• Bread

    Buttermilk Biscuits

    Recipe adapted from momontimeout.com. Ingredients- 3 TBSP white sugar 1/2 tsp. salt 3 c. all purpose unbleached flour 4 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar 3/4 c. cold butter (I prefer salted) 1 egg- beaten 1 c. buttermilk Directions- Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Cut the butter into small pieces and put back into the fridge to keep cold. (The biscuit mixture is better the colder the butter is.) Combine the sugar, salt, flour, baking powder, and cream of tarter together in a large bowl and mix well. Add the cold butter into the large bowl and cut with a pastry cutter. (you can use two forks if you don’t have…

  • Muffins/Pastries

    Cherry Muffins

    Recipe adapted from Mrs.Parker II from Allrecipes.com When cherries season comes, I get so excited! Besides eating them as they naturally are, I love to add them in cookies, pies, and muffins. This muffin recipe is a hit with my family and I. Ingredients- 3/4 c. white granulated sugar 1 1/2 c. all purpose unbleached flour 1/2 tsp. salt 2 tsp baking powder 1/3 c. vegetable oil 1/3 c. milk 1 egg- beaten 1/2 tsp. almond extract (necessary!) 1 TBSP white granulated sugar 1 c. pitted/quartered cherries Directions- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a muffin pan with silicone/paper liners. Pit/chop 1 c. cherries. (the tedious part of this recipe if you don’t…

  • Healthy & Allergy Friendly

    Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Energy Bites

    Recipe adapted from Bless This Mess. These energy bites are a huge hit whenever I put them in my kids lunches. I also get excited when I’m hungry searching in the fridge for a snack and see these. Whats great about energy bites, is that you can customize it to anything you like and omit an ingredient someone in your house might not like. Ingredients- 2/3 c. unsweetened coconut flakes 1 c. old fashioned dry oatmeal 1/2 c. peanut butter (I use a natural low sugar one to make it healthier) 1/2 c. ground flax seed 1/3 c. honey 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/2 c. mini chocolate chips (I prefer mini over regular…

  • Cookies

    Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

    Recipe adapted from I Heart Naptime. I’ve always had great success with Jamielyn’s savory and sweet recipes. What stood out to me with this recipe, was how she used quick oats instead of old fashioned for these no bake cookies. I couldn’t believe how much softer the recipe was with these type of oats! On the stove top on medium heat, melt the butter, milk and sugar together. Let it bubble for 2 minutes before removing from heat. Add peanut butter and vanilla in the hot pan and stir. Add the quick oats to a mixing bowl. Add the hot mixture in with the dry quick oats. On two cookie sheets with silicone…

  • Healthy & Allergy Friendly

    Energy Bites

    Recipe adapted from Weelicious. This recipe for me made 8, not 32 energy bites as listed on the original recipe. Double the recipe if you want more than 8. The original recipe said to roll the energy bites in coconut for the last step. Next time I make this, I will combining the coconut with the dates and nuts in the food processor. I find the coconut will stick better if it’s mixed in the beginning. Ingredients- 20 pitted dates 1/2 c. your choice of nuts (I used cashews in this recipe_ 1/3 c. shredded unsweetened coconut Directions- Add the coconut, dates, and nuts of choice in the food processor and blend until…