Dinner doesn’t have to be complicated. For those times when life keeps you busy but you want a healthy and filling meal, it may seem like cooking dinner isn’t an option. However, that isn’t the case. One-pot meals are a great way to get that home-cooked dinner without creating too many dishes or taking up too much time. This one-pan Mexican rice with chicken is a fantastic option. In as little as 30 minutes, you will have a homemade meal that will have your entire family running to the table. This post may contain affiliate links. This means that should you make a purchase afterRead More →

Donuts are a treat that many people enjoy. Yet when we want them, we often find ourselves having to run to the grocery store or coffee shop to satisfy our cravings. Not any more. It’s time to start making your donuts at home. These baked double-chocolate donuts are quick and easy to make and are oh so delicious. Once you have had homemade donuts, you will never go back to the store-bought ones again. Bake yourself and your family something special now that will help satisfy your chocolate and donut cravings. Because these donuts are baked and not fried, the most important thing you willRead 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 →

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 abundance of 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 asRead 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 →

As someone with a very large sweet tooth, baking is one of my favorite things to do in the kitchen. Having the chance to create a delicious dessert or sugary snack brings me so much joy. Never mind the fact that a few years ago I couldn’t cook at all. Cookies are a great easy to bake treat that satisfies my sweet tooth and doesn’t take too much time to make. Having tried and tweaked many chocolate chip cookie recipes, I finally created the perfect one. Not overly sweet yet still containing that perfect balance of flavor, these rainbow chocolate chip cookies have become aRead 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 →