• Bread

    Cinnamon Swirl Bread

    Recipe adapted from Taste of Home. Ingredients- 4 1/2 tsp. active dry yeast. (2 packages) 1 c. warn milk (110-115 degrees) 1/3 c. warm water (110-115 degrees) 1 c. granulated sugar (it will be divided in the recipe) 2 large eggs 6 tbsp. unsalted room temperature butter 1 1/2 tsp. salt 5 1/2-6 c. bread or unbleached all purpose flour 2 tbsp. cinnamon Directions- Add 1/2 of the granulated sugar in the standing up mixing bowl. (1/2 c.) There are different ways on heating up liquid before adding active yeast to it. For this recipe, I used a microwavable Pyrex glass measuring cup. I filled it with the milk and water and microwaved…

  • Cookies

    Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

    Recipe adapted from Livewellbakeoften.com Ingredients- 1 1/2 c. unbleached all purpose flour 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. baking soda 3/4 c. light brown sugar 1/4 c. granulated sugar 1/2 c. (1 stick) unsalted room temperature butter 1 large egg 3/4 c. creamy peanut butter 1 tsp. vanilla extract (optional) 3 tbsp. granulated sugar for topping Directions- Preheat oven to 350. Line two cookie sheets with silicone baking mats or aluminum foil sprayed with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, whisk in the flour, salt, and baking soda. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream the softened butter, brown and white sugar with a hand or stand up mixer. In the large bowl, add…

  • Muffins/Pastries

    Healthy Oat Banana Muffins

    Recipe adapted from The TrophyWife Style. My son has been telling me this week he needed more food in his lunch. I thought I was doing a good job keeping him full and happy, but it looked like I needed to step it up a notch. The first thing I thought to make was something with oats. I noticed I had some ripe bananas on hand, so I quickly went on Pinterest and looked for banana oat muffins. This was one of the first recipes that popped up. It didn’t take long to make, and they came out great! Our kitchen smelled amazing! Ingredients- 2 ripe bananas (smashed) 1/2 c. milk 1 egg…

  • Pies & Tarts

    Cherry Cobbler

    Recipe adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction. I can’t get over how great this recipe is. Sally uses a mix of berries for this recipe. Cherries were finally on sale, so I used fresh cherries for this recipe. I do not have a cherry pitter, so the thought of pitting 8 cups of cherries seemed like an impossible task! I halved this recipe, and used 4 cups of cherries and baked it in a square brownie pan. If you want to make a berry cobbler in a 9 x 13 pan, just double the ingredients. Any type of berry or cherry will work for this recipe. Ingredients- 4 cups of pitted and chopped cherries…

  • Muffins/Pastries

    Peach Muffins

    Recipe adapted from Karen’s Kitchen Stories. Ingredients- 6 tbsp unsalted melted butter 1 tsp vanilla 1 large egg, room temperature 3/4 c. buttermilk or sour cream 1 c. diced unpeeled peaches (3/4 c. in the batter, save remaining 1/4 c. to put on top before baking) 1 3/4 c. unbleached all purpose flour 1/2 c. granulated white sugar 2 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. salt course sugar (optional) Directions- Preheat oven to 375. (set rack to the middle.) Lightly spray the top of the muffin tin with baking spray. (to help the muffin tops not stick to the pan.) Use paper/silicone muffin liners and line a muffin tray. In…