• Bars

    Energy Balls

    Energy balls are the perfect solution for a quick snack. These energy balls are great if you need a perk of energy and help you stay fuller longer. This is a favorite snack for my family and I. You can shape in two ways: Depending how you like this snack, you can make it into thin bars, thick bars, or shape them into a ball. Easy recipe with only a few ingredients: I usually buy these items at Costco because we use these ingredients so much. unsalted cashews pitted dates peanut butter (I use natural, no added sugar peanut butter) To make in bar form: To make in ball form: Tips for storage:…

  • Bread

    Homemade Rolls

    This homemade rolls recipe is fool proof and easy to make. It doesn’t matter how you shape this dough. Round, crescent shaped, etc these rolls are soft and lightly sweet. These homemade rolls are great to dip in a warm soup or use as a sandwich bread. Activating the yeast: When the yeast is activated: Next, add the 1/3 c. softened butter, egg, 1 tsp. salt. Slowly, add in the flour. You’ll be using 3 3/4 c. flour total. Make sure not to add more than that. You’ll stop adding flour when you touch the dough and it doesn’t stick back on your fingers. Ready to roll out the dough: Get two cookie…

  • Muffins/Pastries

    Easy Banana Muffins

    Who doesn’t love a soft, moist banana muffin? In our house, we love it plain, with chocolate chips, or even chopped nuts. No matter what your preference is this easy banana muffin recipe is quick to make. What Makes a Soft, Moist Banana Muffin? The key on getting a soft muffin is to add some moisture to the batter. Sour cream is my secret ingredient on adding creaminess to the banana batter. The thickness of the sour cream makes sure the batter stays thick and not thin and runny. If you don’t have sour cream, plain Greek yogurt is a great alternative. Why Use Ripe Bananas for Banana Muffins? The riper the banana,…

  • Muffins/Pastries

    Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

    No one can say no to pumpkin chocolate chip muffins! Pumpkin desserts are great plain or with chocolate chips. One bite and you will taste all the flavors of Fall! After a long hot, humid summer here in Texas, all I dream of is the Fall season. One of the first things I crave are pumpkin desserts. Sometimes I bake pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin bread, but my family always wants chocolate with their pumpkin desserts. What’s great with a muffin recipe, is how it can be eaten throughout the day. Muffins are great for breakfasts, snacks, and desserts. Recipe adapted from The Diary of a Real Housewife. If you love anything with chocolate chips,…

  • Cookies

    Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

    This peanut butter cookie recipe will make any peanut butter lover happy! These cookies are so soft and chewy. My kids love making this cookie recipe all by themselves! Recipe adapted from Livewellbakeoften.com I hope you love this peanut butter cookie recipe as much as we do! If you love these cookies, you’ll love my no bake peanut butter cookies.

  • Muffins/Pastries

    Healthy Oat Banana Muffins

    I found this healthy banana muffins recipe when my son kept asking for more food in his lunch. The secret ingredient in these banana muffins are oats! I noticed I had some ripe bananas on hand, so I quickly went on Pinterest and looked for healthy banana 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! What makes these banana muffins healthier? A normal banana muffin recipe has around a cup of sugar and 1/3 cup of butter or vegetable oil. These muffins have 1/3 cup of sugar vs a full cup of sugar. They also…