Freeze for an hour.

7. Decorate your cake!

Obviously this tasted amazing! It is easy to make, it just takes time.