• Baking
  • Kellogg’s Cereal Cookies

    I’ve been pinning a lot of cupcakes and big slices of cake on Pinterest this week and I can tell you that both are super popular right now. So what do I go and bake, knowing that cupcakes and cake drawing masses to my boards?  Cookies!  But not just any cookies, cookies that are a bit healthier and totally delicious.  I’m […]

  • Cooking
  • Chicken With Long Grain & Wild Rice Soup

    This morning when I woke up the shine was shining brightly. I welcomed it after having snow and cold for the last few days. After feeding the hungry birds that have optimistically migrated back to the Finger Lakes Region, and savoring my first cup of coffee, I decided short order that I wanted to spend a good […]

  • Great Products
  • Are There Benefits In Drinking Oolong Tea?

    I recently stumbled across an article that claimed there are significant health benefits of drinking different types of tea. After reading the article I decided to put my coffee on the back burner and go tea shopping.  While I could never give up my coffee I do like tea, and like most people, I’m all for trying something that may be a […]

  • Baking
  • It’s a Done Deal! And the Recipe for Mini Blueberry Cupcakes

    If I had to describe myself, I’d start with the words determined and persistent, both qualities that came into play when I (a non-techy gal) recently switched my blog from WordPress.com to WordPress.org. After five years of blogging I made the decision to switch to a self-hosted blog because I want to run with the […]

  • food photography
  • Sweet Happenings For Valentine’s Day

    Thanks to Temptation Candy out in California, The Joy of Caking is hosting an awesome Valentine’s Day CHOCOLATE giveaway! Temptation Candy has assured me that one lucky reader of The Joy of Caking will enjoy a package filled with delicious chocolates similar to the ones pictured here. THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED – CONGRATULATIONS TO ZOE […]

  • Cooking
  • An Easy Chocolate Valentine’s Day Dessert– Homemade Chocolate Pudding

    Today is Valentine’s Day.  In celebration of this romantic holiday, I made homemade chocolate pudding that we will have for dessert after a delicious home cooked meal.  It’s not fancy; it’s just good. If you don’t like the sound of some of the ingredients that are listed on the packages of store-bought pudding, have no […]