Flaky Pie Crust
Foolproof Pie Crust Tips
Easy Cracker-Crumb Crust
Pat-in-Pan crust

Cheddar Cheese Crust
Old-Time Lard Crust
Shaker Lemon Pie
Meyer Lemon Pie

Brown Sugar Apple Pie
New England Apple Pie
Cranberry Mini-Pies
Banana Cream Pie
Margarita Pie
Cherry Pie
Cherry-Berry Pie

Basic Blue
Blueberry pie three ways

Blueberry Custard Pie
Authentic Key Lime Pie
Watermelon Daquiri Pie
Spiced Pumpkin Pie
Autumn Sweet Potato Pie
Eggnog Pie
Maple Pecan Pie
Bourbon Pecan Pie
Granny Mahoney's Mince Pie
Mile-High Lemon Meringue pie
Maple Cream Pie
Cappuccino Pie
Chocolate Cream Pie
Coconut Cream Pie
Grandma B's Butterscotch Pie
Cranberry Mini-Pies

1922 Devil's Food Cake
Guinness Cake
Homemade Boston Cream Pie

Simple Chocolate Layer Cake
Sour Cream Yellow Cake

White Almond Sour Cream Cake
Red Velvet Cake
Summer Strawberry Shortcake
Pina Colada Cake

Ice Cream Cake
Mayan Chocolate Cake

Real Strawberry Cake
Maple Spice Cake
Old-fashioned Gingerbread
Quick & Easy Skillet Cake
Vegan Chocolate Cake
Grandma Minnie's Carrot Cake
Double Lemon Cake with fluffy boiled Icing
Black & White Cake
Brandied Apple Skillet Cake
Apple Butter Spice Cake
Moist White Cake
Sourdough Chocolate Cake
Banana Cake with Sour Cream frosting
Coconut Layer Cake
Toasted Coconut Cupcakes
Butterscotch Cake with Caramel Icing
Buttermilk Cake with Strawberry Whipped Cream
Angel Food Cake
Pumpkin Cake with Sage Whipped Cream
Hummingbird Cake
Cabin Fever Cake

Brown Sugar Shortbread
Simple Shortbread

Grandma B's Molasses cookies
Spiced Pumpkin Squares
Best Gingerbread Cutouts
Spritz Cookies
Classic Peanut Butter cookies
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
Chocolate Rolled Cookies
"A little bit Naughty" Whoopie Pies
Old-Fashioned Rolled Sugar Cookies
Beer Brownies
Blueberry Bars
Soft Gingerbread Cookies with Almond Glaze
Spicy Gingersnaps

Sinful Chocolate Buttercream
Whipped Butter-Rum Frosting
Homemade Pancakes
Sourdough Pancakes
Tangy Pancakes with Camelized Apples
Double Berry Pancakes
Sugar and Spice Muffins
Traditional Cream Scones
Lemon Coffee Cake
Maple Cinnamon Rolls
Zucchini or Carrot Spice Muffins
Apple Breakfast Muffins
Beignets (French Doughnuts)
How to brew "proper" cup of Tea
Maple Bread Pudding

Holiday Recipes:
Gingerbread Houses
Christmas Ornament Cupcakes
New Year's Day Brunch
Valentine's Day Cake
Mardi Gras King Cake
Granny Mahoney's Irish Bread
Easter Basket Cake with stripes inside
Fourth of July ideas

Sourdough Bread
Potato Yeast Rolls
Hot Cross Buns
Chocolate Beer Bread
Savory Beer Bread
Easy French Bread
Cinnamon French Bread
Easy Skillet Cornbread
Honey Sourdough Bread
Homemade Soft Pretzels

Ganache Truffles

Ice Cream:
Blueberry Cardamom Ice Cream


  1. Hi Christa:

    Do you have the recipe for that wonderful frosting made with honey, which you made years ago for cupcakes?

  2. It is Rose Levy Beranbaum's Honey Buttercream from the book The Cake Bible. Here is an online version:

  3. Hi Christa,
    Your cookies are beautiful! I am planning on baking CHD ribbon cookies for my son's benefit and was wondering if you have the recipe for your plain vanilla cookies and the icing that you use to paint on them?

    1. Hi Jamie!
      The cookie recipe I use is the "No fail sugar cookies" recipe on I'll see if I can dig up a link for you.
      Here is the icing recipe I use:

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  4. do you have a recipe for a plain white cake?
    thank you

  5. Hi
    i was also if you have a recipe for an easy plain chocolate cake?
    Thank you

  6. Yes, in the recipe section I have Quick & Easy Skillet cake, Simple Chocolate Layer Cake, and Moist White Cake. Hopefully those three will work for you :)

  7. Hi Christa

    I have come across your site via CC.
    please can you advise on what is the best type of cake to use for layered and tiered cakes.

    1. do you have a reciepie for lemon bars? if so, please direct me to it. thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. hi. my friend julia wants a tractor trailer cake. do you have one????????????????? if so, i want a recipie