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…

French Boule

Pictures in this post were updated April, 2019. One of my favorite cookbooks that I acquired last year is Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. The authors promise that anyone can bake a loaf of bread that rivals something from a French bakery in just five minutes of active preparation time. I have made…