Wicked Whoopie Pies

Whoopie PiesI was house/offspring sitting again and since I had the help, decided to tackle a recipe I’ve always wanted to try – whoopie pies! Traditional recipes have a marshmallow filling, but we used cream cheese icing because my ‘baking assistant’ loves it and we didn’t feel like going out to buy Fluff. We made them and even though we both bake a lot, we were shocked at how good they were. The only downside is that because you put two together, it only makes 12 servings and you’re going to want more! Continue reading

Enchanting Orange Coconut Cake

Orange Coconut CakeAfter already deciding to and completing baking this cake, I realized that I had made a recipe with coconut last week (Amazing Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies), makes you think I have a thing for coconut! The truth is, I do, but I’m kind of (unfortunately) a coconut snob. You see, my grandparents had a house on the Caribbean island Grenada, also known as the Island of Spice. I grew up going there for a few weeks a year until the age of ten, Continue reading