Applesauce Walnut Bread with Cinnamon Orange Glaze

Enjoy an afternoon break, snacking on this tender Applesauce Walnut Bread topped with a Cinnamon-Orange Glaze. Better yet, bake two! Learning to bake was probably one of the best skills I ever learned. Seriously. Baked goods are so enticing and yet they can add up at the check stand. You can save a pretty penny […]

Breakfast Cookies

Start the morning right — with cookies! Bake all the goodness of whole grains, oats, dried fruit, and nuts into a portable breakfast cookie. My husband leaves for work before most of the household is awake. He grabs a cup of coffee and a Balance bar and hits the road. While good sales on protein […]

Crockpot Applesauce

Growing up I wasn’t too fond of applesauce. Usually, Mom purchased the jarred variety and I wasn’t crazy about the texture. It wasn’t until I was in college that I tasted the real deal. I had broken my jaw and couldn’t eat solid foods for about three weeks. At the time, I worked for the […]

Chocolate-Almond Biscotti

Years and years ago, my husband suggested that “we” learn to make biscotti. These twice-baked, Italian cookies proved to be super easy to make, which is a good thing since “we” became “me.” But, that’s okay. Biscotti are FishPapa’s favorite cookie which makes them fun for me to make for him. Recently, we’ve learned that […]

Cocoa Brownies

Ditch the boxed brownie mix! These Cocoa Brownies mix up quickly and taste amazing, full of chocolately flavor without the junk. I love brownies. But, frankly I consider it ridiculous what they charge for a box of brownie mix. I rarely find it worth the price even with a coupon. Instead I make my own […]

Streusel Topped Pumpkin Pie

Streusel Topped Pumpkin Pie Recipe

I hated pumpkin pie until I had this one. Now, I will eat no other. This is the best pumpkin pie EVER. This recipe is by far the holiday family favorite at our house. Gramma Marilyn made it for our Thanksgiving Dinner back in 1998,¬†and it is a regular on our table every year without […]

The Making of a Great Apple Pie

I grew up on apple pie. It is a family tradition in our family. It was the one dessert that all seven of us in the family liked, so Mom made it often. She took my Gramma John’s pie crust recipe and her basic techniques and tweaked them a little. If it’s loaded with cinnamon […]

Farm-Style Oatmeal Cookies

About a month ago, I found this recipe in a vintage cookbook. It’s a delicious oatmeal cookie that contains no eggs! Great for when you run out or when dealing with an egg allergy. The whole family loves them. My brother even told his co-workers about them. Now, that’s high praise. I did some tweaks, […]