Adventures in Ratio Baking: Chocolate Cake With Whipped Cream Frosting

I like to think I've finally mastered ratio baking a chocolate cake. A high ratio chocolate cake, that is. At least, one that I enjoy because my husband won't eat chocolate cake, my son only likes to decorate, and my daughter is partial to the whipped cream. And my cat should absolutely keep her distance. … Continue reading Adventures in Ratio Baking: Chocolate Cake With Whipped Cream Frosting

Adventures in Ratio Baking: The Downside

I love ratio baking. I find it much easier to whip up a cake this way than using a recipe. It's also easier on my brain when it comes to having to chat with my kids while measuring all the ingredients. It hasn't been the smoothest adventure, but what adventure should be? But as much … Continue reading Adventures in Ratio Baking: The Downside

Adventures in Ratio Baking: The Best Part

I love ratio baking because it requires less brain power. Yes, not using a recipe uses less thought on my part. Well, once I started to figure out all the math, that is. Math is my weakest area, so it took me about a month to figure out the 3-2-1 cookie ratio. Which is why … Continue reading Adventures in Ratio Baking: The Best Part

Adventures in Ratio Baking: Chocolate Cake Attempts 1 & 2

For years, I faithfully followed recipes whenever I baked. Cooking is a completely different story, but I always believed in following the recipe exactly when it came to baking. After all, baking is a science and I'm not great with science or math. But I started feeling a little suffocated by recipes last year. I've … Continue reading Adventures in Ratio Baking: Chocolate Cake Attempts 1 & 2

My Family’s Top 5 Go-to Dinners

I'm really bad at meal planning. I hate having to think about what's for dinner. I'd rather be playing with my kids and trying to tell my son he doesn't have to hide in the same spot every single time. If I'm lucky, I remember and ask my husband what he'd like to eat a … Continue reading My Family’s Top 5 Go-to Dinners

Baking with Young Children Tip #5

In lieu of a daily question on Fridays this month, I’ll be giving a baking with young children tip. I’ve switched up Fridays this month to highlight dads, but I can’t bring myself to forego food entirely. Baking tip #5: Have fun! Doing anything in the kitchen with small children can be difficult. There are … Continue reading Baking with Young Children Tip #5

Baking with Young Children Tip #4

In lieu of a daily question on Fridays this month, I’ll be giving a baking with young children tip. I’ve switched up Fridays this month to highlight dads, but I can’t bring myself to forego food entirely. Baking tip #4: Utilize the measuring cups you aren't using to entertain your little ones. I don't know … Continue reading Baking with Young Children Tip #4

Baking with Young Children Tip #3

In lieu of a daily question on Fridays this month, I’ll be giving a baking with young children tip. I’ve switched up Fridays this month to highlight dads, but I can’t bring myself to forego food entirely. Baking tip #3: Crack those eggs into a bowl. Seriously. If you've ever baked with young children, you … Continue reading Baking with Young Children Tip #3

Baking with Young Children Tip #2

In lieu of a daily question on Fridays this month, I’ll be giving a baking with young children tip. I’ve switched up Fridays this month to highlight dads, but I can’t bring myself to forego food entirely. Baking tip #2: Practice counting by using the smallest measuring up and counting each one. For two cups … Continue reading Baking with Young Children Tip #2

Baking with Young Children Tip #1

In lieu of a daily question on Fridays this month, I'll be giving a baking with young children tip. I've switched up Fridays this month to highlight dads, but I can't bring myself to forego food entirely. Baking tip #1: Set a timer to be a minute less than the baking time. Have you ever … Continue reading Baking with Young Children Tip #1