Banana Blueberry Muffins

Nothing screams breakfast like a fluffy muffin with a hot cup of coffee. Make your coworkers jealous when they see you bite into this pure deliciousness. The way to win someone’s heart is through muffins…at least at the office. 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2Read More

Baked Pumpkin Donuts

Over the weekend, we were stuck inside the house due to inclement weather.  I’ve been hearing the buzz of other people talking about pumpkin donuts from different donut shops…but since driving wasn’t the greatest idea, I decided to make some at home.  Biting into that fluffy, flavorful donut and sipping some hot coffee, it did addRead More

Chocolate Chip Scones

It’s amazing how much peoples’ lives change after having kids.  For example, our movie selections.  Do you remember watching movies with adult humor without giving it a second thought?  Those days are gone…for now.  As a reward for good behavior, my daughter received the movie “High School Musical.”  She is hooked on movies with singing and dancing, and sheRead More

Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Holes

I haven’t met a single person in my life that doesn’t like doughnuts.  I’m not saying there aren’t people out there who don’t, I just haven’t met any of them.  After a visit with my in-laws and looking through my mother-in-law’s buffet of magazines that she gets (I always browse through People and Southern Living),Read More

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

For those of you in the Southeast, you’re probably familiar with the lack of snow that we get around here.  The last time we had significant snow here was three years ago, and it’s something we don’t even get on a yearly basis.  So, naturally, when we know it’s coming, the grocery stores get insanelyRead More

Eggs Benedict

For our first cooking class in culinary school, it was Stocks, Sauces, and Soups.  I’ve heard about Hollandaise, how it’s very easy to mess it up…and quickly.  Not beating the eggs enough, overcooking the yolks so they end up scrambling, not using the right temperature, etc.  So, to be honest, that first class we madeRead More

Easy Apple Fritters

My husband and I took our first trip to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina back in 2005.  We had been dating for a year, and wanted to celebrate by going somewhere that we hadn’t been before.  It’s beautiful up there, no doubt about that, but one of the weird little memories that I haveRead More

Blueberry Crumb Cake

One night while I was flipping through one of my three million (at least that what it seems like) recipe books, I came across this recipe.  Piece of Cake! is a recipe book with tons of easy from-scratch recipes for homemade cakes.  This is actually the blueberry variation of the New York Style Crumb Cake.  I’m somewhat pickyRead More