Homemade Coffee Creamers

Homemade Coffee Creamers

At least once or twice a week we get a request for a coffee creamer recipe.  Up until now I’ve been reluctant to post one since neither my hubby nor I drink coffee.  Luckily I found a willing guinea pig participant to taste all of my creations.  One thing to keep in mind when making any of the flavor variations is that you can add or subtract amounts based on your personal preference.  These are more or less guidelines to help you get...

 
Pizza Waffles

Pizza Waffles

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. We love pancakes around here and will eat them for any meal! I went a little bit ‘Glee’ here but instead of a song mash up I did a food mash up and combined pancakes and pizza and ended up with this delightfully spicy waffle that is even more delightful when dipped into pizza sauce. You don’t need delivery for this pizza just heat up the waffle iron and have yourself a pizza...

 
Protein Pancakes

Protein Pancakes

We love pancakes around my house and not just for breakfast. Sometimes Caleb and Keegan will ask for them for lunch and I’ve even been known to eat leftovers cold from the refrigerator with a little peanut butter for dinner. Pancakes aren’t the most nutritional food in the recipe box and while I would add yummy things like pumpkin or applesauce, etc. the kids prefer them plain. That led me to making them with a couple of ingredients to...

 
Sweet Potato Biscuits

Sweet Potato Biscuits

It’s the time of year for spooky tales and here’s my tale. It’s not about ghosts, goblins or things that go bump in the night, but of a graveyard. A food graveyard filled with the remains of failed recipes deemed unbloggable. This biscuit recipe was almost buried before it’s time when Sarah taste tested it and said it didn’t have enough flavor (actually she said it was boring). I thought it was ok but put the recipe...

 
Chocolate Covered Banana Cupcakes

Chocolate Covered Banana Cupcakes

On Friday my little guy will be 6 years old.  SIX. YEARS. OLD!  I swear it was just yesterday that I was looking into this little face…. Now my little guy is growing up and I CAN’T STOP IT!!!!  Caleb LOVES banana bread.  He asks to have it for breakfast every single morning.  He likes to tell me that if I can have salad for dinner every single night that he can have banana bread for breakfast every single day.  His logic astounds...

 
Apple Cinnamon Donuts

Apple Cinnamon Donuts

Words can not describe how freaking yummy these are.  But I guess if I had to come up with some they would be…  O.M.G. or Oh yeeeeaaahhh or Mmm…Donuts. Did I mention that there are chocolate covered donuts too?! Chocolate Covered Donuts   Wiping up the drool and moving on….  You won’t believe how easy it is to make these donuts at home.  Now, you can make them freehand but I highly recommend buying a donut pan.  I...

 
Homemade Pear Sauce

Homemade Pear Sauce

Living in Southern California is awesome EXCEPT when your Facebook feed is filled with stories of apple orchard trips, pumpkins, cool crisp weather and hot apple cider.  We don’t have fall here.  No leaves changing colors, no fall air.  I decided a trip to an apple orchard would help put a little fall into my California days.  My Mom (Kristy) and I took the kids to an organic apple and pear orchard in Julian, CA. Kristy and the kids picking...

 
Pumpkin Oat Scones

Pumpkin Oat Scones

Eating healthy for me has come in stages. I have almost always eaten reasonably healthy, but about 5 years ago after reading Dr. Oz’s book I went to all whole grains and unrefined sugars. That in itself brought about a whole new challange to cooking, especially baking. Whole grains are just are not the same as white flour! I finally mastered that challange (mostly) and now here I am again trying to bake without dairy products. No butter!...

 

Pumpkin Cornbread

Who put that pumpkin in my cornbread? Who put that cornbread in my pumpkin? Mmmm, two great tastes that taste great together. Ok, for those of you old enough to remember the commercial for peanut butter cups I did steal that line but it’s so true. I love cornbread and I love pumpkin and what a fabulous combination they make. There are many different ways to make cornbread, some savory with onions, peppers and spices and then the sweet cornbreads...

 

Brazilian Cheese Bread

I love cheese and I love bread so I thought that this recipe for Pão de Queijo would be a win/win in my book.  Everything was going great.  It took only a few minutes to toss everything in the blender, another couple of minutes to pour the mixture into the muffin tin and 15 minutes later I had these cute adorable puffs come out of the oven.  I waited for them to cool and then popped one in my mouth.  I LOVED the texture, they are more chewy...