#NaBloPoMo – Recipe Changes


When I first started cooking and baking food, I had to have a recipe. It’s the main reason I’ve always been better at baking than traditional cooking. My sister has always been good at “a pinch of this, and a … Continue reading

Friday Favorites


Things that I’m in love with this week  (besides my husband, of course) — these industrial style rope lights from Luke Lamp Co.  the concept of mirrors on exposed bricks a la’ Apartment Therapy  and Simply So Good’s crusty homemade bread

Petit Pain au Chocolate

My recipe for Petit Pain au Chocolate (read small bread with chocolate) comes from the KitchenAid recipe collection.  It makes 8 sweet rolls with chocolate centers. Ingredients: 3 – 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 package … Continue reading

Fresh Blueberry Muffins


I love to make these muffins in the summer with fresh-picked blueberries. Ingredients: 3/4 cup milk 1/4 cup lemon juice 2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 egg, … Continue reading

2-Hour Rolls


This is the recipe for my grama Ruby’s 2-Hour Rolls.  I love this recipe because it’s a basic bread you can use to make butterhorns, cinnamon rolls, or any other type of bread you like. Ingredients: 3 package dry yeast … Continue reading

Zucchini Bread

Ingredients: 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 3 eggs 2 cups white sugar 3 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup vegetable oil 3 cups grated zucchini 1 cup … Continue reading

Cheddar (Bay) Biscuits


This is a copycat recipe for the Cheddar Bay Biscuits at Red Lobster. Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour (unbleached or regular) 3 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. garlic powder 1/3 cup butter, cold, cut into chunks 2 … Continue reading

Cinnamon Raisin Bread Pudding with Maple Sauce


This recipe came from a Land O’Lakes seasonal cooking magazine.  Cinnamon raisin bread adds flavor to this easy-to-make bread pudding.  Serve it warm with homemade maple sauce. Ingredients: Pudding: 1/4 cup butter 8 slices (or 4 cups) cinnamon raisin bread, … Continue reading

Country Wining and Dining

old-fashioned country kitchen

This week, I’m taking a look at Chapter 6 of Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life.  Chapter 6 is all about Country Wining and Dining.  Needless to say, I was super excited about this chapter because … Continue reading