Snapshot: fun with Mod Podge

edited to add recipes below


To streamline cooking, we’re putting our frequently used recipes to the inside of the cabinet doors near the range. No more searching!

As requested, here are closeups so you can see the recipes we included so far.  We’ll probably add more over time, but these are the ones we use the most.



Grandma’s Wacky Cake (also called Crazy Cake)

A rich, delicious Depression era recipe that contains no eggs, milk or butter.  I think everyone’s grandma had a recipe like this.

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 6 Tbs. cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 Tbs. vinegar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla

In an ungreased 9×13 pan, combine dry ingredients.  Mix with a fork until thoroughly combined.  Be sure to get the corners!

Add water, vinegar and vanilla all at once.  Mix thoroughly again.

Bake 35 minutes at 350 or just until cake tests done.  Don’t ice it, because the soft moist top is the best part! To make it special, dust with powdered sugar.

Chocolate Oatmeal No-bake Cookies

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
4-5 cups oats

In a 4 quart pot, stir together sugar and cocoa. Add milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat and boil 2 minutes.
Working quickly, remove from heat and stir in butter, peanut butter and vanilla. Confession: I never measure peanut butter. 1-2 big glops from a spoon will do nicely. Stir in the oats and drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper. Remember, work quickly. If you are too slow your cookies will cool and set in the pan and you’ll be forced to eat the rest straight from the pan with a spoon. Not good for the hips.
Let cool thoroughly and enjoy.


Moist Fudgy Brownies from scratch

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, opt.

Combine eggs, butter, cocoa, sugar and vanilla.  Stir until combined.  Add flour, salt and walnuts and stir again.

Bake in a buttered 9×13 for 25-30 minutes at 350, just until done in the center.  Serve warm.







  1. Great idea! I need to pin this!

  2. I take this idea a step further and clip magazine recipes that I know I will make if only I could find them in a pinch and put them on cupboard doors. 🙂

  3. Brilliant idea! I should do that!

  4. I love the idea of all the recipes there for easy reference!! I now wish I had enough recipes to make something like that worthwhile. im a cook on the fly kinda gal. that looks like enough of X ingredient. that should work! lol. but I love that!! especially if theres any old family recipes that have been passed down through the years 🙂

    • I tend to guess, estimate, and wing it when I cook, so this is mainly for my younger cooks. But there are a few recipes we follow to the letter, and with many helpers I don’t necessarily make X often enough myself to remember the recipe.

  5. I used painter’s tape for mine, great for telling the kids where to find it.

  6. Love it. Could you take a bigger picture so I can try some of your recipes? I do make bread for our family and right now only follow one recipe.

  7. AWESOME IDEA…. Love creativity

  8. I keep my everyday bread recipe inside the cabinet door by the mixer. I haven’t put any other recipes in there. I don’t make a lot of types of bread, and I rarely use a recipe or measure for anything other than baking.

  9. Great idea. I put my monthly menu in the cabinet door, check it every morning to see what to get out of the freezer. I make about 6 copies at a time, then tape them in the door in such a way that I can peel the old month away, and the new month is there. I also mark off meals as they are cooked. That way if I need to have a crock pot meal that day, or re-arrange in some other way, I don’t have to scan the whole month to see what day was skipped, when I need that meal for later.

  10. I never thought to use modge podge! But I do have my taco seasoning recipe taped inside my spice cabinet door for easy access. Not sure why I’ve never put any others there… maybe I will now!

  11. Very cool idea! 🙂

  12. Love it!

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