Michigan apple season. It is almost my favorite but I have to put it out there – I LOVE fall and pumpkin season even more! But that is not for a while longer, so for now I’ll just eat my scrumptious Michigan apples. Last year I was given a giant crate of apples thanks to my mother-in-law and her family. I made crisps, cakes, pies, cobblers, canned my own apple sauce, cooked apples with ribs and sat around munching on then with some peanut butter! [Read more…]
It’s been a pretty amazing year for YUMeating. This isn’t my first website, but it is the first that I have really poured myself into. I have tried so hard with other sites but could never quite make them work. Maybe at the time I thought it was the right niche, only to find out later maybe the niche was semi right, but the domain wasn’t quite there.
I’m happy where I am with YUM. It has been a lot of fun and it’s brought cooking back into my life in a positive way. I’m able to share my tales with kiddo and pass on the things my mother taught me. I think starting YUM after getting my Master’s was the best thing for all of us.
You see that pan in there with my pretty cheddar potato bread? That is Buttermilk Chocolate Bread from “Taste of Home Annual Recipes 2003.”
Well let’s just say it’s the bread that wasn’t.
I’m pretty open here at YUM. I don’t claim to be a certified chef or trained baker. I’m not a registered dietitian or nutritionist. All my knowledge comes from years of experience and my own personal health struggles. So, when something doesn’t work out, I have nothing to hide.
Remember that Cotton Candy cake? Oh my gosh, that was hilarious.
You know sometimes not everything turns out as planned and I’m not ashamed to admit it. I’ve had some Cotton Candy cake that didn’t turn out well. Foodies aren’t perfect. We make mistakes and if you are reading a food blog and you are under the impression they are perfect cooks – they are lying to you 😉
No, really. They aren’t perfect.
You need to. Go ahead. I’ll wait for you. But come back!
Back in October I received some Mac-n-Mo mix from Ms. Mo herself and made quite a few recipes from her mix. They all turned out really YUMmy and had the family seal of approval.
Pinterest and I have a long-term love/hate relationship. We’ve been friend since its early Beta stages and scrolling through some of my pins you’ll see just how long I’ve been around there. It’s almost embarrassing.
When kiddo comes for the weekend one of my favorite things to do with her is try out some new baking recipes. When I saw a pin for something easy that I had ingredients on hand for I thought I would give it a try.
I had one sugar free cake mix and a ton of sugar-free jello on hand so I let her pick the flavor. She picked cherry. It just needed to be red for the Cotton Candy look.
I made the cake up according to the directions and then put the package of cherry jello in.