Bread Recipes

There is nothing quite like the taste of home made bread. These tasty bread recipes feature hearty whole grain varieties as well as sweet breads.

Easy Crostini Party Appetizers

These four crostini appetizers will start your next party off with a bang. They are very easy to make and perfect to serve with cocktails. #InspireWithCheese #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #InspireWithCheese #CollectiveBias It’s time for some Easy Crostini Party Appetizers. I am on a roll lately with all of the opportunities for entertaining.  It seems that every weekend, from now until January, there is one opportunity after another to…

Buttermilk Corn Bread Muffins Recipe

buttermilk corn bread muffin

To me, fall is the time for comfort food in all its glory. There is nothing quite like sitting down to a hearty meal when the temperatures dip and thoughts of winter are on the mind.  And what personifies comfort food better than fluffy buttermilk corn bread muffins? They make a great side dish and…

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

chocolate chip banana bread

This chocolate chip banana bread has the most wonderfully moist texture. I’m feeling like a bit of a decadent breakfast today.  Banana breads are one of my favorite breads.  I suppose the main reason is that I always seem to have over ripe bananas in the house and I hate throwing things away.  But also…

Amish Food is the Epitome of Real Home Style Cooking

Amish cooking

A look into Amish Food. The Amish people are found in the United States in several rural areas, but primarily around Ohio and Pennsylvania, and also in smaller numbers in Ontario, Canada. Lancaster, Pennsylvania is home to about 16,000 Amish people and is in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch area. Traditional Amish food is…

Does Adding Cinnamon to your Diet have Health Benefits?

The pros and cons of adding cinnamon to your diet.

The Pros and Cons of Adding Cinnamon to your Diet Cinnamon does not just taste good on desserts. It  has long been touted as having many health benefits.  Many reports seem to suggest that adding it to your diet can have an overall good effect on your health. But before you reach for a bottle…

20 Ways to Use Ripe Bananas (or Their Peels!)

20 Uses for Ripe Bananas

Frugal Kitchen Tips: Ways to use Ripe Bananas (and Banana Peels!) Waste not, want not, as my grandmother used to say.  She would reach to the ground to pick up a penny!  While I am not quite that frugal, I do like to save money.  And nothing makes me more upset than throwing away food. …

Coconut Crusted French Toast

Coconut crusted French Toast

For weeks, when my husband and I go out for breakfast on Sunday morning, I have been saying that I should make French Toast at home. It is a favorite of mine and I often order it at a restaurant.  Well, I finally got around to it with this Coconut Crusted French Toast.  And I…

Copycat Recipe: Starbucks Lemon Loaf

Starbucks lemon loaf - copycat recipe

Starbuck’s is a favorite of many for their delicious coffees, but their food is also pretty tasty.  The recipe for a Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf is fresh and super tasty and a pretty good approximation of the original. Treat Yourself to Starbucks Lemon Loaf – Copycat style. Good copycat recipes are hard to find but…

Crusty Herbed Italian Bread

Home made Italian bread - zesty herbed style

There is nothing quite like the taste of home made bread.  It smells great in the oven.  It tastes wonderful when it first comes out, and is so much healthier to make your own that to buy store bread packed with chemicals. This recipe for crusty herbed Italian bread has the great taste of zesty…

Caramel Apple Buttermilk Muffins

Caramel Apple Buttermilk Muffins

Mmmm…your house will smell delightful when you prepare these delicious caramel apple buttermilk muffins.  They are like a caramel apple all done up muffin style!  They make a fast breakfast recipe, and are sweet enough to have as dessert! Fall and winter are the times when apples of all types are plentiful in the grocery…

French Bread Pizzas

French bread pizzas

Brrrr…it’s cold here in Raleigh. Time for one of my 30 minute meals that will hit the spot. The temps are down to about 9 degrees overnight and that is nothing whatsoever like normal for us here.  So, I need something filling and warm and comforting.  I decided to make corn chowder but wanted a…

Easy Homemade Garlic Bread

Easy Homemade Garlic Bread

I love garlic bread. Not only does it adds the perfect touch to any hearty Italian meal but it is also one of my favorite easy appetizers.  You can buy the garlic butter loaves at the store but there is no substitute for this homemade garlic bread just out of the oven, made with fresh ingredients.…

Banana Nut Breakfast Bars

Banana Nut Breakfast Bars

I love banana nut muffins (or any kind of muffins for breakfast, for that matter.)   This recipe for banana nut breakfast bars gives you the home made taste of banana muffins but in a tasty bar instead. Let’s make some Banana Nut Breakfast Bars The bars are incredibly easy to make.  Just combine the…

Crusty Artisan Breads – Perfect for Sandwiches

Crusty Artisan Breads

I love crusty artisan breads. There is nothing quite like them to make great tasting sandwiches or to serve with soup.  Biting into a crusty outside only to discover that oh so soft and flavorful center is a great pleasure in life! Every time I go to Panera, I come home with a loaf of one…

Stuffed Mozzarella Garlic Bread

Stuffed Mozarella Garlic Bread

Printable Recipe – Stuffed Mozzarella Bread This recipe for stuffed mozzarella bread is easy to make and tastes delicious. To make it easier to do, just use Pillsbury refrigerated crusty French Loaf.  It will be ready in a Jif.  Serve with your favorite soup for a great lunch.   Recipe shared from Pillsbury.com Stuffed Mozzarella…