• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Cinnamon Roll Bites – Your New Go-To Breakfast

    Cinnamon Roll Bites are the perfect Christmas morning breakfast.  They are quick, easy and bring the wonderful aroma of homemade cinnamon rolls (like these) without all the work. It all starts with Biscuits… These delicious cinnamon roll bites start with canned biscuits.  Yep, you read that right… canned biscuits.  That is what makes this recipe so easy, you cut up canned biscuits.  I used the grands buttermilk biscuits, but you could use whatever you have on hand.   PS…Flaky biscuits would be pretty good I bet. Let’s talk Cinnamon & Sugar (& few little something extras) Growing up I ate A LOT of cinnamon toast and these Cinnamon Roll Bites…

  • Cranberry Crumb Muffins – A Fall Must

    Cranberry Crumb Muffins are a new favorite of mine… yes a FAVORITE!!  Trust me when you try these you will love them too! It is Cranberry Season! I am a big, big cranberry fan.  I love dried one, fresh ones, frozen ones, cranberries in drinks, cranberries in bread, muffins, cookies.  Really in most anything.  I just love cranberries. I love the tartness but also the hint of sweet in each bite.  They add just the right little something that makes everything you put them in a little more special.  And yes, you can use cranberries in more than just the sauce at Thanksgiving.  So Much Cranberry! For this recipe I…

  • 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…