The BEST Banana Cake Recipe


Have I mentioned I love cake?  All kinds of cake.  I’d say I’m not picky, but I really am.  Dry cake is the worst, blech. This banana cake is so moist and amazing.  I made it as a layer cake to get that extra frosting in the middle, but if you’re feeling a little lazy […]

Super Soft Snickerdoodle Cookies

Snickerdoodle Cookies

    Snickerdoodle cookies are a favorite in our house.  The name makes me cringe a little, “snickerdoodle” sounds like some strange dog mix.  Fortunately, these cinnamon flavored sugar cookies are delicious and my entire family devours them.  The ingredients are ones I usually have in my pantry, with the exception of cream of tartar. […]

Parker House Rolls

Parker House Rolls

Mmmmm, warm bread.  As I’m sitting here writing this, I’m currently avoiding carbs, so the desire for bread is even stronger than usual (is that even possible?!)  I have a basic white bread recipe that gets me through a variety of items, like cinnamon rolls, bread bowls, and yes, white bread.  It happens to be […]

Chocolate Cake with Berries & Whipped Cream

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Please don’t be intimidated by homemade cake, this one is actually SO simple. This is my absolute FAVORITE chocolate cake recipe. It’s dense but so moist, and it has the most intense chocolate flavor without being too heavy. We had friends coming over to dinner, and they like to eat healthy food. Like organic almond milk and flax seed kind of healthy food. I happened to want cake for dessert, so I decided to “trick” my friends into eating my delicious cake. Whipped cream and fresh berries are delicious (it’s just not quite the same as buttercream frosting!)

Pumpkin Bread


Moist and delicious, this pumpkin bread is incredible!  You could totally substitute the sour cream for Greek yogurt for added protein and reduced calories.  It also makes great muffins, about 24 with a batch this size.  I love to make a ton, then freeze them and put them in my kids’ lunches for a healthy […]

Albondigas Soup

Albondigas Soup

Once again I was on a quest to stretch a pound of ground beef and fill my kids with veggies.  This is basically the story of my life in the kitchen.  Well, that, and just one time I would like an oven that doesn’t burn the bottom of everything I bake while leaving the center […]

Belgian Sugar Waffles


There’s a new food truck in our area that makes “Liege style” waffles. Thinking this sounds delicious but not having enough money to spend $35 on waffles for my family, I went about researching how to make Belgian sugar waffles. I bought an adorable little stainless steel Hamilton Beach waffle maker from Amazon for $20.Why […]

Chewy M&M’s Cookies


Who doesn’t love candy M&M’s and cookies? When those two worlds collide, you have chewy M & M’s cookies. Why would you buy them at the store when they’re so easy to make at home. By the time you gather your kids, get in the car, drive to the store, find the cookies, wait in […]