I like to bake.

I’m pretty good at it.

I’ve posted a few recipes here and there, but I am certainly not a foodie or food blogger.

However…with the weather outside turning frightful I’ve turned to making things delightful in the kitchen and I’ve seriously enjoyed it. The series is sponsored by Pillsbury and I am grateful for the posts getting me back to baking. I forgot how much I enjoy it (and my family forgot how good I am at it.) Not to mention it was a perfect excuse to make some of the things I had found on Pinterest.

Here’s a few things I’ve made so far…(you can click through to get recipes and instructions, mostly from Vivi.)

Chocolate Vanilla Zebra Cake

Apple Pie with Cinnamon Roll Crust and Crumb Topping

Pumpkin Pudding Pie and Apple Pie (with a super fancy top!)

Peppermint Marshmallow Chocolate Chip Sugar Cookies

I put the same topping that is on the cookies on top of brownies on Saturday.

The only problem is I need to get to know more of my neighbors so we don’t end up eating all this stuff ourselves.


  1. Note to self: move to Indiana and become Casey’s neighbor.

    These look amazing!

  2. You keep making me want to move back to Indiana each time you post something like this! My parents would be nearby, and maybe I could sweet talk some free sugars 😉

    Looks DELICIOUS!

  3. Amy in StL says:

    I’ll bet it’s not hard to make friends with your neighbors when you have all that in the kitchen!

  4. Send some of that to Wisconsin!

  5. OK, seriously – awesome! I think I’ll live vicariously through you – I don’t have time to bake, but I wish I did!

  6. I love Pinterest so much, mostly for the baked goods. Every single item I’m toting to the preschool bake sale this weekend was inspired by Pinterest. The other day, I was looking at some pins when i stumbled upon one of Nutella mug cake. I jumped up right then, went to the kitchen and made one. Thank you, Pinterest.

  7. I mean. Minnesota isn’t exactly a NEIGHBOR, but I would love a delivery of those cookies =)

  8. OMGoodness…YUM! I had a feeling pinterest was evil and would eat up way too much of my time. Now I am convinced. I love to bake, too, and am afraid I will get totally sucked in, especially when I see photos like these!!! I. Must. Resist. I don’t have any more time to donate to this computer, but you’re making me even more curious as to what I am missing out on!

  9. Howdy, neighbor!

  10. I’ll pay for shipping! 🙂

  11. OMG to the peppermint cookies.
    I. Die.