Start the day with a little holiday cheer with this Gingerbread French Toast. A very simple addition gives regular French toast a big bang of wow! Continue reading
Chocolate French Toast is a delicious way to get chocolate into your breakfast without any guilt.
Turn traditional cinnamon rolls into memorable Christmas Tree Cinnamon Twists!So many of us serve cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning. I thought it was just my family, but then I married into The Good Guy’s family and realized that it was a much more wide-spread tradition. As I have grown older and talked with friends about their holidays, it seems like many people serve something sweet while presents are being opened. So, after I found a photo of a Christmas tree shaped cinnamon roll with no directions, I set about fixing that problem. This Christmas Tree Cinnamon Twist is sure to put smiles on everyone’s faces!
My brother was recently diagnosed with adult onset Type 1 Diabetes. It’s a bit of a shock, because I always thought it would be me or my other brother that got it, because our body types run more like my father’s side of the family and that’s where the Diabetes lurks. As he starts adjusting to what this means for him, I want to help make some of the transition easier for him. Continue reading
With the holidays literally just around the corner, I hope you are getting lots of gift ideas from the cookbook reviews I have been doing. Or maybe you are making a list for what you want to add to your own cookbook library. Either way, here is another book that you may want to put on that list. The author, Jessica Fisher, is a fellow blogger and frugal mama whose busy life has led her to budgeting her time and utilizing her freezer. In fact, I used to link up to her “ultimate recipe swap” year ago at Life As Mom. Continue reading
Long time readers will remember that my grandmother ran a restaurant out of her home in the 1950s. It was by reservation only. No one could just show up and expect a seat. By doing this, Mamie always knew approximately how much food to make. She offered menu choices to the person making the reservation and everything was pre-ordered. When guests arrived and were seated, they were brought these Apricot Butterhorns instead of regular rolls and butter. Continue reading
This breakfast treat is brought to you courtesy of the Marx Foods’ “Beans for Breakfast” contest. I was sent three bags of beans: adzuki, marrow and mayacoba (canary). My challenge was to come up with an original breakfast recipe using said beans. Continue reading
Have you ever had the Apple Strudel Bread that Costco sells? It’s called Innkeeper’s Bed & Breakfast Apple Strudel Bread. A long time ago, I fell in love with it. However, at the time I was not comfortable making bread, so I did not attempt to make it at home. Now, years later, I have been contemplating the bread and searching the internet for copycats. The last motivational push I needed was a new blogging challenge called Eating the Alphabet, created by Brenda from Meal Planning Magic. Each month we are posting recipes featuring fruit or vegetables that start with certain letters. This month is A or B. Continue reading
Welcome to another month’s Improv Challenge! January is all about Sour Cream and Lemons. I fully intended to make lemon hand pies with sour cream crust this month. I had it all planned out. I had found a couple of recipes to use as spring boards to create something wonderful. And then BANG! My mind was beset with thoughts of pizza. And oh boy! What a pizza this was, especially seeings it was my last wheat pizza. Continue reading
I have a lot of roll recipes that I have used over the years. When I am in a hurry and want a lighter, easy roll, I make Spoon Rolls which are made in a muffin tin and look like yeast muffins. They are really good. Sometimes, though, I want the flavor of a potato bread, so I make rolls from potato flakes. However, this year I wanted something even better. I think I found it in this recipe. Continue reading
I have an arch nemisis; an enemy that appears to want to thwart me at every turn. With insidious precision, it waits for me to be right in the middle of a new project to pounce. Then, it acts innocent, as if to say “Who me, no, I’d never do that. See how I cooperate?”
My sworn adversary is… Continue reading
It’s Secret Recipe Club time. I think I speak for most of the members when I say that this may possibly be one of the most fun groups I have ever joined. You can check out all of the details on the Secret Recipe Club blog. Basically, each month we are assigned another blog from which we must choose at least one recipe, make it, and blog it. We are divided into 4 groups. I am in group “B” which, as you can see by the links below, has about 75 members. We all reveal our posts at the same time all over the world. My assigned blog this month was My Hobbie Lobbie where Trisha writes from India. Continue reading
It’s Secret Recipe Club time again for the “B” Group. There are so many members now, that there are 4 groups starting next month! With one group revealing each week, Amanda and her team have their hands full. There is now a blog devoted to the Secret Recipe Club as well as twitter and facebook. It is a regular phenomenon. Continue reading
Do you make homemade donuts (doughnuts?)? A few years ago, I would have said no. I thought that there was no way I could produce anything like a donut shop. After trying them, though, I found out that they aren’t nearly as scary as I though. Now, when my kids ask if they can have donuts the next day, I don’t plan a quick trip to Walmart or Dunkin’, I simply plan to get up a little earlier so I can set the yeast dough to rise.
It’s time once again for The Secret Recipe Club. Our numbers have tripled since last month. It’s been a lot of fun, though, visiting new blogs and reading all of the great recipes. This month, I was given Flamingo Musings from which to find a recipe. I enjoyed reading through her blog and frankly, was having a hard time choosing until I happened upon her Challah bread. Challah has been on my culinary bucket list for years and here was a chance to cross it off! There is something about saying Challah with that guttural “ch,” that always makes me smile. Continue reading
Have you ever gone into a grocery store and bought ingredients because you have always wanted to use them, but really had no particular plan? That happened to me a little while ago. I was in a health food store (a very dangerous place for me) and got stuck in the bulk food section. I kept thinking about how I really needed to make more whole grain breads. So, I bagged up a few cups of spelt flour, rye flour, sorghum flour and, well, even more and took them home to my freezer. This last week, I decided to tackle “odd flours.” Continue reading
This is one of my favorite “healthy” breads. If you have taken a look through the yeast bread section of my recipe page, you will find that I am much more likely to make a maple ring or a carrot cake donut than a whole wheat bread. I am working on that….slowly. It’s not that I don’t enjoy good-for-me foods. They just aren’t as fun. I am working on that, too….slowly. Continue reading