We are already over half way through November and baking is something we are doing more and more often. As the weather turns cooler and Thanksgiving is just around the corner we are trying out new recipes. Don’t miss the recipe below.

I am grateful for baking with my kids

Time in the kitchen with my kids is a family pastime. We bake all sorts of things, mainly because I like baking much better than cooking. My son is mastering the art of pies and my oldest daughter is working on creating all sorts of cupcakes! My youngest is just learning but we now let her crack eggs! They are even getting good at baking by themselves. And not just from a box. My oldest daughter makes a mean Pioneer Women carrot cake.

More than the crazy number of yummy calories we eat (which is way too many), I love the moments in the kitchen together. We laugh and learn. We have made some of the most delicious and the most terrible desserts! Oh well. It is always worth it.

I want my kids able to get around a kitchen. They actually try so many more things then I ever did since they are apart of making it. Honestly this is with cooking too. The other day my son ate a Starbucks “from the farm” egg wrap. There was mushrooms,  peppers, tomatoes all mixed in with the eggs. He loved it.  I would have been done at “mushrooms!”

I have many fond memories of baking with my mom and I think that is special. So I am grateful to have the moments in the kitchen with my kids.

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How to make these yummy Apple cakes



1 C Vegetable oil

2 C sugar

3 Eggs

3 C Flour

1 tsp Baking Soda

2 tsp Vanilla

1 C Chopped pecans (we don’t cook with lots of nuts..but add them in you love them!)

3 C Peeled and chopped apples


1/2 C Butter

1 C Brown Sugar, packed

1/4 C Evaporated Milk

1/2 tsp Vanilla

For the cake

Preheat oven to 350º. Grease a pan 9×13  (we used this Wilton bundt cake pan.)  Combine oil, sugar, and eggs. Stir in flour and baking soda. Add vanilla, pecans, and apples. Spread in prepared pan and back for 45-50 minutes. Cool for two hours. Then prepare frosting.

For the frosting

Boil all ingredients in a small saucepan for 2 minutes. Set pan in bowl filled with ice water. Beat icing until you can spread it. Spread on cake.


Seriously.. you may just want to double this one… because it will be gone before you blink.  And tomorrow you can be grateful for baking too!




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