Ultimate Triple Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Last week, I made chocolate cupcakes for a birthday party and everyone in my house was circling the mixer bowl like vultures, ready to crowd in to lick the spatula and bowl.  Sadly (insert evil laughter) there was absolutely no cupcake to spare in spite of their best attempts to guilt, plea and just plain … Continue reading

Chicken Gravy with Vegetables over Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

What we have here, peeps, is an old-time recipe that has been lost in the shuffle of modern cooking (or lack thereof) but it is now, fortunately, being brought back into the limelight via the Waffle, and Four Mile Ridge.  Of course. What we’re talking about is old-fashioned Chicken Gravy and Biscuits. It’s a highly … Continue reading

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie

Well, now!  Everyone wants to make the Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie! Let’s do this!!!  I am sure you will have Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Success if you just follow a few little tweaks to my “Chipper” (linked!) recipe! First, soften a pound of butter.  I leave mine sit out awhile or microwave it a bit, … Continue reading

Sweet Hawaiian Rolls

Not very many school cafeterias have a staff like George’s Creek Elementary.  For decades, our school had Mr. Ritchie, the master of green beans, the maestro of school-made pizza, a baker among bakers.  Our school has primo school lunches, cinnies, brownies, lasagna with homemade rolls, grilled cheeses and tomato soup that makes me melt.  I’ll … Continue reading

Harvest Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

If you’ve checked out my Texas Sheet Cake recipe (linked – it’s awesome!) then you know that half sheet tray cakes are easy to make, feed a crowd, are moist and delish and they are easy to transport – just tape another half sheet tray over the top!  This cake is a perfect follow-up for … Continue reading

Light Brioche Buns

These buns are truly the best buns ever.  When I made them for the first time about five years ago, I wrote, in caps, at the top of the recipe “BEST BUNS EVER.”  They are delicious toasted with butter.  They make a perfect match for burgers and also look amazing in (grill) stripes.  They are … Continue reading

Mom’s Homemade Vegetable Beef Soup

Well, for those of you just joining my blog.  I want to tell you a little about me.  My name is Julie and I’m a carb-a-holic.  I love to bake – especially breads and buns.  If it has flour or flour and yeast – I’m all over it.  I wish I was Gluten-free, but I’m … Continue reading

Sweet Mustard Dip

I just want you to have this recipe for fall, for the holidays, for spur of the moment company and, of course, if you have deer hunters in your life, you will need this Sweet Mustard Dip recipe for their snacks.  I know I could sell this stuff for $4.99 a little jar.  It goes … Continue reading

Whole Grain Oat Rolls

Homemade bread is my thing.  I love baking bread and experimenting with new bread recipes and this one is definitely a winner.  I found this recipe on Tessa’s blog called Handle the Heat (linked) and I knew I had to try it, with a few of my own little tweaks, of course. At first I … Continue reading

15 Bean Soup

I’m officially declaring Soup Season.  The weather has taken a drastic turn to the cooler side and a pot o’ soup on the stove will warm your home and your bones. It is soggy and foggy on FMR, but I still walked the pooches.  They love it and it clears my head.  Once I got … Continue reading

Harvest Pumpkin Pecan Scones

It’s raining!  And raining!  And I love it!  The cabin here on Four Mile Ridge is neat and clean and I am looking forward to cuddling up with Joss T and watching Spirit (thanks, Aunt Kris!) and, of course, cooking!  Last weekend I cooked and baked to my heart’s content and ended up with a … Continue reading

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