Caramel Cappuccino Nut Muffins Holiday Gift Idea #KraftRecipes

Caramel Cappuccino Nut Muffins Recipe #KraftRecipes

When I think about the month of December, my mind always drifts towards the sweet smells of holiday baked goodies. This time of the year, I love baking pies, Christmas cookies, cakes, homemade candies and especially muffins. They're such a versatile treat that can be made with a variety of flavors and toppings. I often like to experiment with different flavor combinations and common ingredients that I have around my kitchen. This particular … [Read more...]

Sausage Cheddar Breakfast Biscuits Recipe with #JDCrumbles

Sausage Cheddar Drop Biscuits Recipe #JDCrumbles FoodFamilyFinds

Breakfast is a tricky meal around our house. Most of the time, I try to just skip it altogether during the week. I have gotten better about it with making fruit smoothies, but it's still my least favorite meal of the day. Even our kids aren't big on breakfast. They'll have a yogurt, maybe a small bowl of cereal but like me, they try to skip it if I don't coax them to sit down for a bite to eat. Fortunately, there's one dish they'll come … [Read more...]

Weeknight Meal Inspiration with KRAFT Grated Parmesan and HUNT’S Tomatoes

Garlic Parmesan Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks

This is partnered post on behalf of KRAFT and HUNT'S. If you've spent any time at all on my blog, you'll know that cooking and baking are passions of mine. What you may not know is that hasn't always been the case. There was a time early on in my marriage when I could burn boiled water and a successful dinner was one that didn't result in a burned down kitchen and food that was any shade lighter than charred black. Cooking meals for a family is … [Read more...]

Bread Machine Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Baked Caramel Apple Cinnamon Roll

  I've made quite a few different homemade cinnamon rolls over the years but there's only one recipe that comes out perfect every single time. I first ran across the cinnamon roll recipe (designed for bread machines) at A Cowboy's Wife blog and have been using it ever since. While it's delicious as it is, it's also fun to tweak with different flavors. Right now, I'm in the fall and baked apple pie mindset so it only seemed right to make … [Read more...]

BLT Pizza Recipe with Fleischmann’s Pizza Crust Yeast

BLT Pizza Recipe

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for ACH Food Companies Inc. I received a promotional item as a thank-you for participating. Now that we're finally out of this rainy, wet spell with the weather we can pull out the grill again. While it's typically used for a variety of meats, there's also a lot of other things you can cook on the grill ... even pizza! When it's this hot out the last thing we want to do is turn … [Read more...]

Lightened-Up Bread Machine Hot Cross Buns with Truvia Baking Blend

Bread Machine Hot Cross Buns

After losing my father just a few days ago, Easter hasn't really been at the forefront of my thoughts this week. I could be sad forever but I also couldn't let my children miss out on a holiday they love so much. While I haven't been up to doing most of our usual Easter activities we did take some time today to do a little baking together. Hot Cross Buns are one of the most traditional Easter recipes but they're also very time consuming. To … [Read more...]

March Kitchen Challenge | Sweet & Savory Homemade Croissants

Homemade Cocktail Croissants

Last week I was doing my regular blog hopping and come upon Lindsay's March Kitchen Challenge. The idea here was to try something new, tackle a recipe that you would otherwise run from. For March, that recipe is croissants. They are by far my favorite type of bread! As a kid my dad would get up early and take me to Burger King for a ham, egg and cheese croissanwich (minus the egg). It was also the place my dad taught me how to drive. We would get … [Read more...]

RECIPE | Bacon & Cheddar Soft Baked Pretzels

Bacon and Cheddar Soft Baked Pretzels Recipe

Every time the kids drag us out to the mall there's three things that are guaranteed to happen. First, we always have to stop at Charley's in the food court to get a hot, fried sub. Usually it's the chicken philly or an ultimate club for me. After that, they drag us down to the center of the mall for ride on the carousel. It's not my favorite thing to do since I spend a good five minutes afterwards trying not to lose my lunch.   Our … [Read more...]