Cheddar Coins – aka Homemade Cheez Its

stack of cheddar cracker coins on white plate

Like boxed cheddar crackers? You’ll love these healthier homemade cheez its. Made with sharp cheddar cheese and a little whole wheat flour your snacking time just got a whole lot better. I think I have done it. I didn’t think it would really turn out like I hoped. But, it did. Yes, yes, it did. […]

Sourdough Pizza Crust

step by step photos of pizza dough process

Use up that sourdough starter discard in this delicious and flavorful sourdough pizza crust. Mix the dough in the morning and it’s ready to bake into pizzas at dinnertime. Should you decide to tackle the art of baking with sourdough, then you’re going to want to make a few things besides bread. I know I […]

How to Make Brown Sugar When You Really Need It

homemade brown sugar in white bowl

Run out of brown sugar? No problem. With white sugar and molasses you can make your own to use in your favorite baking recipes. Brown sugar is sometimes essential to a recipe. You can’t make a good Cinnamon Roll without it. And Not Mushy Oatmeal really tastes its best with a sprinkling of brown sugar. Forget about making Chocolate Chip […]

Baking Substitutions to Use When You Run Out

baking ingredients measured out in various dishes

Find yourself baking and run out of a key ingredient? No problem. There are a number of baking substitutions that you can choose from and avoid an extra trip to the store. You run to the store with your carefully crafted grocery list. But, distractions draw you away from checking to see that you have […]

Blueberry Muffins with Nutmeg

blueberries and muffin on white plate

Make your mornings sing with these tender fluffy homemade blueberry muffins. This easy muffin recipe bursting with juicy blueberries get a little warmth from nutmeg is the best way to start your mornings. Got blueberries? Then you’ll got a great breakfast treat in store. Since I’m building menus based on what I’ve already got in […]

Oslo Kringle Recipe – Easy & Delicious!

whole kringle on board with coffee

Oslo Kringle is a delicious Norwegian dessert, with the flavor and texture of a cream puff, but with a simpler preparation and fjords of delicious, almond icing. My paternal grandmother, Gramma John, was full-blooded Norwegian. Though she was born in Minnesota, both her parents had emigrated from Norway in the early 20th century. She grew up […]

8 Great Cookie Recipes for Your Holiday Tray

Make some cookies! Try one of these 8 great cookie recipes that your family will love to see on your holiday tray this year. Pictured: Baby Cakes Cookies have been on my mind lately. Have you ever seen the movie Stranger than Fiction? It’s one of those movies that proves to you Will Ferrell isn’t […]

Easy Chocolate Buttercream Frosting – Better than the Can

chocolate frosted cupcake with candle

Homemade chocolate buttercream frosting comes together easily and tastes so much better than the canned variety.