Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana bread cinnamon rolls are seriously the way to my children's hearts! Four days ago I went to the grocery store and spent almost $300 on groceries. Today, my house is almost bare of anything that the teenagers may remotely consider a 'snack'. There are no salty pretzels, no sweet treats, and the only fruit left in my kitchen are a few over ripe bananas and a can of pumpkin puree. I'm telling you, these children (and my husband!) eat like linebackers and stay as skinny as twigs! Since I am NOT going to the grocery store again until Sunday, … [Read more...]

Sausage Cheese Biscuits Recipe with Jalapenos

When you are feeding hungry teenage boys you need to learn to serve bread of some sort at every meal. Sure, he gets plenty of meat, veggies, fruits and dairy but the bottomless pit of hunger requires a whole bunch of carbs on a daily basis. Sausage Cheese Biscuits are a huge hit in my house and I am ashamed to say that I usually start with a premade baking mix. I know...totally NOT the healthiest choice to make but my biscuits usually come out as dense as bricks when I start from scratch! However, I think I have figured out my problem and this … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Bread with this Easy Brioche Recipe

This post about how to make your own bread was inspired by a cookbook I received at no charge to review. This brioche recipe is reprinted with permission. This post contains affiliate links which means if you click on a link and make a purchase I will receive a very small amount of money to put towards my blogging adventure. There is something comforting about the smell of homemade bread baking in the oven. As I sit here, my brioche is in the oven cooking and I am drooling with anticipation of a warm slice slathered with butter. I don't … [Read more...]

Easy Snack Recipe: Pizza Biscuits

I am pretty sure I hear the words "I'm hungry" out of my children at least 47 times a day. Normally they are sidetracked with school and assorted after school activities but over Christmas break there is nothing for them to to but argue with each other and eat. At over six feet tall already, my 14 year old son can eat a bag of Goldfish crackers in one sitting. I decided I needed to make a more filling snack or start buying stock in the snack cracker companies. I started looking for an easy snack recipe that wouldn't take too long to make and … [Read more...]

Bread Making 101: Tips from King Arthur Flour

Over the years, I have tried my hand at bread making many times. Note, that I do not state that I have made GOOD bread! Most of the time it comes out crumbly or collapsed in the middle or it takes 3 hours to rise and I get tired of waiting and toss the whole thing in the trash! In expressing my frustrations with the King Arthur Flour staff, they offered to help and for this I am extremely grateful! I decided to share their Bread Making 101 interview with me readers! With a few of their products and a recipe from their cookbook I made a … [Read more...]

Easy Spiced Zucchini Bread Recipe

Like most kids, mine don't always want to eat as many vegetables as I think they should. This easy spiced zucchini bread recipe is my way of hiding the veggies they don't want to eat inside a delicious bread recipe that they really love. Since zucchini is so plentiful here in the summer, I have learned how to freeze zucchini as well several other food preservation techniques. This zucchini bread uses coconut oil instead of traditional oil, which I think makes it a tad bit healthier. Tips for Making the Best Zucchini Bread Making … [Read more...]