Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving) · pies · Uncategorized

Pumpkin Pie and the most Perfectly Easy Pie Crust

I learned how to make pie crust from two of the greats.  My Dad, and Ina Garten.  I’ve tried about a dozen different pie crusts over the years, but I always find myself going back to the one my Dad taught me how to make as a kid- probably the simplest one there is, but… Continue reading Pumpkin Pie and the most Perfectly Easy Pie Crust


Teddy Bear Toast

  Shortest blog post ever, because this is not a recipe.  Just an idea I saw on Pinterest.  Toast.  Cream Cheese or Peanut Butter, or even Nutella.  Bananas.  Chocolate chips, raisins, or blueberries.  My kids had a blast eating these.  Thanks, Pinterest! Related: Teddy Bear Bread that you can make with the kiddos. Happy Thanksgiving!

Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving) · pies

Apple Slab Pie

Happy Thanksgiving Week!   I am feeling particularly jolly because Thanksgiving weekend is hands down my favorite 4 days of the year.  Christmas Eve is my favorite day of the year, but if we’re going for quantity, it is definitely Thanksgiving weekend.  First, there is the night before Thanksgiving, a day that is almost always… Continue reading Apple Slab Pie

Biscuits / Muffins / Scones · Breads · Breakfast

Blackberry Cream Cheese Bismark Muffins

Wednesday mornings, we have ballet.   There is a lot of rushing around to get out the door on time, me, frantic, sweating, begging/barking at my kids to get their shoes on, to eat their breakfast, to sit still while I brush their hair.  Inevitably, just as we are about to walk out the door,… Continue reading Blackberry Cream Cheese Bismark Muffins

chocolate · cookies · Desserts

It’s a Wonderful Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie

I recently made a discovery about myself. I like coconut. It’s one of those things that I tried as a kid, didn’t like, and then just kind of avoided until I turned 32.  Not all coconut, of course.  I have always enjoyed a good pina colada.  I’m talking about the flaked stuff that you put… Continue reading It’s a Wonderful Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie

Breads · Breakfast

Cinnamon Roll Quick Bread

In my opinion, the best way to start a Monday is with a no-brainer. This cinnamon roll quick bread definitely fits the bill.   You are also almost guaranteed to have all the ingredients that you need in your pantry.  This is definitely a Monday kind of recipe. This very simple bread comes together in… Continue reading Cinnamon Roll Quick Bread

banana recipes · Breads · Breakfast · Cakes and Cupcakes

Banana Crumb Cake

Introducing my new very favorite way to use up overripe bananas. Is this a banana bread or a banana cake?  Hard to say, but since it is baked in a 9×13 inch pan, and is topped with a delicious cinnamon streusel topping, we are going to call it a cake. Breakfast cake. Sounds slightly healthier,… Continue reading Banana Crumb Cake