Mom’s Cranberry Walnut Bread

I don’t usually share family recipes on this blog.  But I wanted a way to hand them down to my kids and I plan on taking these treasured family recipes and making a book one day to give to each of them to have. One of those recipes is my mom’s delicious Cranberry bread.  There […]

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread w Chocolate Chips

A classic bread with pumpkin and spices and chocolate chips We aren’t even half way through September and I’m already making things with pumpkin.  But in my defense I have to tell you that I HATED pumpkin growing up ~ or at least I thought I did.  I never really tried it.  So I don’t […]

Honey Wheat Bread

Have you ever had that amazing dark, warm honey wheat bread at Outback Steakhouse before? Oh my!  There was times (many!) that I ate that whole loaf myself.  It was so soft and warm and had this deep wheat texture to it ~ but guess what I found out a few years back? Do you […]

Banana Bread (Gluten, Dairy, Sugar Free)

If your house is like our house, there are a few allergies and foods to avoid.  And whether you are cutting back or cutting gluten out entirely from your diet, the cravings for sinking your teeth into soft bread can be oh so real. Well we have finally come up with a gluten free, dairy free […]

Easy Homemade Naan Bread (That YOU can make!)

Yum Growing up in New York, I never really experienced Indian food.  I’m not really sure why.  And as the apple that doesn’t fall far, I tend to cook mainly ‘American’ as my mom did. That, however, has been slowly changing as my tastes change and I grow deeper in my whole foods approach to […]

10 Cast Iron Skillet Recipes

Do you have a cast iron skillet?   It is the single most used pan in my house (as if you couldn’t tell by all my recipes!) I have been scouring the internet lately looking for some cast iron skillet recipes and came across so many great food blogs that I not only wanted to share […]

Gluten Free Cornbread

Yum Yes!!  Cornbread and it’s gluten free. It took me a few tries to get this one right. On my first attempt I used a huge cast iron skillet (which I truly believe ALL cornbread should be made in) but it came out way too thin.  My second mistake was I cut it like a pizza pie and […]

Whole Wheat Buttery Garlic Croutons

Yum There is a WORLD of difference between those stale croutons you get in a bag at the grocery store and homemade ones.  I implore you to make your own and you will see the difference. There are many recipes available with instructions on how to make your own croutons.  Two of the most common ways […]

Zucchini Walnut Apple Bread

Yum I’ve tried a lot of zucchini breads and I’ve made a lot of zucchini breads, but this one was different.   For starters it is extremely moist and there are just the right amount of walnuts.  You get one in every bite.   The whole wheat flour adds a lot of depthness or weight to the […]

Buttery Baked Dinner Rolls

Yum Fresh from the oven The softest pillowiest fluffiest melt in your mouth rolls you will EVER eat !!! These rolls are so unbelievably good they deserve step by step photos.  The best thing about them is you make the dough on a rainy Sunday when you have nothing better to do and you freeze it.  Yep, […]

Buttermilk Banana Bread

Yum As usual Mel over at didn’t let me down.  I tried her Buttermilk Banana Bread recipe and it has now surpassed my tried and true banana bread recipe. This bread has an almost pound cake texture to it.  It holds together like a pound cake would and that’s from the added butter in the […]

Carrot Almond Bread

I love making homemade breads!  So much so that I came across this recipe from and made it during a heatwave in the middle of the summer! What I really like about this bread is the use of coconut oil instead of regular oil.  I’m still experimenting with the coconut oil myself and really […]

Seasoned Breadcrumbs

Yum I love using left over bread from the bakery to make my breadcrumbs.  I always seem to have a few slices left at the end of the week and I’ve have noticed a big difference when I use homemade breadcrumbs in my recipes vs store bought. They seem much fresher and lighter.  They’re wonderful on […]

Everything Bread

Yum I have never even thought of making my own bread. Machines……… yeast………… rising. It all seemed way too time consuming and complex until I learned you don’t need a machine!! This is a recipe I found years ago and have had it stuffed in a pile.  I knew someday I would make it.  Now I’m […]