Category Archives: Recipes

Buttermilk Maple French Toast

Buttermilk Maple French Toast

French toast batter has two main components: eggs and milk. You can use either regular milk or non-dairy milk, depending on what you have in your refrigerator. In all the years I have been making french toast, it never occurred to me to make it with buttermilk instead of regular milk, but it is actually an excellent choice for french toast. Buttermilk has a slightly ... Read More »

Banana Coconut Smoothie

Banana Coconut Smoothie

When I have a bunch of overripe bananas, they usually end up in a batch of banana bread. It’s easy to make – especially if you use my One Bowl Banana Bread recipe – and it is always a crowd pleaser. The problem with crowd pleasers is that it is helpful to have a crowd, particularly if you have enough bananas on hand for more ... Read More »

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies

\ Pumpkin pie spice is a spice blend made with cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg. They’re the primary flavoring agents use in pumpkin pie – hence the name – but the spice combination is so delicious that the blend comes prepackaged so that you can easily add it to just about any baked good you might want to infuse a little fall flavor into. These ... Read More »

Spiced Peaches n’ Cream Bread Pudding

Spiced Peaches n' Cream Bread Pudding

Sometimes I will pick up an extra loaf of bread when I am out shopping for groceries. I know at the time that it is slightly more bread than I need to have on hand – even if I’m planning to make a lot of sandwiches – but I do it anyway because I know that the extra loaf will give me an excuse to ... Read More »

Spice-Rubbed Grilled Tri Tip with Watermelon Salsa

Watermelon Salsa with Grilled Tri Tip

During the summer, I like to grill and eat outside as much as possible. It’s always nice to be outside on a warm evening with friends, family and good food. This weekend is Labor Day weekend, and that generally serves as the unofficial end of the summer grilling season. I keep grilling just about year round, but I always make it a point to have ... Read More »

Greek Yogurt Lemon Poppyseed Loaf Cake

Greek Yogurt Lemon Poppyseed Loaf Cake

Greek yogurt can be a great ingredient to use in baking. Like buttermilk and sour cream, it adds a subtle tang to baked goods and helps to keep them both moist and tender. I also often eat it for breakfast with fruit and granola, ¬†use it to make homemade frozen yogurt and for making other delicious goodies, so I always have it in my fridge. ... Read More »

Maple Bacon Magic Bars

Maple Bacon Magic Bars

Magic bars are an easy-to-make bar cookie recipe that use some of my favorite main ingredients: chocolate, nuts and coconut. They’re also very easy to adapt if you want to play around with those base flavors, because the ingredients for the bars are essentially just layered together in a pan and baked. These Maple Bacon Magic Bars are a salty-sweet version of the classic Magic ... Read More »

Cappuccino Chocolate Chip Brown Sugar Cookies

Cappuccino Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

A cappuccino is made with roughly half coffee and half milk, so it doesn’t have as strong of coffee flavor as, say, a mug of black coffee. These Cappuccino Chocolate Chip Brown Sugar Cookies have a hint of coffee that reminds me of a cappuccino. It is distinct, but not overpowering to the point where you can no longer pick up the other flavors in ... Read More »

Scroll To Top