Guest Feature: In The Kitchen With Dad Making Mini-Monkey Bread With Butterscotch Sauce

In our house, weekends tend to be family time. My husband, Andrew, and Clara are able to do activities they usually wouldn’t during the school week. Often those activities involve chasing, building and all-around mess-making, but occasionally they slow down to share some time together in the kitchen. Cooking meals is my domain, but ClaraContinue reading “Guest Feature: In The Kitchen With Dad Making Mini-Monkey Bread With Butterscotch Sauce”

Guest Feature: Snack Time With Avocado Toast

Out with the old and in with the healthy food. Happy New Year! It’s officially 2017, the year of the Rooster. After celebrating the holidays and filling up on “good cheer,” we enter the New Year with inspiration to start anew. Setting the goal and making the resolution is the easy part. It’s sticking toContinue reading “Guest Feature: Snack Time With Avocado Toast”

A Christmas Morning Tradition: Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

For as long as I can remember my godmother would drop off a homemade coffee cake for my family and I to enjoy on Christmas morning.  It was her way to spread good cheer, although I don’t know how she managed it considering she had five children of her own.  My family was always thrilledContinue reading “A Christmas Morning Tradition: Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake”

A Twist On A Family Classic: Fresh Cranberry Buckle Cake

What is Buckle Cake? When I decided to take a family recipe for Blueberry Buckle Cake and substitute fresh cranberries, it had me thinking about “what is buckle cake”?.  In my research I discovered that it’s a common New England dessert that consists of a yellow cake batter with berries, typically blueberries, mixed in.  TheContinue reading “A Twist On A Family Classic: Fresh Cranberry Buckle Cake”

Holiday Flavors For Breakfast: Gingerbread Waffles

When my family and I went to pick out our Christmas tree, I couldn’t help but notice that as soon as I smelled pine from the trees and wreaths, I was instantly in a holiday state of mind.  It’s amazing what a simple smell can do.  Another favorite holiday smell for me is gingerbread.  AlthoughContinue reading “Holiday Flavors For Breakfast: Gingerbread Waffles”

Holiday Flavors: Baked Gingerbread Donuts With Ginger Cinnamon Glaze

Since purchasing my donut pan I have been having a lot of fun baking healthier donuts treats for my toddler.  In the spirit of the holidays I wanted to bake a gingerbread donuts.  In my research I found a recipe that matched with most of the ingredients I already had in the pantry, except forContinue reading “Holiday Flavors: Baked Gingerbread Donuts With Ginger Cinnamon Glaze”

Pomegranate Season Means Pomegranate Chocolate Chip Oat Muffins

Pomegranates are now in season and when I saw them in my local grocery store I knew I wanted to show my toddler something new.  Since the seeds can stain I could not have my toddler eat them raw, so I was on the hunt for a baking recipe.  This muffin recipe transforms the seedsContinue reading “Pomegranate Season Means Pomegranate Chocolate Chip Oat Muffins”

Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Three Topping Options

Pumpkin is such a great flavor to bake with during the fall.  Since I have had some success with baked donuts and they are a quick treat to bake, I wanted to create a pumpkin version.  I researched a few recipes that I liked and made a few changes along the way.  First, these donutsContinue reading “Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Three Topping Options”

Orchard to Oven: Fresh Apple Cinnamon Chip Scones

After a morning of picking apples at Lyman Orchards, my toddler and I had a bag full of Macintosh and Honeycrisp apples to bake recipes with and enjoy eating as a snack.  We had a few remaining apples left and I discovered this recipe for Fresh Apple Cinnamon Scones so I wanted to try it.Continue reading “Orchard to Oven: Fresh Apple Cinnamon Chip Scones”

Quick Breakfast: French Toast Sticks

To provide some variety at breakfast I thought of french toast.   Not wanting to make a huge batch, I tested using one slice of bread.  Since this breakfast was for one toddler, I didn’t want to waste food, so the one slice was a good solution.  If you need to make more than justContinue reading “Quick Breakfast: French Toast Sticks”