Category: Recipes

Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

Pumpkin Streusel Muffins and Free Fall Coloring Pages

We are looking forward to a little bit of beautiful snow tomorrow and seasonal temperatures, which is exciting when I’ve been trying to enjoy “fall” baking and cooking in very unseasonal weather. There is an excited baker over here! Pumpkin streusel muffins are in the oven and I’m digging up free fall coloring pages for

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Peach and Hot Pepper Jam in Jars

Peach and Hot Pepper Jam

Here is a Joyous Home fall jam favorite! In late August you can find Palisade Peaches everywhere, and boy are they tasty. This peach and hot pepper jam is great comfort food to have in the pantry. Start the water in the canner to boil. Meantime, start the jam mixture. Put the peaches, peppers, vinegar

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Thin and Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

We love a nice thin cookie that isn’t too hard or flat. This cookie recipe came out great using one unconventional ingredient that I normally don’t add. Here’s how to make thin and crispy chocolate chip cookies. We soften the butter slightly, not completely melting it. A rule of thumb is the colder the butter

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Rum Cake Recipe

How to Make Our Best Rum Cake

  We love making this cake at Christmas. Rum cake was my father’s favorite dessert this time of year, and he made it very tasty. We tried using our own white cake recipe from scratch. We found that a white cake mix worked great to show how to make our best rum cake. Our Best

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Use fresh blueberries in scones

Blueberry Buttermilk Scones: My Best Scone Recipe

Have you ever made a baking mistake that ended in your favor? I made these amazing blueberry buttermilk scones yesterday afternoon, and I suppose my brain got ounces and tablespoons mixed up. I accidentally doubled, yes doubled, the butter. What a gorgeous shade of yellow the batter was as I dropped the super-soft dough onto the powdered

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peanut butter cups

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Good morning everyone! Today we are making a traditional treat, loved at gatherings, our wonderful homemade peanut butter cups! Homemade Peanut Butter Cups   I made several dozen of these last Christmas for a fellowship but didn’t try one myself before we brought them. By the time I saw the tin during the fellowship, the

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Quick Hot Chocolate Cups

Because the days are still cold, we are still mixing up hot drinks. Quick hot chocolate cups are not difficult to prepare and deliver the quickest, sweetest food gift ever. Your friends are going to wonder why they didn’t think of doing this! The Difference Between Cocoa and Chocolate I had never really wondered if

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All Fruit Mincemeat Pie

Easy All Fruit Mincemeat Pie Recipe

This easy pie recipe is an all-time favorite from childhood. We always bought the frozen store mincemeat pie, which from what I remember was just fruit. Some recipes I’ve seen call for some sort of beef something, but this is an all fruit mincemeat pie, and it is delicious. Easy All Fruit Mincemeat Pie Recipe

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Buttermilk Coffee Cake

Buttermilk Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake

This recipe was our go-to quick breakfast side for years when the children were smaller. I forgot not only how easy it is to make, but how delicious it is! The buttermilk gives it a lovely light taste. This buttermilk cinnamon crumb coffee cake may become your favorite accompaniment to breakfast. Buttermilk Cinnamon Crumb Coffee

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Make Appetizer Puff Pastry

Easy Homemade Puff Pastry

I love making little appetizers with puff pastry. Puff pastry can be made with very few ingredients, and it’s delicious! I’ve always used the store-bought puff pastry sheets, but making it is very easy! This easy homemade puff pastry can be made beforehand which is super convenient for your next party. Only Four Ingredients for

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Making Cookies with Whole Wheat

Big Batch Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who doesn’t love a cookie that is a bit healthier? This cookie recipe has been tested and tried several times, being a bit different as we use whole grain flour instead of white flour. We seriously cannot tell the difference with this one. Maybe it’s the peanut butter or dark chocolate chips. In any case,

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Make Apple Butter Using Your Crockpot

Homemade Apple Butter Using a Crockpot

I love fall! I especially like when apples go on sale. I almost inevitably end up with several bags that will go bad if I don’t do something quick. Apple butter, my love of all fruity spreads, is better homemade. It’s time to make homemade apple butter using a crockpot, horray! Make Crockpot Apple Butter

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Homemade Homemade Buttery Whole Wheat Pancakes

Buttery Whole Wheat Pancakes

This pancake recipe is sure to become a favorite – Buttery Whole Wheat Pancakes will be a loved recipe for your family’s breakfast. It can be adapted to add your favorite spices – think pumpkin in the fall and Speculaas at Christmas. Or how about a little buttermilk in place of regular milk? I use freshly

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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Creamer

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

Pumpkin spice coffee creamer is something I look for as soon as September hits. It’s my favorite flavor, and I would prefer grocery stores carry it all year long! I decided to give a homemade version a try. Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer Try creating a masterpiece of coffee delight in this creamer by playing with

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Favorite Classic Meatloaf Recipe

Classic Favorite Meatloaf Recipe

Each time we make this meatloaf recipe, I have to roll back a few years to the night we had baby 9 enter the world. I know we were just a crowd of hungry people, but it was the best meatloaf EVER. It’s been Joyous Home’s favorite classic meatloaf recipe since that fine day years

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Homemade Pizza Joyous Home

Best Kitchen Aid Mixer Pizza Dough

Do you need a great pizza dough recipe for your Kitchen Aid? Try our Best Kitchen Aid Mixer Pizza Dough Recipe! This is our favorite Friday night pizza dough recipe. I’m using a Kitchen Aid Professional 600. Best Kitchen Aid Mixer Pizza Dough The sauce for our pizza is included in a mini pizza recipe that can be

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Easy Homemade White Flour Tortillas

Easy Homemade White Flour Tortillas

There’s no question that you can make your own tortillas. I thought it would be too much of a task to handmake tortillas every time we wanted them, but it’s actually quite simple. Easy homemade white flour tortillas can be made with just a few ingredients in a minimal amount of time. Jessica has been

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The Best Hamburger Soup

Hamburger Soup

Here’s a winter comfort soup that’s easy to make, super delicious, and doesn’t require a lot of special techniques. This hamburger soup is rich and gets tastier when made early in the day to simmer, which is a great plus for our busy family. Hamburger Soup This recipe is for a large family, but it

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Make Better Vegetable Soup From Scratch

Make Better Vegetable Beef Soup From Scratch

Homemade soup is easy, repeat that phrase. I don’t think we’ve used canned soup just to eat as soup for years.  For many years I didn’t know how to make basic soup. Cookbooks helped some, but I still didn’t get the taste I longed for. All the secrets that seasoned soup makers possessed were a

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Chocolate Butterscotch Biscotti

Chocolate Butterscotch Biscotti

The days are looking like fall, I love it! I love the silence of cooler weather and the baking it brings with it too. The trees are finally starting to turn those pretty golden shades and the nights are cold enough that we can leave the windows shut. It makes me think of the wonderful color and

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Eggnog Fudge

Eggnog Fudge

Eggnog fudge… what says Christmas baking more than eggnog? This eggnog fudge is light and creamy, and super fast to make! And may I say that it’s such a pretty Christmas treat too? Be ready to share some of this yummy treat… it’s super-rich! I don’t think the neighbors will mind… I do recommend using

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Old Virginia Gingerbread Cookies

Old Virginia Gingerbread Cookies are adapted from the many recipes that I came across when I lived in Colonial Williamsburg. Some ingredients in these recipes are interesting, but I wanted easy, and I wanted to use butter. Simply searching out what ingredient does what helped me make a recipe that turned out spicy and easy

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Russian Tea Cakes Sprinkled with Powered Sugar

Russian Tea Cakes Recipe

This is probably one of our favorite Christmas cookies. Russian Tea Cakes is a traditional cookie recipe in most homes, and we’ve made them every year for as long as I can remember. Russian Tea Cakes In my house growing up, among the other Christmas cookies at the table, there was always a tin of

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Quick and Easy Molasses Candy

Quick and Easy Molasses Candy

Jessica made this candy years ago and put it in one of our journals. At the last minute one day I decided to whip up a batch. It was going so well, I thought I’d get a quick video. Quick and easy molasses candy is a recipe you’ll keep. The molasses gives it a deep

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Butter Cookies

Salted Caramel Chocolate Butter Cookies

We had a craving to make a small butter cookie, but really wanting chocolate in the recipe, and these were perfect. What I really like is how versatile the finished cookie is, so I added the ideas below. I decided that I’d call the recipe salted caramel chocolate butter cookies. Salted Caramel Chocolate Butter Cookies

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