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Homemade Soft Pretzel Recipe

Homemade Soft Pretzel Recipe

My husband and I both value and cherish the traditions we have created over the years with our children.  One of our family’s favorite traditions is Homemade Soft Pretzel baking each December while we spend the weekend away at a little cabin in the woods. Our homemade soft pretzel recipe came from a cookbook that...
Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

I’m all about strawberries lately, after visiting the Red Barn Farm strawberry patch with my grandmother and the munchkins.  We’ve been busy bees making all sorts of sweet concoctions with our berries.  It just so happened that my produce share from Rains & Sun Hilltop Farm had three stalks of rhubarb this week, along with...
Simple St. Patrick's Day Dinner

Simple St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

Today was Saint Patrick’s Day and Ella requested that I make a special dinner.  With the help of my best friend Google I found a few awesome recipes and made a St. Paddy’s Day dinner to remember!   It was pretty easy to put together and it was a hit with everyone.  I think that...

Strawberry Recipes

This week we took a road trip to a local farm to pick strawberries.   There are just a few weeks left in strawberry pickin’ season, and we were able to pick oodles of fresh strawberries.  We took my Grandma with us, since she had mentioned wanting fresh berries for preserves when I saw her last...
My Favorite Eggs: Goat Cheese + Basil

My Favorite Eggs: Goat Cheese + Basil

I hope you don’t think this week’s recipe is lame, but I’m quite smitten with these simple scrambled eggs I’ve concocted.  I’ll share the very simple recipe with you in the hopes that you will be smitten with the basil+goat cheese combo too.  And then if you want to share your favorite eggs recipe below...
Fall Baking

Fall Baking

I love fall…the cooler weather, the falling leaves, cuddling under quilts, and perhaps soon a fire in the fireplace.  One of my favorite things to do in the cooler months is to bake.  Our house is hard to keep cool during the hot months of summer, so I tend to keep the oven off as much as...
Homemade Multigrain Bread

Homemade Multigrain Bread

For quite a while I have been searching for a good Multigrain Bread Recipe.  Then I stumbled upon a recipe for Oat Bread from my friend Melissa.  The Oat Bread is amazing on it’s own, but I wanted a recipe for multigrain bread as well.  After trying several different recipes for multigrain bread and not...

Easy No Knead Bread

No Knead Bread…my neighbor calls it “Ned bread” because Ned bakes it on a regular basis, my cousins call it “Nana’s Bread” because the grands love when their Nana makes it for Sunday dinner, and Sam calls it “earth bread” because it’s round like the earth.  But Jim Lahey, the creator of this amazing bread, calls it...

Easy Pumpkin Muffins

We are big fans of Pumpkin Muffins around these parts…all year long.  They are easy to make with canned or fresh pumpkin, and they are great treats to add to packed lunches.  I usually make a huge batch of them and freeze a bunch so I can pop them into lunches.  We’ve also made mass...
My Bread Baking Husband

My Bread Baking Husband

I am a lucky girl.  I know this.  I married a guy that cooks, bakes, cleans and is an active participant in the raising of our children.  And he fixes things!  I’ll say it again…I am a lucky girl! For the past year or so Michael has been on a quest to learn how to...
Easy Banana Bread and other Baking Adventures

Easy Banana Bread and other Baking Adventures

 The kids and I spent yesterday baking in the kitchen. We made two yummy kinds of bread: Banana Bread & White Bread. I got the white bread recipe from my friend Melissa’s blog, and it was a great “first” bread to make if you haven’t made bread before. I’ve made quick breads a million times,...