With the arrival of fall, everyone is keen to get busy baking. What better way to welcome the cooler weather than turning on your oven and baking up something delicious, especially if it features fall flavors. Like others, I had the hankering to bake and knew that it had to be an autumn related recipe. The craving for cookies was strong, so I knew I had to go that route. Add in some apples that needed to get used up and the obvious choice was cinnamon apple oatmeal cookies. These cookies turned out to be a perfect balance of soft and firm, with a distinctRead More →

As the summer comes to an end, let’s squeeze in a few last-minute summer recipes. Zucchini is a popular summer and early fall ingredient. Many people who have gardens grow zucchini and often find they have an overabundance of them. What better way to use them than baking up a loaf or two of the best zucchini bread. If you are looking for a recipe that is wonderfully soft and moist and has a great zucchini flavor then this is the one to try. As a bonus, a chocolate variation is possible as well. I have made both versions a number of times and IRead More →

As summer hits full swing and the temperatures continue to climb, it’s important to stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of water is important, but sometimes, you need an extra boost. This is where switchel can save the day. Also called haymaker’s punch, this drink has been around for many years. I first discovered switchel a couple of summers ago and it quickly became my favorite summertime drink.¬† This is the perfect thing to drink on those warmer summer days and especially when you have been out working in the garden or taking a hike. Switchel is a refreshing summer drink that can be made with littleRead More →

Chicken is a dinner option that has so many different ways of preparing it. Not only does this mean that you can try a multitude of chicken recipes and never grow tired of it, but it gives you a different flavor every time. Chicken is by far the favorite meat to cook for my family. With dishes like paprika chicken and chicken broccoli noodle casserole, we eat this meat at least once a week. If you are looking for a new chicken dinner option, then this mustard curry chicken is a great choice. With just a few ingredients, it creates a wonderfully filling and deliciousRead More →

When it comes to baking, muffins are one of my favorites. Just the sheer diversity in muffin recipes means that there is a nearly endless supply of flavors and textures to be explored. Muffins are also an easy item to bake, so they are great for those who are just learning to cook. In fact, there are so many different kinds of muffins out there, that I have barely scratched the surface when it comes to trying them all. If you are looking for an amazingly moist muffin that has plenty of flavor, then these banana muffins are what you need to make. This postRead More →

Have you ever looked at hot dogs and wondered what to do with them besides placing them in a bun like normal? That’s where I was not long ago. Not only was I looking for something different to make, but I wanted to make it budget-friendly and use what we had on hand. There are times when you may not have buns to use or are very limited on ingredients and that’s when this dish shines. Not only is this hot dog hash simple to make, but it can also be changed up depending on what you have on hand. No carrots? No problem! UseRead More →

Do you love muffins? Looking for a new recipe to try? Then make these homemade carrot raisin muffins. In our home, muffins are one of our favorite items to bake. In fact, part of my weekly baking routine is to make a big batch of muffins, usually around twenty-four. These muffins are great for breakfasts, in school lunches or as snacks between meals. It’s also not uncommon to have them as dessert, we love them that much. This post may contain affiliate links. This means that should you make a purchase after following one of these links, I may receive a small commission at noRead More →

For as long as I can remember, corn muffins have been on the top of my favorite muffin list. From their light honey flavor to the unique texture from the cornmeal, corn muffins are vastly different from other muffins. Over the years, I have tried a number of different recipes. They have all been wonderful, and some have been quite a unique experience. However, there is one recipe I always turn back to. It’s one I remember eating as a kid and since the recipe was shared with me I have made a few changes to it, making them perfect corn muffins – at leastRead More →

As the weather gets colder, my desire to eat more hearty meals increases. One of my favorite cold-weather meals is shepherd’s pie. It is a simple meal when you break it down. Meat, vegetables, and potatoes all together into a piping hot dish. One of the great things about shepherd’s pie is how versatile it is. The type of meat and vegetables that are included can be changed to fit tastes, dietary restrictions and what is available. We prefer ours to be made with just ground beef, though many use a mix of beef and pork. Carrots can be added instead of corn. Really theRead More →

The crisp air calls for fall baking. Now is the perfect time to take advantage of the fall harvest, especially the abundant apples, and create some delicious fall treats. While apples are available year-round. Freshly picked fall apples are the best. If you have the opportunity to go apple picking, do so. Not only is it a great fall activity, but you will have plenty of apples for fall baking. These apple oatmeal muffins are the perfect way to use up some apples. Between the apple base and the cinnamon highlight, it tastes like the perfect autumn day. Your house will smell wonderful as theseRead More →