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Maui-Style Banana Bread

Maui-Style Banana Bread

I have loved banana bread since I was a kid. I love it cold or warm, topped with butter or cream cheese or just plain. I prefer it without nuts, but if I’m making it with nuts, I love them to be toasted walnuts or pecans. Once I had banana bread with chopped macadamia nuts [...]

Sausage-Stuffed Zucchini

Sausage-Stuffed Zucchini

My family loves zucchini, and when you, your husband and both kids will all devour a specific vegetable, you learn to get creative with it so you can use it often! Hence, the sausage-stuffed zucchini makes an appearance on our dining room table about once a month. I use large-ish slices of sausage and not [...]

Tamale Pie

Tamale Pie

This recipe was a staple in my home when I was growing up. It’s one that my mom made that could feed all six of us and occasionally have some leftovers for lunch the next day (and it tastes great as leftovers too!). It definitely qualifies as one of her go-to recipes to feed her [...]

Easy Cream Cheese Pumpkin Cookies

Easy Cream Cheese Pumpkin Cookies

I just love all the pumpkin flavored goodies that become available in the fall. Nothing gets me in the mood for hay rides and pumpkin carving like a delicious pumpkin recipe. I was especially happy to find one that’s so simple that my two year old could assist in me in making it. This one [...]

Homemade Brown Sugar

Homemade Brown Sugar

I love to bake: sweet or savory, breads or cookies. It doesn’t matter. Sometimes I’ll even bake a treat just to create something and then give it to a neighbor. Then there are those late night cookie cravings and a baker with no brown sugar. (Let me be honest: a late night in our home [...]

Erdbeerkuchen (German Strawberry Cake)

Erdbeerkuchen (German Strawberry Cake)

I’ve lived in Germany for about a year and a half, and I must say, one thing Germans do well is cake. There is a bakery on every corner and there is always a slice of delectable cake waiting for you, usually piled high with fresh fruit. One very common cake here is the Erdbeerkuchen, [...]

Easy 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Easy 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

There are some recipes that are so good that you just don’t want to give them away. This super easy three-ingredient recipe for peanut butter cookies is one of them. Easy 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies These are the most delectable, soft, incredible peanut butter cookies you’ll ever taste. The best part? Only three ingredients. One [...]

The Best Lemon Squares Ever

The Best Lemon Squares Ever

Lemon Squares— I don’t even know where my journey starts with these. This is my Grammie’s recipe, so I am sure I had them when she baked them and that is probably where the love started. I have been baking them since I can remember. A definite early memory was when I was 13, I [...]

Patriotic Star Cookies for 4th of July

Patriotic Star Cookies for 4th of July

These cookies are so easy, and delicious! Serve them on a blue plate for a beautiful red, white and blue addition to your 4th of July table. Make extra for your family, because there won’t be any leftovers to bring home. Ingredients 2 ½ cups flour 1 cup sugar 1 cup butter 1/2 tsp almond [...]

Lactation Cookies for Nursing Mamas

Lactation Cookies for Nursing Mamas

Nursing mamas… this post is for YOU! Did you know that you are strongly encouraged to eat cookies to ensure that you’ll have enough milk to feed your little one? Yup. It’s true. COOKIES! Many mamas wonder if they’re making enough milk for their little babes, especially during their little ones’ growth spurts! Some tried [...]

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