• Baking
  • Homemade Baked Dog Biscuits

    Homemade Dog Biscuits

    Our Christmas tree is up and it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas here at The Joy of Caking.  Now let the baking begin! The first item on my “To Bake List” was homemade dog biscuits.  These  bite sized treats are for sweet little Annie and all her cute furry brothers and sisters – our granddogs. The best part of making homemade dog […]

  • Baking
  • Baked Double Chocolate Donut Holes

    Sprinkles and donut holes

    My quote for the week?  “When life gives you lemons make Baked Double Chocolate Donut Holes.” So, donut holes it is!           I finished my donut holes off by dipping them in melted chocolate and then rolling them in sprinkle – yum!  Other alternatives are to roll them in powdered sugar or dip them […]

  • Cooking
  • Crockpot Lasagna – Weeknight Easy and Delicious

    Crockpot Lasagna

    Yesterday was dentist appointment day.  Not the kind of day most people look forward too – including myself.  I had a late day appointment and luckily I had the wits about me to throw something in the Crockpot before I headed out because the dentist was running late and by the time I got home it was suppertime. I […]

  • Baking
  • How To Survive A Camping Trip – Camp Like A Girl

    Last weekend a friend of mine admitted to me that she and her family went tent camping this summer and she absolutely hated it.   I told her that I had a completely different opinion about our own camping adventure this summer.  I loved it! Of course, there was a small difference between their trip and ours.  Luckily, we had a very small camper […]

  • Baking
  • Blue Ribbon Concord Grape Pie Filling

    To me, there is something nostalgic about pies, and I have to admit that I am completely smitten with them. Pies were an extremely popular dessert back in the day.  Homemakers made them for their hard-working husbands,  baked and served them after presenting a delicious home-cooked Sunday dinner, and even made them to flaunt their baking skills when guests […]

  • Camping
  • Our Camping Trip At Sampson State Park

    Seneca Lake at Sampson State Park

    Last weekend hubby and I finally went camping.  This was the very first time we have camped as a couple. We have talked about doing this for a long time  but we just never got around to it.  Sometimes it’s hard to disconnect from the busy world we live in and just let go.  I think it’s easy to convince ourselves […]

  • Baking
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars For Glamping

    Homemade Cookie Bars Recipe

    It won’t be long and hubby and I will be off camping, or glamping (glamorous camping) as I prefer to call it. We’ll be living it up in our pink and white camper decorated with throw rugs and a real (small) mattress covered with lots of comfy blankets and pillows.  Other amenities include a private and very cute cedar bathroom, a mini fridge/freezer […]