Easy Homemade Pie Crust

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Don’t hesitate to make homemade pie crust! It tastes so much better than store bought. Who cares if it’s not picture-perfect? You can do this! I am unashamedly a pie girl. I will choose pie any day of the week. Some members of my family have distinctly different tastes than I do. Many prefer cake […]

8 Steps for Better Cookie Baking

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Bake someone happy today. Include cookies. And make it easy on yourself with these eight simple steps to better cookie baking. C is for cookie. It’s good enough for me. Truer words were never spoken. Who doesn’t have fond memories of the Cookie Monster gobbling down cookies in a flurry of crumbs? And who doesn’t […]

The Banana Pecan Coffeecake that Tastes like Toffee

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Dark brown sugar and pecans add flavor, sweetness, and crunch to this Banana Pecan Coffeecake. It’s like all that’s delicious about banana and toffee rolled into one. Do you go through a lot of bananas at house? It seems like you can never keep them on hand long enough. Between Monkey Salad and Magic Monkey Bananas, who […]

Homemade Hamburger Buns Recipe

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Homemade Hamburger Buns are something that you must make at least once. Just know that these tastier, healthier, often cheaper alternatives to spongy store-bought buns will have you hooked. You’ll never look back when you see how easy it is to make your own. Twenty years ago we bought our first mortgage. FishPapa and I […]

Garlic Herb Pretzels to Make Your Bread Basket More Exciting

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Make your bread basket more exciting with homemade garlic herb pretzels. They are inexpensive at less than a dollar a dozen and so very tasty! Oh my word. I make pretzels a few times a year. With each bite, I think to myself, “Why don’t I make these more often?” These are so delicious, fun […]

Buttermilk Cornbread that Even Southerners Like

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This Buttermilk Cornbread is so easy to make, super delicious — and it even passes muster with my Southern friends — even if it’s sweet cornbread. I love cornbread. It’s a perfect accompaniment to chili or soup. It’s a great breakfast when you want something warm and filling. It pinch hits at snacktime, with a dab […]

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

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Bake someone happy with a batch of these Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins. Easy and delicious, they are perfect for breakfast and for tucking into lunch boxes. Growing up muffins came from a mix from a box. Most of the time. Unbeknowst to me, my mom had a muffin recipe MEMORIZED. I remember the first time […]

Red, White & Blue Scones

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Indulge your patriotic spirit this week with these AMAZING, Red, White, and Blue Scones. It’s a big batch, one you’ll be thankful for. Pack a basketful along with your coffee to go watch the parade. I’m not sure if it’s the school teacher genes in my DNA or what, but I get kinda giddy about […]