Apple Cinnamon Muffins (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Apples)

Ultimate Recipe Swap

Apples are a year-round staple at our house. They are a quick-prep snack and easily portable. And, apples in Fall, fresh from a local tree, are the best. Last year I bought 3 huge boxes of apples on killer sale and then processed them in different ways: Nanna’s Apple Pie, Slab Apple Pie, Crockpot Applesauce, […]

Red, White & Blue Scones (Ultimate Recipe Swap: 4th of July)

Ultimate Recipe Swap

I’m not sure if it’s the school teacher genes in my DNA or what, but I get kinda giddy about color coding. Primary colors make me smile. I’ve even owned a snowman-embroidered cardigan in my time. And planning food to match a holiday? I’m all over that. How can you celebrate the Fourth of July […]

Streusel Topping (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Nuts & Seeds)

Ultimate Recipe Swap

This is the last week of the Build a Frugal Pantry series over at Good Cheap Eats. It has been such a great exercise in examining what can make a pantry explode with possibilities, even on a small budget. If you haven’t already, pop over and check out all the great guest posts and new […]

Chocolate Butterhorns – Perfect for Freezing, Perfect for Anytime

So, my friend Crystal has this Butterhorn Recipe that is a great make-ahead recipe. The rolls freeze, thaw, rise, and bake deliciously. I made them during last month’s freezer cooking, and our family has enjoyed them immensely. If you make them just as Crystal directs, you will be quite pleased.

However, since I am a little bit lazy scared of my Kitchenaid Mixer AND a little bit of a sweet tooth, I decided to tweak the recipe a little bit. I adapted the dough recipe to fit a standard bread machine AND I added chocolate to the finished product.

Carrot Muffins (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Baked Goods)

Ultimate Recipe Swap

This week on Good Cheap Eats, we’ve been discussing leavening agents. FishMama say what? What?! Leavening agents, you know. Baking soda, baking powder, yeast. These, coupled with flour, are the building blocks of baked goods. And you need to have these in your pantry at all times. Because baking is fun! Baking is economical! Baking […]

Lemon Walnut Coffeecake (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Healthier Eating)

This is the week to change some habits and set some goals. Many people have put “healthy eating” on their list of changes to make in the new year. Our family is no different. With my husband’s blessing, we’ve decided that we are going to make a concerted effort this year to reduce fat, increase […]

Turkey Shaped Cinnamon Rolls (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Thanksgiving)

T Minus 7 Days and Counting…. Are you ready for Turkey Day? Thankfully, I will not be cooking this year — unless I want to. We’re heading to my in-laws where we usually get spoiled rotten. So, I’m looking forward to less cooking than on a normal Thanksgiving. However, I have made many a feast […]

Homemade Pie Crust – A Finer Thing

Some members of the FishFam have distinctly different tastes than I do. Many prefer cake to pie. But, me? Mmmm. I’ll take pie anyday, savory like Chicken Pot Pie or sweet, like Cherry Pie. It seemed appropriate to give you the low-down on homemade pie crust, for several reasons: 1. It tastes better than store […]