Hen and Chicks

As some of you know, I keep chickens.  Lots of chickens.  We just recently added to our existing flock and I’ve enjoyed watching the chicks wander around the yard while the older chickens teach them how to scratch for their food.  Keeping chickens is very rewarding and if you’re interested in adding to your flock,…

Springtime Cut Out Cookies

I am really excited about this recipe, I modified a regular cut out cookie recipe by adding lemon zest and cinnamon to give the cookies a bright flavor for spring.  The addition of cardamom would add an extra flavor note to this recipe, unfortunately,  I didn’t have any on hand.  One of the best things…

Monkey Cake

This cake always makes me giggle. For some reason it just always comes out looking goofy. Another egg-shaped cake, this time frosted in chocolate buttercream. After smoothing out the frosting I make the ears, adding pink for the inside of the ear. Next, I use yellow buttercream frosting to make the mouth area. On top…