Cinnamon Bread. Quick and Simple.

I love quick breads. Mix the batter, pour it in a pan, pop it in the oven to bake. That's it. No long, drawn out process required. A while back I had a craving for cinnamon bread. I was thinking of a traditional loaf with yeast and all, but was too lazy to go through the motions necessary for my desired result. Ever been there? Yep. Me, too. Quick bread to the rescue! ...more

Road Trip - Stuck in the Kitchen, Out in the Country

As promised, it got better for my daughter, mainly because she pretty much stayed inside all week.The first morning in my beautiful country paradise found me stressed out over technology. Internet service and cell phones can be tricky and I forgot about those limitations. My cell phone service was spotty and I could only get enough bars to receive texts and make calls if I stood on one leg on the last board of the deck, clucked like a chicken and swayed back and forth. That got old....more

Blueberry Cheesecake Tart

It’s BLUEBERRY season!!So I made a Blueberry Cheesecake Tart(also seems to be tart season around here…).See, what you do, it take those lovely Blueberries that are full of anti-oxidants and healthy stuff… then you add a cookie crust, and some cream cheese mixed with sugar… makes the Blueberry experience quite satisfying…(grin)…...more

How to Make and Store Your Own Dried Orange Zest

Have I ever told you about my love for my dehydrator? (Heh, Heh, of course I have.) Well here's yet another task it can handle for you! How to Make and Store Dried Orange Zest ...more

Coconut Pound Cake

The weather has finally cooled down here in Georgia and I’m taking advantage of it while I can. My oven is on and I’m ready to bake!...more

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

“Thick homemade pizza crust topped with spicy hot sauce, chopped chicken, and loads of cheese. The simplest and tastiest pizza!” I wanted to take a break from sweets today and share with you the easiest pizza. Cheesy, chewy, crispy, spicy, homemade thick crust pizza....more

My Grandpa and Cherry Pie

My grandpa was always a kidder.  You never knew if he was serious or not and was always cracking a joke.  As kids, he used to tell my sister and I about the elephants that lived under his house.  He had very good explanations as to why that was totally possible and I believed it with heart and soul!  He was a lover of ice cream, that was almost completely melted, and he loved cherry pie.  EVERY single time he had a slice of cherry pie, he found a cherry pit.  I mean every single time!...more

Protein-Packed Cookie Dough Dip

Do you ever have those times when something or someone keeps popping up in your life? Recently, I had that happen with cookie dough. Seriously, it was haunting me!! I don't know if my sweet tooth was just getting the best of me, but I was either noticing cookie dough more or cookie dough was really haunting me. It was everywhere ... cookie dough ice cream, cookie dough Oreos, cookie dough frosting and then I had a conversation with someone about eating cookie dough! ...more

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Monsters

TammyRenea “People who are always taking care of their health are like misers, who are hoarding a treasure which they have never spirit enough to enjoy.” ~ Laurence Sterne ...more