• 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…

  • Your Morning Just Got a Ton Better

    So for the last several months I have been thinking about trying to make homemade cinnamon rolls.  My brother and sister-in-law have been asking me to make them, but dealing with yeast scared me so I just kept putting it off.  That is I put it off until Christmas morning. It is all about patience Homemade cinnamon rolls are 1000% better than the canned version, but beware you have to plan ahead.  You need several hours (I started the process the night before) to let the dough proof and get ready to roll up into rolls.    SO what is proofing you ask?  Proofing is when you let the dough…

  • Pumpkin Spice is back people!!

    As the country celebrates the promise of Fall, here in SE Texas we are recovering from Hurricane Harvey   Thankfully my family is safe and dry but so many others around us are not.  If you want to help support to disaster relief you can donate here or to the American Red Cross.  Anything you can give will be used to help bless a family. Today is one of my most favorite days of the year.   PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE is back at Starbucks.   Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice Anything and everything pumpkin is all I can think about when September comes along.  I love to decorate with pumpkins and I love to…

  • Triple the Berries…Triple the Yummy

    I cannot get over all the beautiful berries that bursting at my local grocery store and farmers market.  It seems everytime I go to the store I cannot help but buy several…they just look that good. What to do with all these berries? As much as I can’t resist the berries I now have to figure out what to do with all of them.  First I made my Berry Smoothie, and then I put some on ice cream.  Next I made my Berry Tart and then I just ate them on their own.  I used a lot of them but there was still some left…so what could I do next?…

  • Refrigerator Bran Muffins

    Ok so I have an obsession I need to let everybody know about.  I am obsessed with these Refrigerator Bran Muffins!!  I mean OBSESSED!! Just let it chill One of the best parts about this recipe is the fact that once you make it and then let it chill in the refrigerator for up to 6 weeks.  The recipe makes a lot of batter.  I mean a TON of batter meaning you can have warm muffins anytime you want. And I do mean ANYTIME.  I have been known to make a few of them at 9:00 at night, just because I want one…remember I told you I am OBSESSED. Little or…

  • It’s a muffin puff kinda morning…

    I do not have enough words in my vocabulary to tell you all how much I love these muffin puffs.  Yes, you read that right, I am in LOVE with a little treat we call a muffin puff.  Trust me they are as cute as they sounds and as yummy as they look. What is a puff? Simply put it is a cross between a muffin and donut hole, but there is nothing simple about these bites. First, they are easy to make like muffins.  Mix everything together and then bake it off in cute mini muffin pans.  I LOVE mini muffin pans.  Don’t you?  Some of the best bites…

  • a little love in the morning

    This week is all about love, with it being Valentines Day week and all.  To show a little extra love I am going to be making a favorite, my Brioche French Toast. Making the morning special One of my favorite things to get for breakfast or brunch is french toast.  Anytime there is  Brioche French Toast on the menu I am ordering it.   There is just something so yummy about thick cut bread dipped in a delicious egg mixture and then grilled to perfection. Every time I fix this for The Hubby he always says he feels like we have gone out for brunch in our PJ’s.  Now that is a…

  • 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…