Baking

Apricot Oat Bars

For those of you who know me, you may know we recently got rid of our cable. Oh boy.  I will be honest.  It’s been a lot harder for me, as most things usually are I’m coming to realize!  I no longer have the luxury of watching my favorite cooking shows at night while folding […]

Banana Muffins

Here’s another breakfast recipe that gets rave reviews from my kids.  Besides, who else do we aim to please than our kids when it comes to mealtime?  What I love, love, love about this recipe is that there is no sifting of the dry ingredients!  Huge timesaver for a momma!  It’s basically just dump, mix […]

Breakfast Cookies

Our breakfasts usually consist of oatmeal, frozen Kashi blueberry waffles, banana bread, whole wheat pancakes, egg in a basket, and French toast.  I don’t like to give my kids cereal since most are so high in sugar and I don’t find it all that filling.  (I’m slowly weaning my Honey Nut Cheerio loving family from […]

Christmas Goodies

Tis the season for making treats.  I know many of you stress over what to make for all the folks in your life but I find this part of the season most enjoyable.  I think all gifts should be consumables.:) I have done something different each year and this year I opted for homemade granola, […]

Flaky Buttery Biscuits

We had a Southern supper recently complete with fried chicken, mashed potatoes and a vegetable.  I had a hankering for homemade biscuits.  I am not very confident in my bread making abilities but these turned out better than I expected!  We had the leftover biscuits the next morning for breakfast with butter and honey alongside […]

Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

This recipe comes from my all time favorite cookbook, Barefoot Contessa Family Style.  I think it was the first cookbook I ever purchased after being a newlywed and I have tried so many of Ina’s recipes with great success.  These blueberry muffins are so moist and *fluffy*.  I love the addition of the sour cream […]

Afternoon Tea

Last Saturday I hosted an afternoon tea for a friend at church who is moving away.  It was such fun to pull out all the linens, china and some random accents that I had packed away in boxes in the basement that I have no room for in my kitchen.  The girls came over around […]

Broadmoor Banana Bread

The Broadmoor Hotel is a five star hotel in Colorado Springs.  It oozes luxury and elegance and the minute I saw it, I was enchanted.  I’ve only stayed there once and it lived up to all of my expectations.  I told my hubby that I would gladly work there (They have a culinary apprenticeship program).  […]

Chocolate Chip Cookies

I made these cookies years ago and had forgotten about them until a friend reminded me of them recently.  These are unlike any other chocolate chip cookies you’ve ever tasted!  The batter is almost cake-like because of the addition of the sour cream.  A cross between a chocolate chip cookie and cake?  Yes, please! Chocolate […]