One of the best parts about the holiday season is all of the festive recipes. There is no end to the different types of recipes available this time of year and each one has its own distinct yet festive flavor. Some of my favorite holiday baking recipes involve molasses. There is something about this ingredient that just screams Christmas. Though there are many recipes that include this ingredient, one of my favorites to make is Gingerbread Loaf. This sweet bread has a wonderful flavor to it and is pleasantly moist, making it the perfect holiday treat. This bread is a great snack option for aRead More →

When it comes to homemade goodies, nothing beats freshly baked bread. From the bubbly yeast at the beginning to the slow rising dough and then the final product of warm soft bread, it’s perfection. With so many different varieties of bread out there, it means there is something for everyone. I personally can’t get enough white bread. There are numerous white bread recipes out there, and I have tried my fair share of them, but this one is the best white bread recipe that I have found. The dough is easy to work with, has a pleasant aroma while baking, and creates a nice softRead More →

Water bath canning pot and jars of home canned food.

There are several ways to preserve food. Freezing, dehydrating, and canning all help to keep food for long periods. Each of these food preservation techniques has its positives and negatives. They also require different tools to achieve the end result. For the moment, I would like to focus on canning. Canning is a great way to preserve food long-term, this includes preserving the garden harvest and as part of winter preparation. One of the main benefits is you don’t have to worry about losing your food if the power goes out for extended periods of time – unlike with freezing. This beginner’s guide to canningRead More →

Autumn is one of the best times to get some baking done. With the abundance of fresh produce in the grocery stores, you have endless options of what to cook. One seasonal item that is often on everyone’s minds during the fall months is pumpkins. Whether it’s pumpkin spiced lattes, pumpkins for carving, or baking with them, there are plenty of reasons to grab some pumpkins now. One of my favorite pumpkin-related items to bake is pumpkin muffins. They are quick to make and are by far one of the best muffins I have ever tried. With a light coating of cinnamon sugar on topRead More →

It can be hard to know what you need in your kitchen. There are so many products out there. They are designed to make our time in the kitchen easier. However, it’s not always easy to figure out what items you need and which fall under the want category. Plus let’s face it, the allure of items that will make meal prep faster are hard to resist but those items don’t always get used and then turn into clutter. What items you truly need will depend on what you want out of your kitchen. After learning how to cook after struggling in the kitchen forRead More →

Pizza breadsticks

Homemade bread is one of my favorite things to make. Bread has such great versatility. It can be made in a loaf, buns or even breadsticks. These delicious homemade pizza breadsticks have become a favorite in our home. Though they take about 2 hours to make from start to finish, they are absolutely worth it. Give these a try next time you are in the kitchen. Gather and measure all of your ingredients. This will prevent you from missing anything as you go. In a large mixing bowl, add the first 6 ingredients and mix well. This step can be done by hand or usingRead More →

Crab bombs

Sometimes, the simplest of recipes are the most delicious. These crab bombs can be made quickly and have such an amazing flavor. They make a great appetizer but can also be used for a snack or as part of a meal. If you are a fan of crab meat, then this recipe is for you. The recipe can easily be doubled or even tripled to accommodate large parties. This is a recipe that I have modified from one that was shared on a recipe Facebook page. Even those who are just starting out learning how to cook will be able to make this recipe. SoRead More →

Are you looking for a quick and easy recipe that will satisfy those chocolate cravings? These chocolate coconut macaroons can be made in less than 10 minutes. They are the perfect thing to soothe that sweet tooth. Best of all they can be made even if you have very few cooking skills. They are also great to whip up when you have guests coming over as a last-minute treat. Chocolate coconut macaroons Pre-measure all ingredients ahead of time. This is important at the end, as you will need to be able to quickly add everything in. You do not want to be measuring items out when you needRead More →

Do you often wonder what you will make for dinner? Are your cupboards full but you’re not sure what to make? Perhaps you turn to takeout because it’s easier than figuring out what to make each night. We’ve all been in that situation but it doesn’t have to be this way – even I have done this before. If you are wishing you could plan ahead and make dinner less chaotic then I have good news. You can do just that. Creating a monthly meal plan is the best way to make dinner easier and it helps to keep the grocery budget down too. WithRead More →

When it comes to breakfast, one of the top choices is pancakes. They are quick to make, tasty, and filling. However, few people make from-scratch pancakes as they feel that they take up too much time. I’m here to show you how quick and easy pancakes are. Even on mornings when you feel like there isn’t a lot of time to make anything, these pancakes can be whipped up in little time. They have a wonderfully fluffy texture that helps to fill you up and fuel your day. Top with your favorite toppings, we prefer butter and maple syrup, and you are ready to startRead More →