Easy Crock Pot Apple Butter

This crock pot apple butter is the easiest thing ever. You just throw some cut up apples and sugar and spices into the crock pot and let it cook down all day, filling your house with an amazing smell. My daughter came home from school and asked me why the house smelled so good. 🙂Continue reading “Easy Crock Pot Apple Butter”

Lemon Crumb Mini Muffins

I’ve been a little obsessed with lemon muffins lately. If you’ve got lemons, you usually have the rest of the ingredients around to make them and we all love lemon flavored baked good. These cake like muffins have a little bit of crumb topping, but not too much because they also have lemon glaze. You’dContinue reading “Lemon Crumb Mini Muffins”

Bouchon Bakery Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

The Bouchon bakery cookbook recipe for macarons really helped me perfect making those at home, but I have only made a few other recipes from that book, so decided to try one of the muffin recipes. Lemon poppy seed muffins are a simple lemon muffin, with poppy seeds added more for texture than for flavor.Continue reading “Bouchon Bakery Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins”

Open Faced Bacon and Egg Sandwiches on Rye

Using eggs for dinner is really economical and since we have chickens and always have extra eggs, finding ways to use them for dinner is a fun challenge. These open faced bacon and egg sandwiches are super fast and easy, and SO good. You could use egg salad or fried eggs here too, but IContinue reading “Open Faced Bacon and Egg Sandwiches on Rye”

Spanish Style Tortilla

I have been making this easy cheater Spanish style tortilla for years since I first saw the recipe on Serious Eats. I say cheater because it uses a little trick to save time and effort that I love. Instead of thinly slicing potatoes for the dish, it uses salt and vinegar potato chips! I knowContinue reading “Spanish Style Tortilla”

Healthier Glazed Lemon Loaf

I saw this recipe on Kathleen Ashmore’s site and decided to give it a try. I have a lemon loaf recipe I have made a few times, but I wanted to see if this healthier version would still be satisfying. This recipe using mostly reduced fat yogurt for the moisture and only has 1/4 cupContinue reading “Healthier Glazed Lemon Loaf”

Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls

I made these easy biscuit cinnamon rolls a while back, and they are really great if you are in the mood for cinnamon rolls but don’t have the time or desire to make yeasted dough. Obviously they have a more biscuit texture as opposed to the bread like texture of a normal cinnamon roll, butContinue reading “Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls”

Tart Cherry Ricotta Muffins

I had some ricotta in my fridge I wanted to use up from when I made this seared halibut with ricotta pea puree. I also got some wonderful dried tart cherries and cherry juice concentrate similar to this from Michigan from my mom (Michigan sour cherries are SO good). I decided to combine the twoContinue reading “Tart Cherry Ricotta Muffins”

Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes

I tried a ton of different pancake recipes over the years my kids were small, and this one has always stood out as a favorite. It makes very thick and fluffy pancakes, which are my favorite kind. They are especially great with blueberries (my favorite) or chocolate chips (my daughter’s favorite). There are a fewContinue reading “Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes”