Category: Recipes

Make Better Freezer Meals || Cheddar Chicken and Broccoli

Hello, hello friends! Talking about how to make better freezer meals today and making our delicious cheddar chicken and broccoli. I have been away and busy with big things, well little big things. In January we were blessed with our second baby, little Norah Lynne. She’s almost 4 months old and such a happy, kissable little bundle.

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Banana Oatmeal Yogurt Pancakes

Banana Oatmeal Yogurt Pancakes. Looking for something new for breakfast? I was. Even though this is just a new, and I think healthier, twist on pancakes, they are a good idea. I had remembered a friend talking about pancakes made just with oats, bananas and eggs like these a couple years ago. I’m so glad I

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Fresh Cranberry Orange Bread

Sweet, moist, fresh cranberry bread. I love cranberries… but you can only make so much cranberry sauce between Thanksgiving and Christmas, SO – Here is a simple recipe to make something sweet and yummy with all of those crispy, red berries. This bread was extra moist, with just the right amount orange zest, and the cranberries

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Cinnamon Currant Crumpets (English Muffins)

Cinnamon Currant Crumpets (English Muffins) Have you ever tried making your own English Muffins?  These cinnamon currant crumpets are delicious and simple, not to mention cost-effective. English muffins cost around $3.00 for 6. You can make 12 or more for less than a $1, and maximize the price crunch if you use your own freshly

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Bacon Double Cheese Crackers

BACON! Who can resist the combination of bacon and cheese? Crispy bacon, blue and cheddar cheese make these little morsels a yummy start to any gathering. Save time and make them a day ahead and have them ready for the oven when guests arrive. Ingredients: 8 pieces of bacon, cooked and crumbled – save 2 pieces

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Spicy Cheese Straws with Puff Pastry

Puff pastry is such a fun thing to work with, and so easy. These are light and airy, filled with delicious spicy cheesy goodness! I made them to accompany our potato soup (topped with bacon, cheese, and green onion of course). If you are looking for a fun and easy breadstick, this is your recipe.

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Homemade Sweet Potato Souffle

Here’s a yummy side dish or dessert for your Thanksgiving meal! I love making mini souffles! They are fun and attractive, especially when you serve them individually in pretty ramekins. Homemade Sweet Potato Souffle Makes 6-8 Individual Medium Ramekins Ingredients: Sweet Potato Mixture: 16 oz. Sweet Potato Puree =  5 lbs fresh (give or take)

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Gooey Pumpkin Cinnamon Swirl Bread

We are preparing for something glorious this week… wonderful, crisp, rainy October weather! I’m so excited. There are leaves blowing about, and I can finally open all of my windows and enjoy fall… and some baking. I wanted a really yummy, soft cinnamon swirl bread the other day, and this came out perfect. You can

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Freezer Peach Pie Filling

Freezer Peach Pie Filling with Cinnamon Sauce

The peach season seems to be here, and I was able to take advantage of a really good sale on them a couple of weeks ago. Hmm… plump, sweet, juicy peaches. Time for freezer peach pie filling! Unfortunately, I don’t have many canning supplies currently, and wasn’t ready to go out and buy it all. So,

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Funnel Cakes for the 4th of July

Funnel cakes always make me think of summer. We used to buy them whenever we went to Busch Gardens when we lived in Virginia. Somehow adding strawberries and powdered sugar makes me think of July 4th. What a fun idea and these came out wonderful! Everyone needs to fry something now and then, so we tried

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Sweet Simple Pound Cake

Have you ever struggled to find a really good, basic recipe for something that you know will come out perfect every time? Pound cake has been that recipe for me. I’ve tried a lot of different things in my attempt to come up with a really good, but easy recipe for pound cake. Finally, Sweet Simple

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Flourless Fudge Brownies

Flourless Fudge Brownies, who knew I could do it. Every now and then for hospitality purposes, I have to come up with a “gluten-free” dessert. Without making too many comments about the subject of gluten, ahem… sometimes I discover something that’s really yummy, outside of the consideration that it’s gluten-free – this is one of

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Appetizers! Mozzarella Cheese Puffs

 Appetizer: Mozzarella Cheese Puffs These make a ton of puffy cheese cubes! They can be made ahead of a party, frozen, and popped onto a tray for hot appetizers in a jiffy. Ingredients: 2 loaves French Bread – cubed 2 sticks salted butter 12 green onions 2 Tbsp. minced garlic 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp.

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Simple Butter Pastry for Pie | Rustic Apple Tarts

Simple Butter Pastry for Pie Remember the week before when I shared our Rosemary White Sauce for Chicken Pie, I mentioned our butter pie crust? I’m sharing our recipe today! I failed to get peaches this week however, so I settled for apple tarts instead. The Recipe One recipe makes one double-pie pastry, or two

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Rosemary White Sauce for Chicken Pie

Chicken pie with our classic rosemary white sauce, yummy! I’ve been making meals for the freezer this week for after the baby’s birth (I’m getting close!) Homemade chicken pie with our special rosemary white sauce has always been a freezer meal for a baby’s birth in my family. Pineapple upside down cake is another special after-baby-comes food,

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transform chocolate chips

Homemade Chocolate Chips for Ice Cream | Winnie the Pooh Quilt

We have officially arrived, it’s the hot summer season in Colorado – and it’s hot.  Today, I’m going to share something fun for all your cold, chocolately desserts – homemade chocolate chips for ice cream. I’ve seen a Nestle` brand of chocolate chunks in the store, but I’ve never seen the flat chips anywhere before.

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Easy 4th Of July Dessert

Who posts a 4th of July dessert the night before? Me of course. Since moving, I don’t have a lot of kitchen supplies unpacked to get fancy. I couldn’t even find my good spatula today. So, this is a last-minute, fun one I came up with when I saw the Pepperidge Farm Coconut Cake on

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Homemade Caramel Cookie Ice Cream

 Homemade Caramel Cookie Ice Cream   I make ice cream all the time, usually just something simple like chocolate or vanilla – but today I had some extra cookies, and what goes better with that than homemade caramel? The caramel is really an easy mock caramel recipe, but came out so good! Make the caramel

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Our Best Carrot Cake Recipe

I made this carrot cake the other day for my Mother-in-law’s birthday. I was happy to do it, I love carrot cake! This was a great opportunity to make some to share, and some to save for later… This is such a simple recipe – I tweaked this recipe from the one I made a

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Anytime Cinnamon Roll Cake

Anytime Cinnamon Roll Cake

I have had a craving for cinnamon rolls for the last few days, I thought I would make some this morning, but then remembered that I’m out of yeast. So, when soft, gooey homemade cinnamon rolls can’t be made… you make a coffee cake, and in this case, it’s Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake time! Cinnamon Roll

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Homemade Onion Straws

Homemade Onion Straws We don’t fry food very often, but when we do, it’s wonderful. Do you know those yummy little fried onions you can get at restaurants? You can make them, and they are so good! I made a bunch of these last night, more than we needed! I’ve written the recipe to serve

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Doughnut Muffins

Doughnut Muffins Who doesn’t love a treat that tastes like a doughnut? I made these yesterday afternoon, and they came out so good! They taste like glazed cake doughnuts. I love the yummy glaze! I’m going to make these again with apples or fresh blueberries. Think blueberry cake doughnuts and apple fritters…   The Recipe

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Silk Ribbon Embroidery Plus Cupcakes for Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is a fun day to deliver sweet things to each other. Here are some sweet things to do! How about a lesson in silk ribbon embroidery? And you can’t sew without having some yummy cupcakes for Valentine’s Day, well, at least I think so. Silk Ribbon Embroidery Plus Cupcakes for Valentine’s Day! Project

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Cinnamon Roll Twist

Something quick and easy you can try the next time you make cinnamon rolls. This is fun to make, and you can serve it like a coffee cake. I failed to get finished photos of this, but you get the idea. 🙂 Drizzle with Cream Cheese Icing and serve warm! Cinnamon Roll Twist Use your

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Chocolate Cream Pie

Easy Double Chocolate Cream Pie

I love creamy pies, especially yummy chocolate ones like this… I made this pie for our company last Saturday. We are not gluten-free, we occasionally have people over that are. I have found that pies with a gluten-free crust option are a perfect go-to recipe when you need to make a GF dessert – and

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