Space Shuttle Cake


Contributor: Jen (wife of 1 and mom of 3)

 It is made from a 9×13 pan with the wings cut from the top and placed in position. Any flavor of cake mix will do.  M&Ms for lettering.  Twizzlers pull and peel were used for outline. Cupcakes were used for the middle of the space shuttle.  

Can you use a new cupcake/cake decorating set?  There is still time to enter to win a 55 piece set to help with your cake making! You can read here for more information!



Double Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Contributor: Michelle Griffin

chocolate raspberry

This one is double chocolate raspberry. It has layers of chocolate ganache and chocolate mouse as well as raspberry preserves.

Its frosted on the outside with chocolate mousse as well.

*Baking With Mom note: Here is a recipe for Chocolate Mousse Frosting.

Do you have a cake you would like to share with Baking With Mom readers? We would love to see it! You can send it into contact.

Kitchen Tip Tuesday: Free Cooking eBooks

Here are a few free cooking eBooks.  Make sure you check the price before you checkout to make sure they are still free, as prices can change.  Don’t have a Kindle? Me neither. :-) Read eBooks using the FREE Kindle Reading App on Most Devices. You can download books right to your pc, smartphone or tablet.

cooking Easy Recipes for Summer Cooking: A short collection of receipes from Donal Skehan, Sheila Kiely and Rosanne Hewitt-Cromwell


Things Mother Used to Make A Collection of Old Time Recipes, Some Nearly One Hundred Years Old and Never Published Before


Breville presents Thought for Food 2012 Recipe eBook


Rice Flour Recipes – 40 Gluten Free Rice Flour Recipes For All Occasions

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Progressive Kitchen Tools On Sale From $6.99

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Right now at Zulily, Progressive Kitchen Tools are on sale starting at $6.99.  I was looking at all the items on sale and I there are so many wonderful products to choose from.  They have great organizational tools like the Brown Sugar Keeper


and the Fruit & Vegetable Keeper Set (I seriously need to buy this!).

Here is what is said of Progressive:

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You can go here to see all of the products Progressive has on sale at zulily.

Sale ends 8/22.

Have you entered to win a 55 piece cupcake set (and a class on how to use that cupcake set) yet?  You can read more about it here.


Blueberry Crumble Tart


Those blueberries.

With the abundance of blueberries in my home, I had mentioned to you I would be making a lot of blueberry recipes.  A lot are last minute, trying to get supper on the table, what can I throw together so my family can have a dessert tonight.

I like it when last minute throw together dessert works.

I look like a great wife/mom and it just took a couple minutes to make.  How delightful.

This Blueberry Crumble Tart would have been better with ice cream or whipped cream.  I should have had some in the freezer and I didn’t.  My hubby, who enjoys ice cream/whipped cream on desserts such as this, after handing him his plate of dessert, will usually say, “I’ll have some Cool Whip too” knowing full well we don’t have any.  We’ve been married for 17 years.  He’s probably said that 6798 times.  I guess I should always have Cool Whip in the house. ;-)

The bottom crust is pie crust.  I really need to add pie crust to my freezer cooking list.  My mom will make a bunch of pie crusts and freeze them.  For a quick dessert night, you would already have the hardest part done.  Anything to make a busy mom’s life simpler, wouldn’t you say?

Blueberry Crumble Tart

1 single pie crust (I used this recipe here)

1 1/2-2 cups blueberries

1 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp sugar


1 cup quick oats

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup butter (softened)

Preheat oven to 350*.  Roll the pie crust in a circle (I do it directly on the baking sheet).  Set aside.  Mix the blueberries, cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl until blueberries are coated.  Spread the blueberries evenly on the pie crust.

Mix all the topping ingredients in a bowl (I use my hands).  Sprinkle topping evenly over blueberries.  Bake for 20-25 minutes or until pie crust is done.

Menu Plan Monday

 Peach muffin

School is back in session!  Already I have heard “Mom I need…” for something school related.  I guess I am running to the store today.

As I am trying to get into the school, homeschool and sport activities groove, I find myself wishing I had more meals in the freezer.  I am going to focus on meals for Fill It Up Friday.  Last week was a successful week as I put away peaches (canned and frozen), fried up ground beef and grilled more chicken.  I’m thinking casseroles of all flavors this week. .  I’m also thinking I MUST clean out my freezer because not only do things fall out when we open the door, sometimes the door does not close.  Unfortunately, the children do not pay attention to that.  You guessed it, I walked by and cold air was coming from the freezer.  Time to rearrange.


Cereal, oatmeal, peach muffin with crumb topping, bagels


Macaroni and cheese, grilled cheese, PBJ’s, grilled chicken salad, granola bars


Chicken Noodle Casserole, green beans, cornbread

Pizza Burger (I hope to get a better picture for you. Some of the first pictures I took…not good!) ;-) salad, rolls

Pancakes, eggs, fruit

Roast, potatoes, carrots, rolls

Homemade pizza, simple fruit salad, veggies

Fill The Freezer

Chicken Noodle Casserole (I’ll double this when I make it for supper)

Pizza Burger (doubled)

Pizza Bake

Ground Beef (cook and freeze)

Are you putting away anything in your freezer? Do you have a great casserole dish you would like to share with me? I would love to hear about it in the comments.