Cherry Jello Poke Cake – and driving way too fast


Cherry Jello Poke Cake


I have officially lost my taste for driving in the city. I can’t handle it! This past weekend I drove over to the big city of Austin, Texas for a MommyCon Mini. It’s been years since I’ve driven in a city with more than 20,000 people in it. Anything bigger than a two-lane road makes my palms sweat. I was a little freaked out when I merged into the flow of traffic as I entered Austin.

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Buttermilk Pie – Just like Nanny used to make


Buttermilk Pie

My Nanny, Wanda Whiteley, was an amazing cook. She was an amazing woman. Born just after the Great Depression into a poor family with several siblings, her life as a child was not easy. Because she struggled with severe asthma and was not healthy enough to walk miles to school every day she stayed home and taught herself to read and write. She was loving, supportive, funny and wonderful. I miss her very much.

A few years before she died she took the time to write out several of her favorite recipes by hand into a small spiral notebook. She gave this to me for a Christmas present and I treasure it to this very day. She had terrible arthritis and it hurt her dearly to painstakingly write out each recipe. This Buttermilk Pie recipe was included and it remains a family favorite. 

Nothing would have pleased my Nanny more than to know that her recipes were shared and loved. I’m so proud to post this here on our site and share it with y’all.

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Cake Mix Cookies: Chocolate Chip

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Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies

Is there anything more wonderful than a warm, chewy, chocolate chip cookie? I don’t think so, my friend. Nothing makes you feel more cozy than a pan full of freshly-baked cookies. I’m picky about my cookies. I want them to be buttery, moist, chewy with a hint of crisping around the edges and packed full of chocolate chips. In the past I’ve made them from scratch – but now that I’ve discovered how easily I can get the same homemade results using boxed cake mix my world has been forever changed!

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Cake Mix Cookies: Funfetti and M&M


These cookies are a little party in every bite! I love all the color from the funfetti sprinkles and the M&Ms.

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Cake Mix Cookies: Lemon with White Chocolate


I love anything lemon. Lemon cake, lemonade, lemon bars – and certainly these delicious lemon cookies. Once again we’re using cake mix to make quick and easy cookies in a flash. My oldest daughter decided to join in on the fun while I was trying to snap a few pictures for this recipe post.

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Oreo Pudding Cake and Working Out Aggression


My friend Valerie over at atlantamomofthree is hosting a blog party. I’m all about parties that involve food. I’m happy to bring a yummy Oreo cake creation to share with friends.


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Piña Colada cookies made with cake mix


Cake mix cookies drive quite a bit of traffic to our site through Pinterest and search engine queries. I’ve been inspired by the increased hits on our site to provide several more recipes, and possibly an ecookbook sometime in the near future.

I can often find cake mixes on sale. Recently I was able to pick up several boxes for .87 cents each! One of the flavors I procured was pineapple. I knew in a flash I needed to make a Piña Colada cookie.

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