Gramma John’s Buttermilk Donuts


As you know, we are Food Network junkies around here. FishPapa’s personal favorite is the show Good Eats, by Alton Brown. It’s very science-based as our good buddy Alton tells you the why and how of cooking. Ever since he cooked up donuts and corn dogs, my husband has been saying that he really wanted […]

Maple-Oat Heart Scones – They Work for Me!

heart scones

I’m not sure if it’s his age or his personality, but FishBoy 6 has been loving all sorts of cooking and crafting activities lately. I have a myriad of pink, handcut hearts strewn all over the school room floor as he has been working on Valentines this week. Yesterday he helped me prepare a veggie […]

Chocolate Crescents


The francophile in me just can’t call these croissants. They’re just Pillsbury refrigerated crescent rolls gussied up a bit. But, they do resemble, in an Americanized way, the pains au chocolats (or chocolate croissants) I ate in France. These are an easier cheat than the traditional way. The recipe is only problematic in that the […]

Homemade Waffles

Homemade Waffles

I’m not sure where or when I started making this yummy breakfast. But, it is one of our favorites. We usually wrap up the week by having waffles on Friday mornings. My favorite way to serve it is with whipped cream and berries. It’s probably more worthy of a weekend morning, but works for me […]

Turkey Shaped Breakfast Rolls


These are the result of spur-of-the-moment inspiration on Thanksgiving morning one year. Since then they’ve become a tradition, particularly so now that I find such great Pillsbury coupons. If you want to make your own this week, here’s what you need: Serves 5 1 can Grands biscuits1 can Grands cinnamon rollscolored sprinkles and candies Preheat […]

Banana-Chocolate Chip Muffins


I made a big batch of these this afternoon. Popped them in the oven and then headed across the street to the park with the kiddos. What a nice snack to come home to! My big boy (almost 12) loved the independence of coming home by himself to check them and pull them out of […]

Yummy Raspberry Muffins

raspberry muffins

In case you’re inspired to bake muffins here is one of my all-time favorites. It’s from my stained and tattered (as all good cookbooks should be) copy of All the Best Muffins and Quick Breads by Joie Warner. I originally posted the recipe “straightup” before I realized that that wasn’t the appropriate way to share recipes. Here […]

Berry Me, Please (Three Berry Recipes: Scones, Smoothie, Coffeecake)


Berry season is beginning throughout the country. In my old stomping grounds, the local berry favorite was the olallieberry. Unfortunately, those don’t grow in these here parts. But, blueberries do very well here on the Kansas-Missouri border. So, we’re learning to adapt. Here are three of our favorite recipes featuring blueberries: Blueberry-Pineapple Smoothie You can […]