Solvang California

Solvang is a city in southern California’s Santa Ynez Valley. It’s known for its Danish-style architecture and many wineries. We spent the day with our Friends John and Ginette from Florida, full timing in their Holiday Rambler Ambassador with their two dogs Peanut and Wiggy. John’s a Coast Guard veteran but likes to support the …

Vanilla Cupcakes

Save Print Vanilla Cupcakes Prep time:  40 mins Cook time:  20 mins Total time:  1 hour   Ingredients 1½ cups all-purpose flour 1½ teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon fine salt 2 large eggs, at room temperature ⅔ cup sugar 1½ sticks (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract ½ cup milk Instructions …

Caramelized Bananas

Save Print Caramelized Bananas   Ingredients 2 tablespoons 2 Bananas Cinnamon Ice Cream Instructions Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a skillet. Add 2 sliced bananas and 2 tablespoons brown sugar. Cook until golden and syrupy, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle the bananas with cinnamon and spoon over ice cream. 3.5.3251  

Basic Cream Cheese Frosting

Save Print Basic Cream Cheese Frosting   Ingredients ½ cup butter, softened 8 ounces cream cheese 4 cups confectioners’ sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Instructions Beat softened butter and cream cheese until well blended. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat until creamy. 3.5.3251