My Egg & Sausage Breakfast Pizza is a great dish to make on Holiday mornings. It’s pretty simply and guaranteed to keep out of town guests happy….
Thanks to my dad and his persistence, I made this delicious homegrown zucchini bread.
My Dad loves to garden in the summer, so much that he built a second and third garden behind his property. He also loves to show people his garden. He grows anything from tomatoes to watermelon though he has the best luck growing zucchini. Each time I’m visiting, he tries to send me home with a “home grown” souvenir. I was a bit wary traveling with a zucchini, though he insisted. I packed the zucchini into my carry on and headed to Atlanta. Just as I predicted, airport security had to check my bag due to the weird shape they saw….
Just one bite of these chewy monster cookies and you’ll steal the title as the Cookie Monster.
Erik’s grandma is always making monster cookies when she visits from Iowa and they’re delicious. I always get a kick out of watching my father-in law take down 20 cookies in one sitting. Once I saw how much he loved these, I knew I needed the recipe for myself. They’re extra soft and have just the right amount of peanut butter. The M&Ms make the cookies kid friendly and the oatmeal adds dietary fiber. So next time you have a sweet tooth try these cookies, I promise you’ll love them!
Classic French toast, is a dish that can be served in numerous ways. Growing up, my grandma would always make it for the grand-kids as roll-ups. She’d make the French toast and then she’d layer it with jelly and roll it up like a log. I loved it!
Ham is one of the best-loved Easter dinners. I totally get it too, hams are affordable and large enough to feed families of all sizes. This weekend, my parents drove to town from Chicago and my mom and I spent Sunday connecting in the kitchen. We were only cooking for four but like every holiday, the menu was immense. We made crab legs, ham, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, corn casserole and brussel sprout salad. That being said, we had a lot of leftovers and a ton of ham.
I’m definitely one to fall into the sweet craving trap after a meal. I’m always digging for that handful of chocolate chips or spoonful of ice-cream, but this time it was Erik. After dinner he turned to me and said, “I wish there was healthy dessert that we can have, like cake.” This is the guy who always yells at me for wanting a piece of chocolate after dinner and believes the cravings are all in my head. Oh well, I’m always up for dessert and an experiment.
I decided to try making a healthy version of a chocolate chip cookie and these turned out super good. They are almond flour-chocolate chip cookies with coconut oil and coconut sugar. To keep my husband’s interest, I didn’t cut the butter from the recipe but I’d like to believe they’re a healthy alternative when it comes to dessert. My only regret is forgetting to check the expiration date on my baking soda prior to mixing everything together… my cookies turned out a bit flat!
Did you know the Christmas cookie tradition all started in the early 1900s when cookies were baked in different shapes and used for window decorations? My windows would have been filled with half eaten cookies; gingerbreads with no arms and stars with only 4 points! Ha.
The Christmas cookie tradition I grew up knowing is a bit different. My sister and I would stand in my aunt’s kitchen for hours making hundreds of cookies in all shapes and flavors, only to eat them—a much better end of the deal.
Continuing the cookie tradition I have to share one of my favorite cookie recipes. This Italian lemon knot cookie recipe is adopted from my “grandmother” and they are so delicious!
I love breakfast. As a matter of fact, I wake up almost every morning before heading to work and make a hearty breakfast for Erik. You’d think I’m competing for the best wife award but really I’m avoiding the temptation of office bagels and doughnuts that greet us when we walk in the doors. This Egg in a Nest recipe is simple and fun!…