Red, White & Blue Cake

Heat oven to 350°F. Generously spray 12-cup fluted tube cake pan with baking spray with flour. In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and whole eggs with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. In small bowl, place 1 cup of the batter; stir in 1 teaspoon of the red food […]

Classic Molten Chocolate Cake with Berries

Here’s what we’re baking for Valentine’s Eve: a rich, dark chocolate cake with sweet berries, thanks to the Food Network. While it’s a little time-consuming, the end result is SOOO worth it! Ingredients Cassis Berries: 1/2 cup creme de cassis 1-1/2 cups mixed berries Cake: 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, plus more for the ramekins […]

25+ of Our Staff’s Favorite Holiday Cookies & Sweets

Here are some of our TipsFromTown staff’s favorite Holiday Treats. Happy Baking and Happy Holidays from our TipsFromTown Family! Also See Our Staff’s 25+ Favorite Festive Cocktails. 1. Peppermint White Chocolate Chip Cookies. 2. Magic Layer Bars 3. A (Skinny) Magic Layer Bar 4. Holiday Cookie Bars. 5. Chocolate Covered Buckeyes. 6. Tammy’s Creamy, Crunchy Nanaimo Bars 7. Maple Cut-Out Cookies 8. Candy Canes & White Chocolate Peppermint Bark 9. Beth’s Easy Reindeer […]

Take Me Back To Five Pennies Creamery

If you want to treat yourself, then this is the place for you to indulge! Recently I was at a party and the hostess served a delectable ice cream pie from our local Five Pennies Creamery. I truly forgot just how much I enjoyed ice-cream! They are known for their sundaes – especially their HUMONGOUS […]

Red Velvet Balls OR Reindeer Poop — Better than it sounds

Christmas cookies fun to say and even more fun to eat!

Easy Reindeer Cupcakes for the Last-Minute Mom

Why, oh why did you sign up for the homemade treat at back-to-school night? The sweetest spot of all is the treat that looks like you worked hard and logged many, many hours, but really it was so easy you had time to smile, shower, look smug and get your nails done. This, my friend, is […]

Homemade Desserts

In need of a delicious homemade baked good or dessert(s) for an upcoming party?  How about just surprising your family with a fresh baked cake or a batch of cookies, that are still warm?  Simple Pleasures offers an bi-monthly array of choices.  All homemade and baked locally.  Contact Mary Ellen at smplepleasures@gmail.com for a menu […]