• Wesley’s Breakfast Casserole

    I always love my time with my AMAZING Niece and Nephew and this weekend was one of the best.  Not only did we get a lot of “chill time” but we played a ton of games, laughed until our bellies hurt and we also cooked… rather the kids cooked.  First they made dinner (stay tuned) and then breakfast.  My niece, Audra, made French Toast Casserole (recipe coming soon) and Wes made this delicious Breakfast Casserole. Start Your Day Off Right! They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and my nephew loves a good hearty breakfast… sometimes he even has two. So when we started talking about…

  • Lemon Poppyseed Muffins (GF Option)

    Summer Muffin Love! Summer is here and that means it is everything Lemon… and these Lemon Poppyseed Muffins SCREAM Summer!  They are tender, busting with lemon goodness and drizzled with a sweet glaze making each bite extra yummy. Hello Crumb Topping! Any good muffin in my world has a crumb topping and these muffins are no different.  I added in extra poppyseeds and lemon to make this crumb topping that much better.   I know some peeps are not into poppyseeds… you can leave them out all together or just out the crumb topping.  I love the extra bit of texture they add, and I also love the bit of…

  • Winter Spiced Steel Cut Oats

    I am ALL about oatmeal, especially steel cut oats.  I literally can eat them morning, noon and night…and these Winter Spiced Oats are perfect for a chilly morning by the fire.       all about the spices… I love all the warm spices… think chai tea spices.  For this oatmeal I wanted it to be flavorful enough where I didn’t have to add in a lot of sugar to make it yummy.  So the spice fun began. The spice blend I landed on (after several attempts) is cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, cardamon.  You could also use pumpkin pie spice with additional cloves and cinnamon if you wanted.   You could also…

  • Gingerbread Muffins

    It is Gingerbread season and I am 100% jumping into it!  First recipe is muffins… nothing like waking up to the hint of gingerbread in the air. Let’s get gingerbread spicy! The secret to anything gingerbread is the spice blend.  Too much ginger and it can be too spicy, too much cinnamon and it drowns everything else out.  Too many cloves and you can’t taste anything else, it is all about balance.   These muffins have the perfect balance of spice and will be the perfect Holiday treat. A little extra crunch… For me a good muffin is tender, moist and full of flavor.  A GREAT muffin has a fun…

  • Pumpkin Maple Scone

    You need a Pumpkin Maple Scone in your life right now!  LIKE NOW! Scone Time! I am a scone girl for sure.  I just love how they are the perfect cross between a biscuit, cookie and muffin all in one cut little triangle of yumminess.  For me a good scone is not too sweet, not too dry and light, not too heavy. If you have had very many scones there is a chance you have come across a tough scone here and there, and for that I am so sorry.  It can definately damper your opinion of these delicious little brunch treats, but I hope you will give them another…

  • Homemade Pigs-in-the-Blanket

    Pigs-in-the-Blankets were are a staple in my childhood and even still now… especially these homemade ones. Homemade (well the blanket part at least) … like from scratch My mom would always use crescent rolls for her piggies (that is what would call them), but I don’t always have crescent rolls on hand so I decided it was time to change it up a bit.  As much as I love a good crescent roll, I am not into making them from scratch so I decided to go with a more simple approach.  This dough is a a cross between biscuit and a light bread. It is super easy to mix up,…

  • Butter Biscuits… yep butter biscuits

    Butter Biscuits= YES PLEASE!  For real… y’all these are so, so good (and super easy)!! Butter Biscuits = No rolling! Growing up in the south I am no stranger to biscuits… but I am not the biggest fan of making them.  If I do make them I typically made drop biscuits, or now these butter biscuits.  Well… unless I am feeling super ambitious I will make these Magnolia Biscuits, but typically just for special occasions. But these butter biscuits… well I will make these anytime. It starts with what else… Butter! I love these because you melt the butter in the dish you will be baking the biscuits in.  Not…

  • Strawberry Bread – aka your summer bread

    Strawberry Bread is all I can think about… honestly I am all about the berries right now and especially strawberries. Strawberry Bread Time! Y’all I am so, so excited about this bread.  Not only is it super quick to make, but it is LOADED with strawberry goodness.  I mean just look at all the strawberries!   The bread itself is pretty dense, making it perfect to hold the strawberries in place, and not let them sink to the bottom of the bread.  It is also buttery, which I so love!    It is on the sweeter side… but not too sweet.   It is just so pretty! Not only is…

  • Roasted Berry Jam

    I am all about some jam in my life and this Roasted Berry Jam is everything I need and everything you want. Yep… Roasted Berry Jam If you have been in my world for a while I am sure you have seen my Roasted Strawberry Jam.  Hands down that is still one of my favorites, but I have to say this triple berry version is AMAZING! Roasting these berries really intensifies there flavor and makes this a jam that is truly Berry-licious. Berry Goodness Every time I walk into the grocery store I am overwhelmed with how good the berries look.  All of them look amazing.  The strawberries are bright…

  • Oatmeal Cranberry Bran Muffins

    Oatmeal Cranberry Bran Muffins are my answer to my mom’s bran muffins.  Growing up mom always had these Bran Muffins in the refrigerator ready to bake, well I have updated them just a bit. Cranberry + Oatmeal + Bran = Yes! I love a good muffin for breakfast, or a snack, but I especially love them when there are cranberries, oatmeal and the sweetness of my bran muffins.  The cranberries and oats really help cut the sweetness of the muffins while adding in great texture and a bit if tartness.  If cranberries are not your thing you can use dried cherries, or another dried berry if wanted, or leave out…