Awesome Gluten Free Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

This is a modified version of my 2017 recipe for banana chocolate chip muffins. I have tested as vegan only and as vegan/gluten free and both options performed really well and tasted great. These make a great snack, breakfast or dessert and prove you don’t have to sacrifice taste to accomodate dietary needs. For printable recipe scroll down. Start by pre-heating the oven to 375° … Continue reading Awesome Gluten Free Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Soft Pretzels

Stacey and the girls really love soft pretzels. The giant ones at the fair, little pretzel nuggets, you name it. Like so many other things that I have just always bought from a store I never really thought about trying to make them at home. I assumed it would be some long, multi-step process that took hours. I was wrong. The whole process only takes … Continue reading Soft Pretzels

3 Ingredient Beer Bread

Sometimes you want fresh bread but you just don’t want to wait on all that kneading and rising and then kneading and rising again. Sure, you could just buy a loaf of bread, but where is the fun in that? You could buy one of those canned or frozen quick loaves, but who knows what all is in there. The solution? Quick bread.

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Mini Blueberry Streusel Loaves

This recipe comes courtesy of my new friends over at Pampered Chef. These tiny loaves are delicious and perfect for a family breakfast or brunch with friends. Better yet, pick up some gift boxes and share them with friends and family. Topping Ingredients: 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter, melted ¼ cup (50 mL) all-purpose flour ¼ cup (50 mL) sugar Loaf Ingredients: ½ cup (125 mL) butter, softened ¾ cup (175 mL) sugar 1   egg … Continue reading Mini Blueberry Streusel Loaves

Guayaba y Queso Pastelitos (Cuban guava and cheese pastries)

I am by no means fluent in Spanish, but in the years since the story below I have traveled to many places in the Caribbean and southern US and I have learned enough to get by in hotels and restaurants. I like to eat to where the locals eat and that generally means “no Inglés”. I’m sure they chuckle at my pronunciations and grammar, but … Continue reading Guayaba y Queso Pastelitos (Cuban guava and cheese pastries)

Lunch Lady Dinner Rolls

I found this recipe on Pinterest and made the rolls for Thanksgiving dinner this year.  They were a huge hit!  As a rule I don’t just re-post other people’s recipes, but these were so good I had to share. The original recipe can be found at Her recipe states that it makes 4 Dozen rolls.  I must have made mine a little larger because … Continue reading Lunch Lady Dinner Rolls

Delicious Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

You can view my Face book live video for this recipe here. Trying to find a use for some very ripe bananas, but looking for something more interesting than plain old banana bread?  Try these moist, delicious banana chocolate chip muffins! Don’t be turned off when you see mayonnaise as an ingredient.  I promise, no one will know it is in there, and it keeps … Continue reading Delicious Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

My Take on Amish Bread

This bread is great all by itself, or for making sandwiches.  If any survives for more than a couple of days it makes great cream cheese stuffed strawberry french toast (that recipe is for another day). This is my personal blog and I received no compensation from any brands mentioned on this post.  Updated 11/23/18 – This was one of my first blog posts and … Continue reading My Take on Amish Bread

Buttermilk Biscuits

If you want to learn how to bake, biscuits are a great place to start. The recipes are simple, the ingredient list is generally pretty short, and they only take a few minutes to bake. The lessons learned making biscuits apply to a whole host of other baking recipes so why not give it a try? This is is my favorite biscuit recipe because it is simple and delicious.

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