Category Archives: Recipes

Peaches are in Season! Check Out These Peach Muffins!

peaches, peach muffins, peach crumble, butter toffee

                With the skies filled with smoke from the wildfires lately, we haven’t had a lot of time to spend outdoors. This has put a damper on my fruit supply. I had been watching the reports from local orchards and was almost ready to don some sort of breathing suit to get out… Read more »

Breakfast Bites – The Perfect Make-Ahead Meal in a Muffin Pan

breakfast bites, quiche, tater tots

                Ever since I was a child, I have always loved quiche. The baked egg mixed with cheese, a variety of fillings and a soft, flaky crust always seems to hit the spot, whether it be for breakfast or a mid-day snack. When I make quiche, I typically make a couple because they… Read more »

Beer Nuggets…A Flashback to College Life

beer nuggets, fried pizza dough, Dekalb, NIU

I lived in Dekalb, Illinois quite a few years ago and attended college at Northern Illinois University. And, if you have ever spent time in Dekalb, or attended NIU, you know what beer nuggets are. According to an article from the Northern Star back in 1989, beer nuggets began at Sgt. Peppers restaurant and were the result of an employee… Read more »

Cookie Bowls…Not as Easy as They Appear on Pinterest

cookie bowl, chocolate chip cookie

If you are a foodie like myself, you probably spend at least some time looking at food photos on Pinterest. A while ago, pictures kept coming up of cookie bowls, many made on the bottom of a muffin pan. Simply form your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe over the muffin molds and bake…yeah right. After numerous attempts with my favorite… Read more »

What Do You Mean Spinach in a Brownie?

Spinach, arugula, chocolate brownies, cheesecake

As a spoonie, I know that I need to be eating as healthy as possible but, to be honest, I have never been a fan of vegetables. In most cases, it isn’t the taste of the vegetable, but more the texture. I am what they call a textural eater. For example, when it comes to soup, my favorite is cream… Read more »

Did Someone Say “Bacon?”

Look at all that cheese!!

When it comes to bacon, I could easily eat it with every meal. I can eat it crispy or with a little wiggle. I can eat it alone but I love mixing it with different foods. Even as a child, my favorite sandwich was the classic turkey and bacon club. I personally think bacon can compliment just about anything. Anyone… Read more »

The First Batch of Huckleberry Muffins – YUMMY

huckleberries, huckleberry muffins

After resting from a day in the woods collecting huckleberries, my daughter Kaitlyn and I were in the kitchen deciding on what treats to make with our large bowl of berries. Given that we love blueberry muffins for breakfast, we decided huckleberries would add a different twist to our breakfast favorite. If you have never had huckleberries, they are similar… Read more »

The Recipe That Started It All – Welsh Bake Stones

welsh bake stones

Growing up as the first American child on my mother’s side of the family, there were many Welsh and British traditions passed on to me.  When it comes to the food side of these traditions, some I can do without (like steak and kidney pies. I can make them, but you won’t catch me eating them. Yuck!), but some, like… Read more »