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.

Banana Nut Breakfast Bars – Healthy Grab and Go Slices

Banana Nut Breakfast Bars

I love banana nut muffins (or any kind of muffins for that matter.)   This recipe for banana nut breakfast bars gives you the home made taste of banana muffins but in a tasty bar recipe instead. If you are looking for a quick, on the go breakfast recipe that you can grab on a busy…

Amish Food is the Epitome of Real Home Style Cooking

Amish family

Traditional Amish food is very simple and something that we associate with the group today. We think of it as comfort food.  It usually has simple, plain ingredients. Where are Amish people living in the US? The Amish people are found in the United States in several rural areas, but primarily around Ohio and Pennsylvania,…

Copycat Recipe: Starbucks Lemon Loaf

Starbuck's lemon loaf

Do you enjoy copycat recipes?  I love to try and recreate some of my favorite foods from restaurants that I enjoy.  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…

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…

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

chocolate chip banana bread

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 it is because I just love the flavor of these breads.…

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…

Caramel Apple Buttermilk Muffins – Easy and Tasty Breakfast to Go

apple muffins with a caramel glaze

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! For a healthy muffin recipe, try these cinnamon apple muffins. They are only 102 calories each.…

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.…