Apple Raspberry Kuchen: You Didn’t Know You Needed It

Sometimes the best ideas come from a change in plans. Yesterday I was all set to make this amazing german plum coffee cake also known as a kuchen, that I’ve been making for a couple of years now in the fall. However, Italian Empress plums are pretty delicate and when they’re ripe, they get really […]

Caramel Apple Doughnuts: Serve Up Fall

Doughnuts are something we go out of our way to find.  We don’t always make them, because we quickly make them disappear.  However, with freshly picked organic apples, we had to do something fancy.  The doughnut is our favorite food.   The original dough recipe isn’t my creation.  However the filling and glaze are my recipe.  […]

No More Pie, Serve Rhubarb Cake

My Rhubarb Jungle Gardening may not be your hobby. However, at our house we seem to have endless rhubarb.  This stuff is hearty and gigantic.  Truly you might think we were growing pumpkins if it were the season. So what is a lady to do with endless stalks of vibrant rhubarb? Bake cakes of course.  […]

Forget Sugar Cookies, Frost Ube Cookies

Not Just A Purple Cookie Sugar cookies are great.  We especially love those super soft pillowy ones with the colorful thick frosted tops.  Well, we are here to tell you that softness can be found with sweet potatoes.  A softness we found from ube treats at Warm Belly. This recipe is partly inspired by their ube […]

Pure Spoon For Perfect Carrot Cake Muffins

I’m here to tell you about Pure Spoon, a line of organic purees for kids!  Normally I don’t cover food for kids, but this seemed way too perfect to pass up.  My niece and nephew are nearly 2 and 4.   Sometimes I spoil them with toys, but I know that their parents and I […]

Blackberry Hazelnut Sweet Rolls

Blackberry Season Cooking seasonally can be a challenge, however you might just find what is plentiful pairs best.  You might be thinking blackberries aren’t in season, but we’ve been finding them on sale left and right.  All the stores in our area have gorgeous ripe berries.  Our favorite kind that used to grow wild in […]

Maple Mellows AKA Shortbread Cookies

Coming up with clever names for cookies is a challenge.  I should probably explain the name.  These are maple inspired shortbread cookies.  With maple sugar as the star ingredient adding in that tang that we love.  Combined with our secret ingredients these cookies literally disappear when they hit your tongue.  Perhaps you have had something […]

Raspberry Lime Sweet Rolls

Raspberry season has not quite come to an end.  Until the first frost you can still pick at farms like Heider’s Berry Farm in Woodstock. A place where raspberries taste so good you would swear off candy.  We ended up picking there a few times this summer.  So of course there was an abundance of […]

Festive Fernet-Branca Brownies

I received product and a gift card to facilitate this post.  All opinions are my own. Today is National Brownie Day.  Yes the intense urge you feel to celebrate may be overwhelming but allow me to aide you!  Take a deep breath.  Don’t forget to breath out.  Clear your mind of everything but chocolate.  Then […]

Oreos That Beg To Be Swapped #HousefulOfCookies

We’re not talking the store bought brand.  However, these cookies are closely resembling the famous cookie.  They are of course completely homemade and from scratch.  I wish I could take credit for the recipe, but I myself received them in a past cookie swap from With Lovely.  If you ever thought that those black and […]

Harissa Roasted Walnuts #JustAddWalnuts

This post is compensated and sponsored by California Walnuts. For us there are a lot of must have dishes at Thanksgiving. However, not always being the head chef, which is silly because I am great at everything food, means that I have to think of foods to contribute to a partly planned meal. Depending on […]

Discover Granola

I don’t know why I waited so long to try my hand at granola. I guess I always thought it was pretty complicated and at times I’m not as patient as I should be in the kitchen, hence why I tend to burn bacon. So it’s weird that my kitchen patience isn’t tested by breadmaking […]