Cranberry Scones

I LOVE cranberries. This recipe is one of my favorite. If you need more sweetness, you can drizzle with orange glaze. So good. Enjoy photo credit: inspiredtaste.net 2 cups flour 1/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 2 eggs 1 teaspoon orange extract 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 stick butter (1/2 cup) 1/3 cup…

Panzanella

Panzanella is a wonderful Italian “bread salad”. Use a firm, dense bread to avoid sogginess. Enjoy.                                                                              …

Peanut Butter Energy Balls

These little peanutty balls of goodness will put a smile on your face, guaranteed! 1/2 cup organic crunchy peanut butter (honestly, use whatever you have) 2 Tbsp toasted flax seed (not a game changer if you don’t have) 1 cup raw oats (not quick oats – just your basic rolled oats) 1/4 cup honey 1/4…

Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

I found this recipe on the Internet, in various iterations of the same basic formula. Here is my delicious rendition… Start your proof the night before as the dough will need to sit and ferment for at least 7 hours. I typically let it sit 10-12 hours. 1 cup sourdough starter 5 cups flour 2…

Charlie’s No Bake Chocolate Eclair Cake

This recipe has been shared so many times on the internet, I honestly don’t know where it originally came from. I found it on Pinterest and named it after my little son who absolutely LOVES this concoction. 2 small packages of instant vanilla pudding mix 3 cups cold milk 1 8oz tub of frozen whipped…

No Fear Scratch Chocolate Cake

I found this recipe on Pinterest, but apparently it’s originally from the Hershey’s Cocoa can. I altered it by substituting coconut oil and butter for the shortening. This cake is easy and super delicious. Scratch cake is NOT hard, you have nothing to fear! Go forth and bake! 2 cups white sugar 1 3/4 cups…

Peanut Butter Cookies

I adapted this recipe from the one found on the Jif Peanut Butter jar and increased the yumminess by substituting coconut oil and butter for the shortening. These cookies are scrumptious!  3/4 cup of peanut butter (I use creamy but if you can certainly use crunchy) 1/4 cup of pure coconut oil (it is solid…

Easy Wing Sauce

This is so easy and SO good! 1 cup of your favorite bar-b-que sauce (original sauce works well for this, like KC Masterpiece, or Sweet Baby Rays) 1 cup of honey bar-b-que sauce 1/2 cup of Franks Red Hot Original 1 tablespoon of cider vinegar Mix all ingredients together and presto! You have awesome wing…

Sugared Cranberries

Cranberries are just about my favorite food item. I have loved them my entire life so anytime I find a recipe with cranberries (or shampoo, lotion, air freshener, candle, etc) I have to try it.  Yes, I know the first step is admitting you have a problem. The cred for this recipe goes to my…

Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese

I found this recipe on Pinterest. Don’t you just love Pinterest? When I made this recipe I tripled it and it turned out great.  This is a custard style mac-n-cheese. Cooking Spray 2 cups milk 1 (12oz) can evaporated milk 1 egg 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese (your choice…

A Good Pan is Hard to Find

  Ha Ha!  Yep, I’m one of those women who already found a good “man” and started hunting for a good “pan”.   I’m not talking about frying and sauce pans, I’m referring to baking dishes.  There are so many different types and brands out there, how do you know which one(s) to choose?  Do…

So You Think You Can’t Cook…

I’ve been spending time, recently, researching the topic of “writing”.   I came across an ebook called “You are a writer, now start acting like one”, by Jeff Goins.  Basically, just act like what you want to be and you will become it.  I’ve heard this before, phrased differently, “dress for the position you want…