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 →

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 →

There are some baking items that seem harder to make than they truly are. Bagels are one of those items. Even though I have gotten quite skilled at cooking and baking, I honestly believed I couldn’t make bagels. They just seemed so difficult to make. However, after looking through several recipes, I realized that they are easier to make than I first thought. So, I decided to try my hand at making homemade bagels. It took a few tries, but I was finally able to find the perfect recipe for them. Combining a few of the recipes that I found, I managed to make homemadeRead More →

Casseroles are a great way of putting together a quick and easy meal that has everything in it. The combination of cheese and noodles is often looked upon as comfort food. Adding some chicken and broccoli into the mix makes a complete meal with very little extra work. This chicken and broccoli noodle casserole is one of our favorites to make, especially as the weather started to turn cooler. Not only is it a hearty and warm meal, but it can also be made into a freezer meal. Having a few of these in the freezer is a great way to be prepared for theRead More →

Since learning to cook, I have spent many hours in the kitchen trying all kinds of recipes. My favorite thing to do is baking. Whether it’s bread, cookies, muffins or some random dessert, there is always something delicious to be made. Of these, homemade cinnamon buns are in my top five favorite recipes. These buns are packed with flavor and are fairly simple to make. In fact, the recipe is modified from the best white bread recipe. If you are looking for a dessert to make for a party, pot luck or just because these homemade cinnamon buns are an excellent choice. You can evenRead More →

Baking bread is one of my favorite things to do in the kitchen. Watching the dough rise and getting to enjoy that yeast smell as it bakes brings me all kinds of joy. Of course, making bread is also a great way to relieve stress. Kneading the dough can really help ease any tension you are feeling. These easy yeast dinner rolls are a favorite dinner time addition in our house. They bake up quickly and are incredibly soft. Of course, you can eat these buns as part of your breakfast or a random snack. I won’t judge you. I do exactly that. As longRead More →

When it comes to comfort food, pasta and cheese are top on my list. There is something about gooey cheese mixed with noodles that just make everything alright in the world. Though I didn’t love it as a kid, I quickly learned to appreciate this dish later on in life. In fact, growing up I hated mac and cheese, especially if it came out of a box. However, then my grandma made this homemade mac and cheese one day and I finally found a reason to love it. Gone was the questionable cheese sauce and instead, came a dish packed with flavor and cheese IRead More →