Hot Fudge Cake

hot fudge cake

Mixing the cake. The easy part about making this hot fudge cake is that you mix it all up in the same pan you’ll bake it – and serve it. You’ll need the batter first, then the sugar and chocolate layer, and hot water poured on top. Bake and let set for about ten minutes, then serve. When life is busy and hectic or when you have little hands wanting to help bake, this recipe … Read more

Creamy Tortellini Soup

The idea for this soup My daughter (Sarah Beth) texted me the other day. “I’m getting ready to make a soup – wish you were here to do it for me,” the text said.  Not to worry, I knew. She’d do fine on her own. I texted back, “Send me photos and the recipe when you’re done and I’ll put it on my blog.” So she did. “I rigged the recipe on my own,” she … Read more

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

sweet potatoes

Life is busy these days, so I am reposting this recipe from four years ago. Sweet Potato Fries  Most kids like these sweet potato fries. In the last four years, I’ve served these to over a dozen foster kids, and every single one of them begged for more.  If you have an excess of sweet potatoes, this recipe is a quick fix and goes with practically any meal.   The how of the sweet potato … Read more

Easy Finger Jello

There are few children who dislike finger jello – especially when it is cut into interesting shapes!  In the summer, you can cut butterfly or animal shapes.  In winter, snowflakes, wreaths or  Christmas trees match the scenery.  And in February, hearts for Valentine’s day work their magic. This is a good way to get liquid into a child who is recovering from a stomach bug.  It’s also a good way to help keep children hydrated on … Read more

Basic Homemade Bread

I posted this recipe over four years ago. It came from one of Dave’s customers back in the late 1980s. I’ve been making this recipe for a lot of years. You probably have your favorite, too. You don’t even need a mixer to make homemade bread. You can read about that here.  Every serious homemade bread baker has her own favorite recipe, but most of us like to try different ones from time to time. … Read more