I lost my job, and started baking more

At the end of last year, I hit a snag…..I lost my job!

I’ve been so grateful for the last few months. I had multiple people reach out about job opportunities and groceries. I made the best with what I had been given…a bunch of baking ingredients. Pinterest and Tiktok were my best friends.

Did you know you could make a cake with just boxed cake mix and a can of Sprite Zero? It’s super duper good!! And I’m super weird, but I put the frosting on while the cake is warm. It melts all around it.

Things I’ve done since losing my job:
-applied for a ton of jobs
-baked some yummy bread
-allowed myself to break down a handful of times
-donated plasma
-set routines in place for myself and my kiddos
-asked for a lot of help
-humbled myself toward my sons and daughters
-baked a little more bread 🥖

I have a little more wait time for job opportunities, but with my support and my children, I can do anything.


Super Easy Cobbler Recipe

This is one of my favorite desserts to make, and it’s super easy. Try it out for yourself and let me know which pie filling you used.


  • 2 cans of pie filling (apple, cherry, etc)
  • 1 box golden butter cake mix
  • 1 stick of butter
  • cinnamon
  • sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a 13×9 pan, spread the 2 cans of pie filling evenly to the bottom of the pan
  3. Sprinkle a thin layer of cinnamon and sugar
  4. Sprinkle the cake mix over the filling
  5. Cut the butter sticks and place them over the top of the mix
  6. Place in the oven for 45 minutes, or until golden brown on top
  7. Once done, allow to cool for 5 minutes. Serve with ice cream.

2-Ingredient Dough

What I love about this recipe is that it takes no wait time at all. Because it uses self-rising flour, you don’t have to allow it to rise for a couple hours. Another reason is that my kids LOVE it when I make this dough. We’ve made cheese bomb rolls (wrapped cubes of mozzarella cheese in the dough), breadsticks, and pizza with this recipe.

We made a super simple cheese pizza with ours. I had left over shredded cheese and a half jar of pizza sauce. Thankfully, my kids were satisfied.


  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 cup of plain greek yogurt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine flour and greek yogurt to mixer.
  3. Mix until it forms into a ball.
  4. Oil up your sheet pan and stretch out dough.
  5. Add toppings to your liking.
  6. Put in oven for 17-20 minutes, or until golden brown.
  7. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  8. Slice up and enjoy!

Hot Fudge Cake Recipe

This had to have been one of my favorite recipes to try out. It’s important to follow the directions so that you’ll have that ooey, gooey hot fudge in with the cake. If you’re a chocoholic, you’ll want to try out this delicious dessert!

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons baking cocoa (2 tbsp + 4 tbsp, separated)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups hot water

Turn the oven on to 350°.

Mix the flour, sugar, 2 tablespoons of cocoa, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. In another bowl, mix the milk, oil, and vanilla together with a whisk.

Mix just until moistened. Add to flour mixture.

Move to a 9-inch square baking pan that hasn’t been greased. Mix the brown sugar and the rest of the cocoa in a small bowl, then sprinkle it over the batter. Pour hot water over everything, but don’t mix it.

Bake 35-40 minutes. Let it cool for just a few minutes and then serve. If you want, add ice cream or whipped cream on top.