Other Recipes

Peach Ginger Smoothies

Who doesn’t love a frothy fruit smoothie on a warm summer’s day… Wait. What? It’s not summer anymore, you say? PSH! Labor Day might be behind us, but fall doesn’t officially start until next week. So that means I can still have smoothies and eat watermelon and fire up the grill for at least a […]

Comfort Food Time: Sweet Cornbread Muffin Recipe

The other night I was making chili, a less spicy version of Allison’s chili, and I wanted to make cornbread to go with it. I usually go the easy way and use a mix. But I didn’t have one. I started looking for a simple cornbread recipe to make and came across a recipe posted […]

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Summer is here (well, for a few more weeks at least!). Lots of fresh fruits and vegetables are available from the gardens. What do you do with it all if you have your own garden? My mom is supplying me with tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, green beans and zucchinis. We freeze some of the fresh veggies, […]

Double Chocolate Banana Scones

I love a warm scone and tall glass of iced coffee in the morning. And trust me, I don’t love much in the morning. Until about an hour after I wake up, I speak more in growls and grunts than actual sentences, unlike my boyfriend and mother who both have the annoying gene that causes […]

Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake

Do you like lemon flavored desserts with lots of lemon flavor? Sometimes when I bake lemon desserts the lemon flavor isn’t as strong as I think I should be. And if it gets a lemon glaze, the lemon flavor’s a little too tart. I like to have a balanced flavor. With blueberries getting ripe here in […]

The Easiest Pain Au Chocolat Recipe in the Entire World

I’m pretty sure “pain au chocolat” is French for “I’m going to be in pain if I don’t have another chocolate croissants.” Or possibly, “You’re going to be in pain if I don’t get another chocolate croissant.” My French might be a little rusty. In any case, the glorious pain au chocolat is hands down […]

Mini Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins: Mmm…Zesty

I love recipes that make my life a little…zesty. You know, that unexpected zing… Okay, my life might be a little sad that I’m this excited over a muffin recipe, but I LOVE MUFFINS. Breakfast pastries in general, actually. My kingdom for a perfect chocolate croissant. If anyone has the perfect chocolate croissant recipe, please […]

Thin Crust Pizza

I tried out a new product called Flatout Light Italian Herb Flatbreads. The package says it has 90 calories, 9 grams of protein and 74% fewer net carbs than 2 slices of wheat bread. A lot of times products like this tend to taste like cardboard, so I was a skeptical. We first tried them […]

Apple Pear Scones

Every home chef has to have at least a couple of recipes up their sleeve that never fail to impress. We become known for these recipes, and when all else fails, we can whip up a batch and all else is forgiven, no matter how crispy and black dinner may be. For me, that “up […]

Pizza Pinwheels

This Pennsylvania winter has been so cold and snowy that I can hardly wait for spring. The ground hog saw his shadow on February 2nd and says 6 more weeks of winter. So far he has been right. I make a lot of meals in the oven just to help warm the kitchen. I had […]

Chunky Applesauce Cinnamon Pancakes

I was looking around for something different to make for breakfast that didn’t involve a whole lot of extra ingredients and time. Sometimes you get sick of the usual eggs, toast or cereal. I came across a Taste of Home recipe for Cinnamon Applesauce Pancakes, which I pinned. It looked simple to make and had […]

Chewy Gingersnap Molasses Cookies

Do you like the taste of gingersnaps, but don’t like how crunchy they are? Do you want something soft and chewy like a molasses cookie? Well here is the recipe for you. The Chewy Gingersnap Molasses Cookie recipe is the one for you. It is the best of both worlds. I pinned a version of […]

Watermelon Slush Recipe (Because I’m Not Ready to Say Goodbye to Summer Yet!)

Oh my goodness, wasn’t it just the fourth of July??? Seriously, I think it blinked and became October. And while I’m enjoying all the pumpkin-flavored recipes hitting Pinterest yet again, I am having a hard time letting go of summer. I live in Virginia, so it’s definitely time to put the shorts and flip flops […]

Tropical Banana Bread

I like to make different kinds of quick breads and put them in the freezer. With the fall coming we start getting busy at work and it is nice to pull pre-made foods out of the freezer. I pinned the Tropical Banana Bread from the Six Sister Stuff, since it looked like it might be […]

Chicks In A Nest

Breakfast is a very important part of the day. Living and working in the country you need something that sticks to the ribs. Cereal is filling but it’s gone in an hour and you’re hungry again. Eggs have protein and they keep you from getting hungry. A few months ago I made the Hoidy-Toidy Ham […]

Homemade Chili Powder

I’m a big fan of making stuff myself when I can. I mean, I’m kind of lazy…but in the kitchen, it is worth it. My dishes may be piling in the sink and my laundry hamper may be overflow it, but gosh darn, if something can be made from scratch, I’m going to give it […]