Friday, September 20, 2013

As the fair comes to a close this weekend, I begin more recipe testing for next year...

With that I have started to look at some of the mixes at The Cooks Companion & More here in Tahlequah, over on Muskogee Ave.

For my first experiment for a possibility for an entry  for next year I used the Wind & Willow Caramel Apple- Cheeseball & Dessert Mix that I purchased from The Cooks Companion & More.(See pics below):

These are the mixes I used to create this test recipe.
Use the real stuff, but if you are watching intake, you can use the other.

Before it becomes batter, it is like this.

Here is the batter, after well combining.

Into the loaf pan it goes before the oven .
This is the final result of the recipe, before I took it to the gals at The Cooks Companion & More.

Here is the recipe for this test:

Caramel Apple Pound Cake:


One Caramel Apple Cheeseball &Dessert Mix
(from The Cooks Companion & More, on Muskogee Ave, Tahlequah,OK)

One Best Choice Box Pound Cake Mix

Two whole eggs

2/3 block of cream cheese

3/4 cup 2% lactose free milk


Mixing bowl

9x5x3 loaf pan

non-stick cooking spray




Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Combine in a mixing bowl, the mixes, eggs,milk,and cream cheese.  Once all well combined, pour into liberally sprayed loaf pan.

Insert into the preheated oven, and bake for 1 hour 15 minutes until golden brown.  Once time is done, take out of oven , and poke with skewer, and if the skewer comes out clean, leave in pan to cool.

While cake is cooling quickly do the following:

Take one stick of butter and two tablespoons of sugar and apple pie spice in a microwave safe bowl or microwave safe coffee mug for about 45 seconds, and stir to combine.

While the cake is still warm, poke with skewer on top all over, and drizzle the above over the top, to let it soak into the cake and finish cooling. This will add some moisture. Serve with your favorite fall ice cream, or favorite warm fall beverage.


Next Week: What can I do with the Pumpkin Pie Cheeseball & Dessert Mix from Cooks Companion?

Stay tuned!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

I Need Your Help to Make My Goal!

 I have a campaign on right now that is geared towards the Baking Diva minded women in our lives.

It is my hope that I will reach the goal of 1000 product reservations, because that is what has to be hit, before it will be produced by teespring. I would love to exceed that goal, but for that to happen, I need your help in spreading the word.

I have until September 22nd, 2013 to make this happen. The hoodies are set to sell for $29 each. I think they are a fun way to express your Baking Divatude. I welcome boutiques, individuals, etc....

The reason I am doing this is to earn the money for a storm shelter to be put on my property, since my husband, dogs and I live in a double wide in the country. Truthfully, we are tired of doing Chinese fire drills  to escape during tornado season in our blazer. My other reasons for doing this are to create a dental fund to help cover what our dental insurance will not, also to begin to put together an emergency household fund, plus a doggie emergency fund for our furbabies(we have four boys-(dogs) to take care of).

I would also like to be able to give back to some non profits in my area, that I know need the help right now. So the more reservations I get = the more I can do and take care of.

If you can stop by and participate that would be great and put me closer to my goal. I also appreciate the help in spreading the word also.

You can find the campaign at:

Thank You for your time