How to Make Frozen Yogurt at Home + 3 flavors!

How to Make Frozen Yogurt at Home. Vanilla Bean ♥ bakeat350.net for The Pioneer Woman Food & Friends

I remember when frozen yogurt shops first started opening in our city. I was a teenager and we would drive 30 minutes to get fro-yo. We were addicted. One of my mom's friends, Sue, went early one day, came home, changed her clothes, and went back later. My mom had good friends, and they were obviously good role models for me. ;)

My love of fro-yo had not waned. It's SO easy to make at home. Surprisingly easy.

How to Make Frozen Yogurt at Home. Strawberry ♥ bakeat350.net for The Pioneer Woman Food & Friends

There are a few "secret" ingredients that make homemade frozen yogurt creamy, luscious, and velvety.

My boys thought these frozen yogurts tasted like cheesecake. They're not wrong.

Beets & Turmeric Quick Bread

Beets & Turmeric Quick Bread

If you are anything like me, you love a quick bread. Banana bread, zucchini bread, pumpkin bread, beer bread...give me all the bread. Quick breads are perfect for breakfast or a snack. Have you ever made French toast with quick bread? Ohmystars. Actually, just forget I mentioned that...we're making a quick bread that's a little healthier today, but still tastes JUST AS GOOD.

You know I've been on a turmeric kick lately. (See this cake and these cookies.) What you might not know is that I've been helping a local juice company called Just Made Juice since last fall with photography and social media, etc. I drink a LOT of juice.

Tropical Turmeric Lattes ♥ bakeat350.net

(I made these Tropical Turmeric Lattes for their Instagram page. OBSESSED!!! Side note: these would be so good with a little splash of rum. Just sayin'.)

Just Made Juice

The juices are all-natural with no preservatives, no added sweeteners. They're tropical juices blended with a functional ingredient, like turmeric or ginger. Made in Texas, holla! (Do people still say holla?)

Brown Butter and Vanilla Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Brown Butter and Vanilla Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Before you think you'll never make these because you don't like oatmeal raisin cookies, let me tell you that I'm in the same camp. THESE CHANGED MY MIND. Now, I've made oatmeal raisin cookies in the past...if you've been reading the blog for a while, you know they're always for my dad. I've liked those cookies, but these I looooooooove. As in, I'm going to make them again FOR MYSELF...with the raisins and everything, not swapping them out for chocolate chips like I usually would.

Brown Butter and Vanilla Oatmeal Raisin Cookies ... the BEST oatmeal raisin cookies EVER.

It all started out pretty simply. Well, my dad broke his arm. (Maybe that wasn't so simple.) I decided to make oatmeal raisin cookies to ship to him during his recovery. I planned to make the oatmeal cookie recipe from the carton. Then, I thought...

And with all of those questions stirring, the brown butter and vanilla oatmeal raisin cookie was born. The resulting cookie is rich, buttery, vanilla-y, chewy, soft, and oh so delicious. It's the best oatmeal cookie you'll ever make. 

golden brown butter

We start with brown butter. I always take my butter off of the heat a bit early....just when the bits are golden, not dark brown. The rich taste is there, but there's no worry of burning it. 

Elderflower and Orange Bundt Cake

Elderflower and Orange Bundt Cake - perfect for Mother's Day...or a royal wedding.

You know those "food trends" articles that come out at the beginning of each year? I usually don't pay them much attention. Hello, kale and quinoa? Can we be over those now? Anyhoo, I saw that floral flavors would be a trend for 2018, and apparently, I'm ALL IN.

*this post is sponsored by Imperial Sugar

Elderflower and Orange Bundt Cake - perfect for Mother's Day...or a royal wedding. ♥ bakeat350.net

I can't get enough floral...whether it's Hibiscus Aqua Fresca Sangria, Elderflower Cocktails, Hibiscus Lemon Squares, or this Elderflower and Orange Bundt Cake.

Elderflower and Orange Bundt Cake - perfect for Mother's Day...or a royal wedding. ♥ bakeat350.net

Side note: after making this cake thinking it would be perfect for Mother's Day, I read that that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding cake is rumored to be (dun, dun, DUN) elderflower and lemon!!! WHAT?!?!? Pretty sure it won't be a bundt cake, though.

Cinco de Mayo Cake

 Cinco de Mayo Cake with bright buttercream flowers and a colorful border

Yes, it's Ocho de Mayo. I may always be on time in real life, but on the blog...maybe not so much.

This cake was for a cake auction (!) at a Cinco de Mayo fundraiser. Spoiler: it did sell and not to a relative. Yay!

Cinco de Mayo Cake with bright buttercream flowers and a colorful border

Attempting a pretty cake still makes me a little nervous, probably because I don't do it very often. I did use a recipe that I love, though, so that part made me a little less nervous. I made this yellow layer cake with cookies dough filling and fudge frosting. The only change I made in the cake is that I toasted the flour for the filling to make that cookie dough 100% safe to eat.