Whole Wheat Banana Bread with Crystallized Ginger

Hello Sunday! Don’t throw out your bananas when they start to turn brown and are over-ripe. Their soft texture and high sugar content make them perfect for this banana bread. This bread is made with whole wheat flour, loads of bananas, and spiked with warm, spicy, crystallized ginger. There are so many ways to turn…

Instant Pot Baked Apples

You’re just eight minutes away from a delicious, naturally light, cinnamon spiced wintertime treat. Instant Pot Baked apples are a delicious time saving, healthy winter dessert. Whole, crisp apples and warm baking spices are the stars of the show. Each apple center is stuffed with the perfect balance of butter, maple syrup, cinnamon sugar, cranberries,…

Soft Bavarian Beer Pretzels

Happy New Year! Ziggy zaggy, ziggy zaggy! Oy oy oy! Ziggy zaggy, ziggy zaggy… This time every year, the universal toast to health and well-being is heard while celebrating at the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany.  More than 6 million attend the city’s celebration making it the largest bier festival in the world! It goes without saying,…

Gingerbread Pear Cake

Hello holiday bakers, “I’ll be home for Christmas…” “All I want for Christmas is you” The classic Christmas carols are loved by everyone, young and old. There’s no better way to get into the spirit of the season than to light the fire, cozy up with the family, singing and enjoying a holiday staple: gingerbread….

Rich Chocolate Fudge Cake

Hello bakers! Tis the season to spend time with family and friends, giving and receiving exciting gifts, and, of course, enjoying decadent desserts. This holiday you can celebrate with my Rich Chocolate Fudge Cake! It’s easy to prepare and oh-so-delicious! This tender, moist, and deeply luscious chocolate cake will be compared to the baked good…

Almond Crunches

Hello everyone! With Christmas right around the corner, it’s time to start baking cookies. Lots of cookies. Cookies are basically the point of Christmas, right? Also, making decisions on which cookies to bake. Will we, be baking our favorite cookies for our families, filling up our cookie tins to give as gifts, to munch on…

Nantucket Cranberry-Apple Pie

Hello friends! Tis’ the cranberry season! They appear on our holiday table spreads in cranberry sauce, relish, chutney, cakes, and pies.  Then they are forgotten until next year, I don’t understand! Nantucket Cranberry-Apple Pie involves so few ingredients and so little effort. Delicious, tart cranberries are the star of this super-simple, easy, crustless pie. Mixed…

Brown Sugar Pumpkin Pie

Hello friends! “Pie Problem” by Shel Silverstein If I eat one more piece of pie, I’ll die! If I can’t have one more piece of pie, I’ll die! So since it’s all decided I must die. I might as well have one more piece of pie. MMMM-OOH-MY! Chomp-Gulp-‘Bye. Shel Silverstein knew exactly the outcome. Either…

White Chocolate Pumpkin Scones with Maple Cinnamon Glaze

Good morning, friends! Looking for a better way to start your morning? Look no further than the pumpkin scone! These tender scones are all about pumpkin. These are made with canned pumpkin, which makes them savory, moist, and lightly spiced with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice. The scones are then stuffed with white chocolate chips,…

Applesauce Oatmeal Bread with Allspice Crumble

Hello friends! Our warm and cozy instincts rev up at the first sign of autumn.  We can’t wait to pull out our comfy sweaters and revisit classic flavors (hello apples, pumpkin, cinnamon, and allspice).  This applesauce oatmeal bread gives us all the flavors of fall that we crave in a quick bread. This tender, moist…

Apple Cider Doughnut Bundt Cake

Hello friends! As Autumn arrives, the air gets crisp with cooler temperatures, the beautiful red and yellow hues color the trees, and that quintessential seasonal activity becomes a popular weekend event: apple picking. Farmers markets and orchards make use of the season’s apple bounty by brewing apple cider and baking crowd-pleasing apple cider doughnuts.  Inspired…

Chocolate Orange Swirl Buns

Hello friends! These buns are: Fluffy Tender Sweet Chocolate-y Citrus-y Fun & Satisfying In other words, Perfection! Looking for something with chocolate?  Here it is, two of America’s favorite complementary flavors happily married in a tender, buttery dough that’s smeared with a decadent chocolate filling with a hint of orange, and drizzled with more rich…