• Double Chocolate Donuts

    I can’t believe it’s taken so long for me to share this recipe! These double chocolate donuts are delightfully delectable and a cross between the Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts and the Double Dark Chocolate Muffins that we already know and love.     Chocolate donuts are hands down my favorite type of donut. And these chocolate donuts are tender and cakey and covered in a dreamy chocolate ganache. I call these donuts double chocolate for 2 reasons. First, they are chocolate donuts covered in a chocolate ganache and secondly, they are double dipped in the ganache. Yes, you read that right, double dipped. Because one layer of ganache just isn’t enough.    …

  • Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

    I’m back today after an unexpected two-week blogging hiatus. Hopefully, I can get back to regular blogging this week. Before we get to today’s recipe can we take a second and talk about how today is August 1st? Where did the summer go?!     At the beginning of the summer, I started working on a strawberry muffin recipe. I wanted them to be moist and fluffy with a fresh strawberry flavor. So here we are today, pounds of strawberries and dozens of muffins later, we have Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins.     For the bright and fresh strawberry flavor, we use fresh strawberry puree and it gives them a pretty…

  • Healthy Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins

    Do you ever come across recipes that you had completely forgotten about? That’s what happened with this one. I found this recipe again last Saturday morning and it is just as delicious as I remembered. These Healthy Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins are simple, hearty and not overly sweet.     Using old-fashioned oats in these muffins gives them a hearty texture. While the applesauce and brown sugar give them just the right amount of flavor and keeps them moist.     These muffins freeze well and are perfect to pack in lunches. I’ve been enjoying them every day this week! What’s your favorite type of muffin?   Print Healthy Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins Prep Time 15 mins Cook…

  • Donut Muffins

    We could all act surprised that I’m posting another muffin recipe, but let’s be honest, I’m muffin obsessed! I first made these muffins shortly after I got married and they have been a favorite ever since. I wish I could say that all of the recipes I’ve tried over the years have been this much of a success.     These muffins are moist and not overly sweet even with the cinnamon/sugar topping. The cinnamon and nutmeg in these muffins gives them just the right amount of flavor and reminds me of a homemade donut and that’s where they get their name, Donut Muffins.     Delicious even before the topping, but dipping these…

  • Cornbread

    A few years ago when I got married my aunt gave me a family cookbook that included many of our favorite recipes from over the years. To say that I come from a family that loves to cook and eat delicious food, might be an understatement. While I don’t remember ever eating this cornbread at one of our family gatherings when I was younger, it was a staple at my house growing up. My mom got the recipe from her mother-in-law and my siblings and I always looked forward to meals that included cornbread. This cornbread is fluffy, moist, and slightly sweet. I’ve actually cut back on the sugar from what the original recipe called…

  • Refrigerator Bran Muffins

    I think it’s safe to say that I have a slight muffin obsession. But honestly, can you have too many go to muffin recipes? I think not. Last year I went looking for a bran muffin recipe and once I discovered the inspiration for these I stopped looking. Not only are they delicious and healthier (applesauce replaces some of the butter), but the batter can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 14 days. Yep, you read that right. Once you make the batter you can let it sit in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks and when you are ready to bake them  just give the batter a good stir before spooning into…

  • Cinnamon Toast

    Here’s another recipe where you are probably thinking to yourself that you don’t need a recipe for toast. But if you usually toast your bread and then spread butter on it and sprinkle a cinnamon/sugar mix on top you probably enjoy it. But if you want to take it from enjoy to love then you need to make this recipe. The secret is in spreading the butter and cinnamon/sugar mixture on the bread before toasting which creates a delicious caramelized topping. Now the recipe calls for 6 slices of bread, but this is going to depend on the size of the slices. Any sliced loaf bread, white or whole wheat will…

  • French Toast

    Lazy Saturday morning breakfasts are a favorite of ours and french toast is in the normal rotation. French toast is also great for a quick mid-week dinner, who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner?! French Toast is also a sentimental food for me because it is one of the first meals that the hubby and I made together when we were dating. It’s been a special treat for us ever since! I never thought I needed a recipe for french toast. I mean, you just dip bread in an egg and milk mixture, sprinkle with cinnamon and then fry it up. A few months ago I decided that our french toast needed a makeover. After doing…

  • Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

    For a couple years now, Friday night has been homemade pizza night at our house. After trying lots of recipes, some not so tasty, I finally found this one and we have been enjoying it for over a year now! This crust is chewy and light and has a great flavor.     I wanted a whole wheat crust that didn’t taste healthy. You know what I’m talking about, right? I wanted a nice chewy crust that didn’t suck all of the water out of your mouth or taste like sand! Combining whole wheat flour with all-purpose flour definitely helps to make the taste and texture of the crust not too “healthy”. In the directions it’s…