Banana Poppyseed Muffins

This post contains affiliated links. That means if you click on the link, Amazon will compensate me for each click and/or purchase made. Please consider supporting this blog by checking out (pun intended) the cookbook that I am endorsing. Thank you! Usually during the week I’m not very hungry for breakfast, probably because I’m a […]

Homemade, Barely Knead, Dutch Oven Bread

Before we moved to Los Angeles from Tennessee in October 2014, Cobalt and I had to minimize our packing drastically in order to avoid using a moving van (we succeeded, praise God!). Some of the things we gave away or sold were even gifts from our wedding two years prior. I was a little sad but knew this stuff was […]

Buttermilk Biscuits

I have a love-hate relationship with mornings.   You see, I like the idea of waking up bright & early to get things done. And certainly I’ve enjoyed many productive days all because I woke up early. But I never seem to enjoy the waking UP process… I especially loathe alarm clocks. Who wants to wake […]

Caramel Apple Muffins

You guys already know the story of how I learned to cook: from my dear mother. She’s never liked cooking but boy! can she make a heart-warming pot of Sunday Spaghetti, a melt-in-your-mouth Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake, and the most delectable Homemade Honey Wheat Bread. I’ve attempted to re-create her recipes and apparently cannot reach the Yoda level that […]

Easy Mini Quiches

As I mentioned in my previous post, last weekend was so fun, having our friends over to see our new house and sharing food with them. Since we opened our home all day long, we planned three meals to share with our guests. In the morning we served brunch: mini quiches, fruit, blueberry muffins, cherry hand pies, orange […]

Pumpkin Streusel Bread

Autumn has been upon us for a month now… Yet Los Angeles does not feel a bit like crisp, crunchy leaves or pumpkin spice lattes… Just the other day Cobalt and I visited the beach to enjoy the sunny blue skies and cool breezes. I doubt anyone out East where we moved from is doing that […]

Cinnamon Raisin Rolls with Orange Glaze

I love breakfast food. When I have time, I enjoy whipping up a veggie omelette or egg sandwich. But my favorite is breakfast breads! They’re pretty versatile and you can quickly snap one into a Tupperware for the road if you’re in a hurry for your morning meal before work or school. This recipe for Cinnamon Raisin […]

Applesauce Pumpkin Bread

Geez, this summer flew by fast! It’s unbelievable that some schools have already begun the Fall Semester and here I am, graduated and wondering what to do with myself now that I will never walk into a university again. (I know, I know. You’re probably saying, “never say ‘never,’ Hope.” So maybe it isn’t never but […]