How To Bake a Better Beer Bread

How do you bake a better beer bread? You make this recipe, of course! Oh, my babies…it is as tasty as this picture looks. The bottom line: it has crispy crunchy bits on top and is soft and moist on the inside. Add a delicious meal, a lovely conversation and BAMMO! this is as good […]

The Last Oatmeal Cookie Recipe You’ll Need

These drool-worthy oatmeal cookies are made exclusively with coconut palm sugar, which is touted as having a lower glycemic index than white sugar. Looky: Oh, momma! I figured if it has a better glycemic index, lower than white sugar (there’s controversy whether that is true or not), that’s a plus. It does have some nutrients […]

How To Have More Fun Than a Caramel Apple.

Caramel apples are fun in theory, right? The Bad: There’s the weird angled biting, or more accurately – trying desperately to grab a bite. There’s the super glue melding together of teeth that can seriously pull out a crown. There’s the disappointment of the less-than-stellar apple. The Good: Caramel and apples are deliciously addictive, so […]

These Gingerbread Men Will Make You Believe in Christmas

Baking Confession: Last year was the first year I ever baked Gingerbread Men. Ever ever. It seems crazy, given how often I bake, but I have a great reason: A dear friend, Sue, used to make us a stash of gingerbread men every year, so there really was no need for me to add to […]

These Spicy Pretzels Will Make You Fall in Love

You like snacks, right? If you like pretzels and a bit of added spice, you’re gonna love these spicy pretzels. I love telling the story behind these pretzels, because it makes me laugh (cause I was kinda a jackass) and it proves some things aren’t as they seem. The Story I had my first spicy […]

How To Get a Leprechaun to Love You: Irish Soda Bread

Once a year I remember how much I love Irish Soda Bread, especially slathered with homemade apple butter, then promise myself not to forget about it again until next March. I’m making that promise again this year. I LOVE YOU IRISH SODA BREAD! I PROMISE NOT TO FORGET YOU! Have you ever made Irish Soda […]

How To Make A Perfect Pound Cake

We all have a recipe we love and then forget about. This pound cake recipe is my forgotten one. When I make it, I swear I’ll never forget it again and then a year will go by before I find it stuffed in a cookbook, waiting for me to rediscover pound cake deliciousness. The original: […]

Quick Beer Bread Yumminess

I love a quick quick bread, don’t you? How about a quick beer bread? How about that?! Look at that delicate crumb. ~faint~ Crispy crunchy bits on top; soft and moist on the inside. Oh, momma! As with most beer bread recipes, they call for consumption immediately after baked, as in hot from the oven.  […]

Classic Gingerbread Cookies For the Holiday Win

What is Christmas without a delicious Gingerbread Man cookie? Days full of sad, that’s what. Confession: Until Sue passed away, she was our family’s Gingerbread Man supplier. It was only this year that I made them myself. Here are her delightful cookies: I won’t lie, I would hide her cookies the minute they hit our […]

All-Year-Long Pumpkin Bread

When Boy tells me he has eaten the “best” anything, I want the recipe. Gimme! So it went with this Pumpkin Bread recipe. A few years back he ate it, loved it, shared it, then we followed suit and now you get to enjoy it too. (you’ll also love our Banana Bread recipe!) While we […]