Granola Bars

These granola bars are absolutely delicious! They are just right in so many ways – not too sweet, not too chewy, not too crunchy…just perfect! And the best part is they are full of yummy goodness! Did I mention that my 11-year-old kiddo (Alex) made these with hardly any help from me? :) Recipe can […]

Steamed Chocolate Banana Bread

With soaring temperatures, we avoid cooking indoors whenever possible. This essentially means no baking in the oven for the summer! As an alternative, I decided to get my “baked” goods fix through steaming (on our grill’s side burner) instead. Since bananas are always plentiful in our home, there would always be ripe bananas waiting to […]

Orange Poppy Seed Bread

Happy Spring!!! The weather may have been disagreeable these past few days, but it is officially spring! Woo hoo! The end is in sight! Ahhh…now that I’ve gotten all that out of my system, let’s celebrate with this simple and light but oh so yummylicious, wake up my taste buds bread. Enjoy! :) Note: This […]

Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Feels like forever since I last posted something! “Has she fallen off the face of the earth?” some of you might wonder (I wonder about that often myself). However, the truth is nowhere near as dramatic. :) I’ve just been feeling sooooo… exhausted lately, and the weather is certainly not helping! I’m so sick of winter…..can’t […]

Our Thanksgiving Meal

Here are some photos of our simple but oh so delicious Thanksgiving meal. We ate around noon since there wasn’t much prep involved. Just had to heat the ham and scalloped potatoes, cook the green beans, and the rest was essentially done. And boy, did we thoroughly enjoy our meal! Hope you all did as well. […]

Chocolate Raspberry Muffins

I miss blogging, believe it or not :) despite its time-consuming process but I just can’t find the time or energy to do it lately. Between homeschooling and work (not to mention the still depressed and anxious “puppy” who’s continuing to keep us up at night), blogging has been put on the back burner for now. I still […]

French Toast Bread Pudding

Since early March, we have been on a maple syrup and french toast kick and the end is nowhere in sight…yet. :D The downside (besides the weight-gaining, of course) is that our super-delicious local maple syrup stash is decreasing at a faster rate than we had initially expected…in fact, it’s almost gone! Then, I found out that […]

Whole Wheat Challah

I can’t (surprisingly) find challah bread where I live…so out came my trusty bread machine to help me whip up one. :D This recipe can be found in the King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking cookbook (a favorite of mine) or on the King Arthur Flour website. The bread turned out absolutely beautiful, tender, and delicious. Instead […]

Maple Sugaring and Easy French Toast

A couple of weeks ago, we went maple sugaring at Lake Farmpark. We experienced various hands-on activities and sampled freshly made maple products. Yum! Will definitely consider going back next year. :D Easy French Toast 5 extra-large eggs ½ cup half & half A pinch of salt 1 french baguette, sliced 1″ thick 1½ tablespoons unsalted […]

Avocado Bacon and Eggs

Saw this on FB and decided to make it last Sunday for breakfast. One word….Mmmmm (okay, that may not be an actual word but you get the idea). :D Source: THE VIEW FROM IN HERE 1 avocado 2 eggs (I would recommend large size or smaller) 2 strips cooked bacon, crumbled Cut the avocado in half […]