Chocolate Chip Snowballs


Lots of cookies will be made over the next month. We have so many favorites which we make year after year but this year we are making a few favorites slightly differently. We love Snowballs, Mexican Wedding Cakes, or Russian Tea Cake cookies which are all basically shortbread with nuts rolled in confectionery sugar. Some…

7 Christmas Cookies for 2020


‘Tis the season for Christmas cookies! We love to bake and share all our goodies of the season with our friends and neighbors. Though the season may be different this year the love we have for our friends and family is still the same. Here are few cookies you may wish to try in finding…

White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies


Hoping you all had a great Thanksgiving if you celebrated! We are now looking forward to Christmas in our house. We love to bake so we will be sharing lots of our goodies with friends and family. I try to vary our cookies from year to year but there are several that my family MUST…

5 Breads for Brunch


Old Fashioned Banana Bread (click for link to recipe) From the 1972 Betty Crocker cookbook this recipe reminds me of growing up and learning to cook on my own. This bread is lighter in banana flavor but super simple to make. This freezes beautifully and can be made ahead to thaw and warm for a…

Banana Blondie Brownies with Caramel Frosting


Fridays tend to be my sweet recipe days. We like to make brownies, cakes, or cookies for the weekend. It helps to get us through. We are starting to get ready for Christmas too. We cannot have our usual parties and such so we are planning on making lots of cookies and breads to send…

Sweet Potato Bread


In our area pumpkin is hard to find this year. I was able to get 2 pie or sugar pumpkins from our grocery store and 1 from our farm share. Pie or sugar pumpkins are smaller, more fleshy and less stringy than carving pumpkins. We cut them in half, removed the seeds, and roasted them….

Simple Semi Homemade Apple Cider Cake


Team Pumpkin Spice or Apple Cider? I am apple cider all the way. Don’t get me wrong I love a good pumpkin pie more than anything but pumpkin pie flavored foods that shouldn’t be pumpkin pie flavored just don’t sit well with me. When I was little my father worked in an old-fashioned cider mill,…

Top 5 Recipes for September 2020


At the end of every month I take a look back at the previous month to see which recipes have the most likes and views for the previous month. Here are five from September: Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Apples (click for link to recipe) I recently remade favorite on my blog. We still love…

Grilled Peach Sundaes


As the days have officially turned to fall I am sure our days of grilling are going to fewer and far between. We still are trying to keep the grilling going as long as we can. We have decided to grill our Thanksgiving turkey though as we loved the grilled one this summer. So, we…

Almond Pound Cake


Pound cakes are one of my most favorite desserts. I love the spongy texture of the cakes, the flavor either butter, vanilla, or almond, and the slightly thicker crust. Yum. This is a perfect after school snack or morning coffee treat. Verdict: I would make this cake once a week but I don’t because I…

Mini Cherry Cheesecakes


We just got the schedule for back to school. We don’t start until after Labor Day, which is normal here, but the first week back 25% of the students go for half a day each day. So, my son goes one day for half a day. Then the next week they send 25% of the…

Zucchini Bread


I have read this is the year of the zucchini. I guess the weather was perfect for zucchini to thrive and everyone that grew some has a ton. Our CSA farm share has given us 4-5 zucchini and yellow squash each week. Now we know why. Verdict: The nice thing about this bread is that…