• 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…

  • 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…

  • Pumpkin Butter

    OK… I have a sad story about pumpkin butter.  As I am sure you know by now I am a BIG, BIG pumpkin fan.  One of my most favorite pumpkin treats is pumpkin butter, but when I went to buy some the other day at Trader Joes they were out!  There was none to be found… NONE!! MY Pumpkin Butter Obsession So it all started back 10+ years a go when I was aimlessly wondering through Williams Sonoma one October day.  This very sweet lady came up to me and asked if I would like to try some pumpkin butter.  I mean she had me at the word pumpkin but…

  • Sweet & Spicy Bacon

    Bacon is always a good thing in my world… but this bacon is AMAZING!!! Bake it Baby! The trick to this bacon is baking it…do you normally bake it?  I started baking mine a while ago…not only does it make perfectly crisp, but still tender & it is so much LESS messy.  There is no grease spattering up to burn you and you can let it bake while you work on something else such as eggs or gravy, making breakfast a breeze and so YUMMY!   Spice it up! For this recipe I sprinkled it with a spice combo that is a little sweet with a little heat making for a perfect piece…

  • Blueberry Snack Bars

    I am so obsessed with everything berry right now.  Every time I walk into my grocery store or my local Farmer’s Market I am overwhelmed with how beautiful the berries are right now.  Strawberries, blackberries and blueberries, lots of blueberries.   Blueberry, Love I love blueberry anything and at anytime but I really love them for a snack.  I always try to keep them on hand for a quick bite when the afternoon is just dragging on or for a late night snack.  A few weeks ago I found them on sale and decided to testa  few recipes to make the blueberry shine. After several tests on several recipes I…

  • Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats – Yes Instant Pot

    Breakfast can be such a challenge sometimes.   You get up late, or the kids are running late, or your just not in the mood to make anything or what you really want you don’t have time to make….like steel cut oats.  Well I am glad you stopped by…I am here to help you with all the above. Steel cut in under 30…minutes Have you ever tried to make steel cut oats for breakfast?  Before Instant Pot (BIP) I would have to plan out the making of my favorite oatmeal.  I would either put in the slow cooker overnight or I would make them on a rainy Sunday afternoon when…

  • start your day with a berry good treat

    I love the idea of smoothies.  They are loaded with good for your stuff, you can drink them, and they are quick to make which is perfect for those super busy mornings.  There is just one problem I have with most smoothies…I HATE bananas! A smoothie without a banana can be hard to find Do you go to those smoothie places and get creative with your smoothies….well that has always been a challenge for me.  Most of them have bananas in them, and I cannot eat banana any way, any how. So I know that sounds a little wacky, really who doesn’t like bananas…well that would be me.  This is…

  • Gravy, please

    When you ask The Hubby what he wants for breakfast his typical answer usually is biscuits and gravy.  Now his new favorite biscuits are these butter biscuits and his favorite gravy is this sausage gravy…so I bring you The Hubby’s Dream Breakfast. Don’t be afraid of gravy (like I used to be)… So when I first started cooking there were 2 things that I just couldn’t get the hang of…gravy and crust.  Now I know some of you are probably laughing and shaking your head and trust me I did as well.  I would ask myself why I couldn’t get these simple recipes down each time I would try to…

  • making jam in the oven…yes the oven

    Is there anything better than homemade jam?  I don’t know about you but I love me some homemade jam, but I never thought I could make my own without a whole lot of time and trouble…well I am here to change your mind…we are going to be making jam in the oven. OK…now I know some of you might be thinking I am a little crazy.  First I am talking about making jam, and second I am talking about making jam in the oven…yes both are true. So jam in the oven, really?  That is what I thought when I first saw the recipe.  I couldn’t understand how that would…

  • Bacon + Jam = AMAZING

    Bacon & Jam together at last…yes you read that right today is all about Bacon Jam.  For those of you who have not had the distinct pleasure of enjoying this wonderful jam then you are going to be in for the treat of your life (ok at least this week, ok maybe today) but is really is so yummy!! I first came across bacon turned into jam at a local hamburger place.  They were putting it on their burgers instead of slices of bacon.  Now I was a little nervous when I ordered by first bacon jam burger…but all that went away after my first delicious bite.  The jam brings…