apple oat muffins

Apple Oatmeal Muffins

Posted on Oct 4th, 2012

I love baking with apples!  And I must say, this is one of the tastiest muffin recipes I've tried in quite awhile.  The combination of apples, oats…

Continue Reading

pumpkin bread

Best Ever Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Posted on Oct 25th, 2011

I've tried a lot of pumpkin bread recipes and this one never fails me.  I prefer to make it in mini loaf pans or muffin tins and decrease the…

Continue Reading


Blueberry Coffeecake Muffins

Posted on Feb 22nd, 2014

Two of my favorite breakfast treats--coffeecake and blueberry muffins--come together in this fabulous recipe. Really, these muffins are like little…

Continue Reading

Caprese BreadA

Caprese Bread

Posted on Aug 22nd, 2013

I'm always looking for new ways to combine the flavors of tomato, basil and mozzarella.  So when I stumbled across the idea of caprese bread, I…

Continue Reading

989818974_cheddar jalepeno cornbread

Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread

Posted on Aug 31st, 2010

I'm a huge fan of cornbread, and while I love my regular cornbread recipe, sometimes you just need to spice things up a bit.  And add cheese!…

Continue Reading

pretzel bites

Chewy Pretzel Bites

Posted on May 20th, 2011

My kids think these are the best thing to ever happen around here.  And to be honest, so do I.  You could, of course, make regular pretzels with…

Continue Reading

cinnamon bisconesa

Cinnamon Biscones

Posted on Apr 15th, 2013

I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am about this recipe!  I have never had much luck with scones--mine always turn out way too dry and…

Continue Reading


Classic Cornbread Stuffing

Posted on Nov 23rd, 2010

I am of the opinion that the stuffing is the best part of Thanksgiving dinner! My mom used to start saving bread ends well before Thanksgiving so…

Continue Reading


Cranberry Dark Chocolate Muffins

Posted on Dec 10th, 2013

The minute fresh cranberries appear in stores, I buy bags of them to keep in my freezer. Some might call it hoarding. I prefer to call it "being…

Continue Reading

cranberry nut bread

Cranberry Nut Bread

Posted on Nov 19th, 2009

Cranberries are one of my favorite in-season fruits during the fall and winter months (right up there with pomegranates!) In fact, I always buy extra…

Continue Reading


Cranberry Pecan Bran Muffins

Posted on Feb 15th, 2011

I love having healthy, on-the-go options handy for breakfast, and this is one of my favorites.  The cranberries and pecans can easily be substituted…

Continue Reading


Cranberry Swirl Bread

Posted on Dec 14th, 2013

Oh my heavens! This beautiful bread may be the best thing that ever happened to the humble cranberry. Unlike most cranberry breads, this is a yeast…

Continue Reading


Double Chocolate Muffins (Costco Copycat Recipe)

Posted on Jan 21st, 2014

You need to know, right off the bat, that I feel slightly guilty calling these muffins. If you've ever had a Costco chocolate muffin, you know what I…

Continue Reading

banana pecan buns

Easy Banana Pecan Buns

Posted on Jan 19th, 2010

This is a really easy breakfast treat to put together on a weekend morning.  I've made it with and without nuts, and I definitely prefer it with. …

Continue Reading


Easy Focaccia Bread

Posted on Nov 7th, 2009

This easy bread is one of our family favorites.  And since focaccia bread is supposed to look rustic, you don't need to worry about your loaf…

Continue Reading

french breada

Easy Italian Bread

Posted on May 6th, 2013

It's always good to have a simple bread recipe on hand, and this is one of my favorites.  There are no fancy ingredients, and the hardest part is…

Continue Reading


Easy Parmesan Garlic Knots

Posted on Dec 19th, 2013

Usually, I'm pretty good at practicing restraint when it comes to things like bread and dinner rolls. Except when I make these Parmesan Garlic Knots.…

Continue Reading

pizza dough

Favorite Pizza Dough

Posted on Dec 23rd, 2009

This pizza dough is a staple at our house, although we most often use it to make breadsticks.  The dough should be very soft, but not sticky, so…

Continue Reading


Fresh Strawberry Sweet Rolls

Posted on Aug 28th, 2013

You may remember the Orange Creamsicle Rolls I posted awhile back. I thought it might be fun to experiment with a strawberry version. The result was…

Continue Reading

banana bread

Grandma’s Banana Bread

Posted on Jan 28th, 2010

This is the first banana bread I ever made.  I've tried making dozens of banana breads since then, thinking I might find a better recipe than my…

Continue Reading

pie crust

Grandma’s Secret Pie Crust

Posted on Nov 16th, 2011

I confess, making pie crust frightens me a bit.  This isn't my grandma's recipe, but it's definitely my go-to pie crust recipe.  I'm still not…

Continue Reading


Great Harvest Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread (Copycat Recipe)

Posted on Oct 17th, 2013

I know. Pumpkin chocolate chip bread. Like you've never seen that before. But this is copycat Great Harvest pumpkin chocolate chip bread people! (Who…

Continue Reading

homesteader cornbread

Homesteader Cornbread

Posted on Oct 26th, 2009

If you're looking for a recipe for moist, delicious cornbread, this is it!  I can't explain the science behind letting the cornmeal sit in the milk…

Continue Reading

naan bread

Indian Naan Bread

Posted on Apr 13th, 2010

My husband took one bite of this and said (with is mouth full of bread), "This is good bread!"  My children and I all agreed.  It does take some…

Continue Reading


Market Monday: Apple Pecan Praline Bread

Posted on Oct 27th, 2013

Saturday was the last day our local farmers' market was open for the season. Which means this will be the last Market Monday post until next May. I…

Continue Reading

Rhubarb MuffinWM copy

Market Monday: Rhubarb Ginger Oatmeal Muffins

Posted on Jun 11th, 2013

This week's Market Monday post features rhubarb from Miller Farms in Platteville, Colorado. In addition to a CSA program, they host all kind of fun…

Continue Reading

nutella pull-apart

Nutella Pull-Apart Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting

Posted on Nov 2nd, 2011

Oh my goodness!  This is good.  Especially since I cheated and used frozen dough.  A few hints: first, go here for detailed photos of what the…

Continue Reading


Old Fashioned Buttermilk Biscuits

Posted on Oct 26th, 2009

My mother-in-law shared this recipe for buttermilk biscuits soon after my husband and I were married. It was first shared by her grandmother, who was…

Continue Reading


Orange Creamsicle Rolls & a Giveaway

Posted on May 2nd, 2013

When I heard about Pillsbury's new Summer Seasonals Key Lime and Orangesicle cake mixes, cookie mixes and frostings, to say I was excited would be an…

Continue Reading


Parmesan Garlic Breadsticks

Posted on Feb 13th, 2014

I think my children could live on breadsticks, and these Parmesan Garlic Breadsticks are our absolute favorite. Whether dipped in warm marinara sauce…

Continue Reading


Pesto Parmesan Pastry Twists

Posted on Mar 20th, 2014

I always keep a box of frozen puff pastry sheets handy for recipes like this. In fact, I think frozen puff pastry is one of the best things ever…

Continue Reading


Pineapple Banana Coconut Muffins

Posted on Apr 4th, 2014

Years ago, my friend Darley shared a recipe for Pineapple Banana Bread with me. Since muffins are a favorite grab-and-go breakfast at our house, I…

Continue Reading


Pumpkin Cornbread

Posted on Nov 5th, 2013

Until now, I've always been the only person in my family who likes cornbread. So although I love it, I rarely make it. Because I end up eating the…

Continue Reading

Pumpkin Spice Pull-aparts_filteredA

Pumpkin Spiced Pull-Aparts

Posted on Oct 9th, 2013

I like to think of it as fancy monkey bread.  These gorgeous pull-apart loaves (because they needed a fancier name than monkey bread) are so easy to…

Continue Reading


Raspberry Cream Muffins

Posted on Oct 7th, 2011

I dare say this is one of the best muffin recipes I've ever tried.  They're moist but fluffy, and bake up beautifully.  And raspberry and white…

Continue Reading

Raspberry Pecan SconesA

Raspberry Pecan Scones

Posted on Jan 14th, 2012

Normally, I'm not a big fan of scones.  I just don't know what all the hype is about.  I find them dry and crumbly.  And I've never been very good…

Continue Reading

snickerdoodle bread

Snickerdoodle Bread

Posted on Jan 11th, 2011

I find after the holidays are over that I'm still craving cookies, but to be honest, I'm a little tired of making them.  This snickerdoodle bread is…

Continue Reading

snickerdoodle muffins

Snickerdoodle Muffins

Posted on May 10th, 2010

Viewed from the top, these look just like snickerdoodles.  But they're even better, because there is a whole yummy snickerdoodle flavored…

Continue Reading


Soft Pretzel Rolls

Posted on Mar 25th, 2014

Oh my goodness friends! These Soft Pretzel Rolls are amazing and totally worth your time and effort in the kitchen. They have a chewy, golden outer…

Continue Reading

Strawberries & Cream MuffinsA

Strawberries and Cream Muffins with Almond Streusel

Posted on Sep 19th, 2013

These gorgeous muffins have become one of my favorites, with their combination of fresh strawberries and sweetened cream cheese. Not to mention the…

Continue Reading


Strawberry Bread

Posted on Apr 30th, 2010

Honestly, I'd never seen strawberry bread until my sister in-law shared this recipe.  It sounded so good, I had to try it that day!  I replaced one…

Continue Reading


Traditional Irish Soda Bread

Posted on Mar 14th, 2013

I've tried several recipes for Irish Soda Bread, and this is by far my favorite.  It bakes up into such a beautiful loaf that I can hardly believe…

Continue Reading


Whole Wheat Strawberry Banana Muffins

Posted on Jan 15th, 2013

Muffins are a popular grab and go breakfast at our house, and these were a big hit with my family.  They aren't overly sweet, and my kids didn't…

Continue Reading