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Quick and Easy Sweet Potato Biscuits

These sweet potato biscuits are quick and easy to make, and are sure to be a hit with the whole family.  These quick and easy sweet potato biscuits are a long-time family favorite. They are simple to make, have veggies hiding in them, are a gorgeous light orange, and are always a big hit with the whole family. You are going to love them too, I just know it! In the winter months I'm making all kinds of soups, stews, and chilis for my family. Sometimes they aren't nearly as excited about having soup again for dinner as their mom. I could Continue Reading →

Naturally Sweetened Low-Sugar Pumpkin Bread

Naturally sweetened and low-sugar pumpkin bread is full of flavor without the guilt.  America's Test Kitchen has a new cookbook out, and I'm so excited about it. The book is called Naturally Sweet and it is going to change your baking. The first two chapters in the book are all about sweeteners in all forms, what they are, how they are processed, and how they work in baking. One of the reasons I like America's Test Kitchen (ATK from here on out) so much is because they take the time to teach you what they did, why it works, and how you Continue Reading →

Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins

Beautiful simple healthy pumpkin cornbread muffins are the perfect side to all your favorite soups and chilis. When I think of fall, I think of soups, stews, and chilis. Then my thoughts move from the main dish to the side dishes that go with those delicious filling meals. I love no-knead crusty bread, pumpkin biscuits, and of course, cornbread! Pumpkin cornbread is a must-make this fall, and I can't wait for you to try it. It's made with whole grains, sweetened with honey, and easily made dairy-free if that's your jam. I love this recipe! The color is beautiful, the muffins are tender but filling, and Continue Reading →

Quick and Easy Flatbread Pizzas

Easiest. Recipe. Ever. These flatbread pizzas are perfect to make for a quick lunch, easy dinner, and everything in between. I slice them into short strips once they come out of the oven, and everyone loves the little pizza slices. This is a great meal to get your kids to help with, or to put them in charge of completely if they are working on gaining some independence in the kitchen. This recipe is also a great way to use up odds and ends of vegetables hanging out in the fridge. I get a package of twelve flatbread from Costco; I'll Continue Reading →

Homemade Whole Wheat and Oat Buns

Cook-out, BBQ, and grilling season is upon us and I have an awesome recipe for Homemade Whole Wheat and Oat Buns for you today. I don't make homemade buns every time we have a meal that needs a bun, but once in a while I make them and we love them. This is a great recipe to have the kids help with, to take to a party, or to bust out when you have company coming over to eat. They look gorgeous and they taste great. I think you are going to have a ton of fun making this recipe Continue Reading →

The Ultimate Hummus and Veggie Sandwich

Few things are more delicious than a perfectly executed sandwich. With summer around the corner and today being National Hummus Day I thought a veggie hummus sandwich would be the perfect way to celebrate. I often go to a restaurant and buy a delicious sandwich and I always roll my eyes a little at myself when I do because it's just a simple sandwich. But simple sandwiches are so very good! I think the difference between a sandwich you make at your house and the one you might order at a restaurant are the creative/fun/delicious extras and the number of Continue Reading →

Maple Sweetened Healthy Banana Muffins (with or without chocolate chips)

This is the last recipe that I have for whole food dessert weeks and it's less of a dessert and more of a make-it-any-time-you-want recipe. You can't go wrong with delicious classic but healthy banana muffins. This recipe was the most like it's traditional counterpart. It was light, moist, and perfectly sweet. I was shocked at just how delicious these healthy banana muffins were. How you go from 1 1/2 cups of sugar to just a 1/2 cup of maple syrup and they still taste perfect is beyond me, but it worked! I took them to a few friends and Continue Reading →

The Best Biscuit Recipe Ever, Really

There are a few pillar recipes that everyone needs in their life. In my mind that list of must-have recipes includes perfect chocolate chip cookies, the best banana bread ever, a really solid bread recipe, pulled (insert whatever meat you have) tacos in the crock pot, simple but awesome blender salsa (that you make all year long because it uses canned tomatoes), and last but not least a perfect buttery biscuit recipe. I have made that chocolate chip cookie recipe no less than a million times and the banana bread, taco meat, and salsa at least a half million each. They Continue Reading →

Parmesan Pretzel Bites with Parmesan Dipping Sauce

There's so much to love about this recipe for Parmesan Pretzel Bites with Parmesan Dipping Sauce. Homemade soft pretzels are one of my favorite foods and they are so much fun to make with kids! I made these last week with my two little boys and it was a lot of fun. The best part though, we got to eat our fun! I'm so excited to be posting today. My computer has been in the shop for the last 12 days. I bought a laptop the night I dropped my computer off, planning to work from the laptop, but it didn't quite Continue Reading →

Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes

Have you ever had blueberry cornmeal pancakes? They are lovely! They are kind of like cornbread and pancakes mixed together, highlighting the best of both worlds. They are soft and tender like traditional pancakes, but they have that sweet corn taste and a little more texture like a cornbread. Adding blueberries just makes them all the more delicious! You are going to love them! America's Test Kitchen has a new cookbook out and it's just perfect for gift giving. I was asked to review the book and of course I said yes, I love America's Test Kitchen and officially own Continue Reading →

20 Heavenly Cornbread Recipes

It's no secret that I love cornbread. Today I'm sharing 20 Heavenly Cornbread Recipes with you and 4 of those recipes are my own! My love stems from my Indiana upbringing (because Hoosiers love their corn!) and my love for easy side dishes that my whole family will gobble up. I make a lot of vegetable heavy soups and stews and sometimes they fly with the kids and other time I'm pretty sure half of dinner ends up in the chicken scrap bucket. I often use cornbread as a bargaining chip. "If you eat two more bites of your soup Continue Reading →

Orange Cranberry Quick Bread

I've been really excited to share this Orange Cranberry Quick Bread recipe with you and today is the day. Of course I planned on sharing it much earlier in the day, but here it, almost 11pm and I'm just getting it done. I decided to write "A Day in My Life" kind of post after my friend Cassie did one this week. I spent the day documenting the whos and whats, and before I knew it the day was done! I can't wait to post it. I think it'll be fun for us both. Back to the orange cranberry quick bread Continue Reading →

15 Must-Make Homemade Pizza Recipes + My favorite quick and easy pizza sauce recipe!

15 Must-Make Homemade Pizza Recipes because pizza! Are you making homemade pizza yet? I know that having $5 pizza on every street corner sure takes the appeal out of making homemade pizza, but it just isn't the same. Fancy wood-fired pizza places are delicious but spendy, and everyone knows that frozen pizzas just aren't all they are advertised to be. There's something magical about warm homemade dough bubbling away in the oven with all kinds of toppings, cheese, and a little bit of love. Plus, when you make it yourself, you can choose whatever you want to go on top. Continue Reading →

Blueberry Boy Bait from Cook’s Country

Hello friends! Today's recipe is for a sweet and tender blueberry coffee cake that comes with a fabulous name - Blueberry Boy Bait. Blueberry Boy Bait first made an appearance in the junior division of a Pillsbury baking contest in 1954. The girl who invented it was only 15 and the recipe won her second place in the contest. She named is for its "habit-forming effect on young men." How cute is that! They always say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach and that girl had it all figured out young! A few weeks ago, my friends Continue Reading →

Pumpkin Skillet Biscuits

Pumpkin Skillet Biscuits are heading your way, friends, and I so hope you take a minute to make them this week (they take 10 minutes to whip together!). Seriously, adding a little pumpkin to your meals in all kinds of fun ways just makes you feel like you are winning at life. Homemade whole wheat pumpkin waffles (super old post but I still love and use this recipe) have been gracing my table this week, I threw some pumpkin in my pot of homemade chili this weekend and you couldn't even tell it was there (it did give it Continue Reading →

Maple Cornmeal Biscuits

Today is the first day that I've attempted to work from home since the baby was born one month ago! If you were to knock on my door right now and judge me by the state of my living room, hair, and pajama-clad kids, then the day might look less than productive. If you are judging my by this post though, it's a raging success! You need maple cornmeal biscuits in your life. They are a wonderfully simple mix between biscuit and crumbly corn bread and only take about 10 minutes to make and another 15 minutes to bake. These simple, Continue Reading →

Healthy Whole Grain Zucchini Bread Pancakes

Recovering from pregnancy and birth means that I'm not getting out of bed very quickly in the morning. Thank goodness it's still summer break! The kids are just about big enough that they can get out the cold cereal themselves, but man alive do they make a mess when they try to feed themselves. I end up with half a box of corn flakes and a half-gallon of milk on the floor and table. Let's just say that set-up is less than ideal. Healthy Whole Grain Zucchini Bread Pancakes to the rescue! These zucchini bread pancakes have been a life saver! I Continue Reading →

Hot Buttered Pretzels from King Arthur Flour

Today's recipe for Hot Buttered Pretzels from King Arthur Flour is fabulous! My kids and I made these last week on an uncharacteristically rainy summer day. They were the perfect snack and were super fun to make too. The recipe makes 8 buttered pretzels, which is nice because you don't have a million to eat (which I would do, so sometimes it's better to eat one or two and then run out). I picked out the two prettiest buttered pretzels to walk over to Thomas and my sister, who were working at the hardware store. I was balancing them on a Continue Reading →

Blueberry Muffins with Crumb Topping

Blueberry Muffins with Crumb Topping are one of those fun recipes that you need in your life "just because." This muffin is moist, sweet, full of blueberries, and the best part? That crumb topping! You just can't go wrong with a good crumb topping that isn't all dry and floury (the secret is in melting the butter first). This one is a pretty perfect muffin if I do say so myself. I don't often make muffins for breakfast; they are more of an afternoon treat in our house. I'll let the kids eat one after baking then save the rest Continue Reading →

Whole Grain Carrot Cake Pancakes with Maple Cream Cheese Whipped Cream (naturally sweetened too!)

I've been dreaming of carrot cake for weeks now and have been bugging my dad to send me the recipes he loves. While I've been waiting on his reply I've been making do with a healthy breakfast version of this delicious spring time treat. Whole Grain Carrot Cake Pancakes with Maple Cream Cheese Whipped Cream are the things Easter brunches are made of. These pancakes are full of spices, just the right amount of carrot, and when you top them with a simple maple sweetened cream cheese and whipped cream mixture, you'll think you are eating cake for breakfast. That's Continue Reading →

Healthy Whole Grain Tamale Pie

A warm, filling, and healthy dinner that can be on the table in about 30 minutes is my kind of meal. If you love all things Mexican like we do, then this will really be a hit with your family. Healthy Whole Grain Tamale Pie is one of my favorite comfort foods from my childhood, and I know it will become a quick favorite in your house too. My beautiful mom made a simple version of this whole grain tamale pie using a Jiffy cornbread mix and a can of chili. I've recreated this favorite with a homemade whole grain (and naturally Continue Reading →

Super Simple No-Knead Bread

Even if you think you fall in the "can't make bread" category, you have to give this super simple no-knead bread recipe a shot. I discovered this no-knead bread maybe 3 years ago and have been making it since with great success. I dare say this is a never-fail bread recipe even you non-bakers out there can make. The secret is in the resting period. You mix 4 simple ingredients together and let them sit for anywhere from 8 to 24 hours. The gluten develops while the dough rests which means you don't have to do any kneading. The bread is Continue Reading →

The one cookbook you should be asking Santa for this year + Easy Skillet Pizza

America's Test Kitchen has a new cookbook out, and it's their best yet. This cookbook is going to be the standard for the coming years because it really is the best cookbook on the market. It's a bit like they smushed my other two favorite cookbooks together to make one amazing and very complete cooking bible. Be still my heart! This is the one cookbook you should be asking Santa for, and plan on giving it for wedding and birthday gifts this coming year. It's the kind of book that everyone needs, no matter how good (or not) they are Continue Reading →

Quick and Easy Hot Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels are a family favorite this time of year. They are quick and easy and perfect to take to a party or snack on while watching Elf. This recipe come from my dear friend Katie. I worked for Katie's mom in high school at their family deli, but she was a few years older than me and I wouldn't say that we were really friends then. I'm not even sure how it happened, but sometimes when we were both in college at BYU, we clicked and spent many hours together after that. Katie moved me into apartments, she Continue Reading →

Buttery Garlic Knots +11 other Thanksgiving Sides

As much as I enjoy turkey and ham, what I'm really after on Thanksgiving Day is the sides. I love stuffing, potatoes, Grandma's pistachio salad, and rolls. Oh, the rolls. These garlic knots are wonderful and pretty... perfect for Turkey Day or to accompany your favorite soup this week. Today is October 12th, and that means 12 Bloggers, 12 recipes, 12 ingredients or less. And the topic? Thanksgiving sides! Timely indeed, and things are looking delicious. The links to the other recipes are at the bottom of the post. Enjoy! Here's what I love about garlic knots: they are super buttery and have a Continue Reading →

Cheddar Bacon Corn Muffins

Cheddar Bacon Corn Muffins are tender savory muffins that combine three of my favorite things: cheese, bacon, and cornbread. Cheddar Bacon Corn Muffins are tender savory muffins that combine three of my favorite things: cheese, bacon, and cornbread. They are amazing! My kids loved them, Husband loved them, I loved them. I served these up with an easy potato corn chowder one night last week and they made for an impressive side. The next morning I fried up a fresh orange-yolked egg and used a halved muffin like a bun. Best idea ever. These muffins would be an excellent addition to Continue Reading →

One Hour Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

One hour pumpkin cinnamon rolls are just the recipe that we need to kick October off with a bang, am I right!? The best part about this recipe is not only that they take just one hour from start to eating, but that it makes 12 perfectly sized cinnamon rolls. Now, do I love recipes that make 4 dozen rolls to call my own, but I don't really need that many hanging around the house; twelve is much more manageable. These are soft, sweet, and tender with just the right amount of pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon to make them Continue Reading →

Sweet and Creamy Cornbread

Fall finally found Southern Utah and I couldn't be more pleased. It's downright chilly when we walk to school in the morning and all I want to make is soup and chili. I am a total soup lover and Henry, my happy second child, is right there with me. The rest of the family likes it fine but they aren't crazy about it like Henry and I are. So in an effort to keep everyone happy and full I plan on serving some kind of awesome bread to compliment a soup/chili/stew meal. Cornbread is one of my favorite sides to Continue Reading →

18 Cheesy Breads Recipes (cheese + bread = perfection)

There are few things that I love more than cheese and bread, but one of those things would be cheesy bread. Warm gooey cheese sharing the same space as fresh bread is a match made in heaven. I thought a whole round up of cheesy bread recipes would be just the thing we needed to kick off fall! These recipes are comfort food at it's best and I'm sure you'll find one, if not ten, to try! I'm putting a few of these on my to make list for sure. Any of these would be great sides, fun things to take Continue Reading →

19 Pizza Recipes Worth Taking A Look At

Now that fall is officially here, I thought it would be the perfect time to share a bunch of delicious pizza recipes. The school schedules are starting to fall back into their groove, which makes meal planning easier, the weather is cooler which makes turning on the oven easier, and these are pizza recipes, which makes everything in life easier. You can never ever have too much pizza in my opinion. Friday pizza night is on! 19 Pizza Recipes Worth Taking a Look At 1. Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza from Kitchen Meets Girl 2. Homemade Extra Cheese Pizza from Sally's Baking Addiction 3. Barbecue Chicken Pizza from Lil' Luna 4. Steak Continue Reading →

Quick and Easy Ranch Chicken Bake

Hey friends! Life is so crazy right now. We are literally a day or two away from opening the hardware store that we've been working on for almost 2 years. We are waiting for the building inspector to come one last time and issue our occupancy permit. While we are knee-deep in the final stages of cleaning and general business I have my friend Emily here to share a great recipe for Ranch Chicken Bake (no ranch packet included! Yay!). By the end of the week I should have a post on the hardware store for you as well as Continue Reading →

Herbed Tomato Bacon Pizza

Homemade pizza... there's nothing better for a Friday night at home if you ask me! My mom's homemade pizza was famous when I was a kid. I remember once when I was in junior high school I had a classmate over to work on a project (a solar system diorama I do believe). She happened to be around at dinner time and had Mom's pizza with us. She was so shocked and amazed that people made their own pizza and then she was even more shocked when she tasted it. There's just no match for homemade pizza! Now that I'm a Continue Reading →

18 Zucchini Recipes – because there really is such a thing as too many zucchini!

Zucchini is the one and only garden vegetable that I'm glad to see freeze at the end of the year. My frugal soul can't waste a single one and I think my plants take the challenge to heart. I love the stuff, but after a few months of eating it every way I can think of, it starts to lose its charm. If you are new to gardening start with zucchini, it's nearly impossible to kill and produces like you can't believe. I know I won't be the only one drowning in zucchini in the next couple of weeks, so I'm Continue Reading →

Whole Grain Cornbread

Cornbread is one of my favorite additions to a meal. It takes about 5 minutes to get prepped and into the oven and my family loves it! Today I'm sharing one of my all time favorite whole grain cornbread recipes that comes from the cookbook King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking. It uses honey for the sweetener and real butter for the oil which I love, and it always comes out great. It's light and fluffy, moist while still being a little crumbly, and I dare say it's good for you. There's really no need to buy a cornbread mix from the Continue Reading →

Parmesan Focaccia

There are few things in life as glorious as fresh, warm, tender bread. Ok, at least on the food side of life. Why is something so universally simple always so appealing? I think it boils down the simplicity and elegance of a few traditional ingredients combined with the smell and nostalgia. Oh that smell. I have lots of bread recipes here on Bless this Mess. My favorites are Rustic Italian Bread, clover rolls, and this awesome 100% whole wheat bread recipe. Rolls and loaves are pretty normal, but every now and again I try something different. Case in point, this amazing Continue Reading →

Banana Zucchini Bread

Happy Monday! This weekend was really fun for me. We didn't do anything special but we did get a lot done and spent a lot of time together as a family. Now that May is in school it's almost nice not to have plans. I enjoyed some time in the kitchen cooking for fun, canning, and baking, and the results were share worthy. Banana zucchini bread is a mix between your two favorite quick breads that has them both beat. You just can't go wrong by combining banana bread and zucchini bread. Plus, it's using up the million and one zucchini Continue Reading →

Zucchini Pineapple Muffins

We are leaving for Yellowstone this week and I couldn't be more excited! We get to visit my sister and my brand new nephew (eeek! New baby smell!!) and this is our last big hurrah before my oldest starts kindergarten. I'm not too excited to sleep in a tent for three nights at 29 weeks pregnant, but you gotta do what you gotta do right?! I planned the trip really late in the game and tent spots were the only thing I could find in the area... oh well! But do wish me luck. (I plan on instagramming details and Continue Reading →

Honey Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

Hello all! How is the week half gone already?! I published a really exciting post that includes a new 2 week meal plan for eating clean plus some of my thoughts on healthy eating with a family and a budget on Friday. It's taken me around 2 months to get the post ready and polished and I've been excited to share it with you all. Well I'm super pleased to say that it is being received with open arms. You all are pinning and sharing that thing like crazy and I just have to say THANK YOU! It is so rewarding Continue Reading →

100% Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

Let's talk pizza. I love pizza. It's probably one of my very favorite foods. It's just so full of carbs, cheese, and veggies and I can't get enough. I'm here to tell you that I think pizza can be health food and that you can make it healthy without your family even knowing it! I promise. Really! I make four pizzas just about every week and it's something we look forward to. Pizza night is always a hit! Let's break down the components that make or break a pizza when it comes to the healthy factor. The Crust: If 100% whole wheat Continue Reading →

Plain Bagel Recipe

Sometimes in the kitchen I love to try to make things from scratch that you traditionally buy. Bagels are one such example. I know that you can run to the store or the bagel shop to pick some up, but half the fun of this recipe is trying to make something you've never made before. Bagel making takes a bit of time and moderate bread making knowledge, but it really isn't as hard as you would think. Think of bagel making more as a journey and enjoy the process, plus the end results are delicious. Perfectly chewy little circles of happiness Continue Reading →

The best banana bread recipe

I wanted to get you excited for the double America's Test Kitchen cookbook giveaway that I announced last week (in the post with that perfect pound cake). So another recipe from the America's Test Kitchen Family Baking Book is in order. If you missed the first announcement of the giveaway, let me give you a recap. In honor of Mother's Day ATK and I have teamed up to bring you a double cookbook giveaway. This way you can keep a copy and have a second to give away on Mother's Day! Trust me, it's a gift you will want to Continue Reading →

Morning Glory Muffins

It's been a few weeks since I got my copy of King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking book. I've whipped up a bunch of the recipes and have been really enjoying learning some new things about baking with whole grains. This recipe for delicious healthy moist carroty muffins (AKA Morning Glory Muffins) was a hit. I wanted to make something tasty and simple for a friend who just had a new baby and these were perfect. They are a healthy, sweet, no-fuss treat that can be enjoyed anytime (including in the middle of the night when Mom is awake with a Continue Reading →

Whole Wheat Pitas

I have another recipe from the King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking book for you today. As I was flipping through the pages I notices a recipe for whole wheat pitas, and I thought to myself, "Meh, pitas are so dry and not very good; why would someone take the time to make them?!" And then I read the introduction to the recipe and it said something along the lines of - store bought whole wheat pitas not only have the texture of cardboard but taste like it too. Yes! That is so true. But then the book went on to tell Continue Reading →

Whole Wheat Hot Cross Buns

I'm so excited. We have another awesome giveaway today. In January when I was contacting companies I love to see if we could work together, one of the very first emails I sent was to King Arthur Flour. My mom loves them (and my mom is never wrong), I won a giveaway from Bakeaholic Mama last year from King Arthur Flour which got me on their mailing list (the catalog that comes in the mail is the stuff my dreams are made of...), and I've been borrowing the King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking cookbook from the library for years. When Continue Reading →

Homemade Subway Bread Recipe

I've been subjecting myself to a crazy thing that I saw Kim over at The Kim Six Fix (the blog formerly known as The Money Pit) do. I don't know if she made it up, or saw it somewhere and wanted to do it, but either way, it's crazy. She vowed to only spend $20 a week for a whole month. $20 for food, gas, eating out, EVERYTHING! Everything except for bills and things you have to pay. After a harsh slap in the face when we did our taxes and a few other bumps in our road, I decided it Continue Reading →

Healthy Banana Waffles

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How are your resolutions coming? I know most of us make some resolves to do better, eat healthier, and do more or less of some things. It's always nice to get back on track with things after the craziness the Holiday Season brings. When I was making my resolutions I thought I'd go with a check list this year. A few things that I could do everyday and check off. Some day's ends have more checks than others, but I've been trying to make sure there's always at least one check mark on my list. This has been a great approach Continue Reading →

Corn Muffins

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I thought I'd share the recipe that I made with the lightened up white chicken chili I shared last week - corn muffins. Corn muffins are one of my favorite sides for soup. If corn bread and a typical muffin had a baby it would be the corn muffin. Light, fluffy and corny! We love them with a bit of butter and honey, vanilla bean honey butter, or jam. You can't really go wrong with a corn muffin. Did you see the fun announcement that Lil' Luna made yesterday? If not, I'll keep it a surprise until you have a chance to pop over. It's Continue Reading →

Whole Wheat Clover Rolls

I made this fantastic soup last week (healthy Everything but the Kitchen Sink Soup found here), and these rolls are what went with it. I've been searching for a great whole wheat recipe for years, and love this one. My mom's recipe just didn't adapt well from the Indiana-baking of my childhood to my Utah-baking now. The altitude and dryness really do change things! I think the eggs in the recipe are the key. The bread is very tender and soft. The clover roll is my mother-in-law's specialty. She makes her version for every family gathering and no one complains. I think she owns twelve Continue Reading →

Zucchini Pineapple Bread and a Giveaway

I'm so excited for today. I'm not a huge fan of giveaways and haven't done many here, but this is one I'm really excited for. Downtown Tape did a shout-out looking for bloggers to help them get their new company off the ground and I jumped at the chance. They are a local Utah company that is selling washi tape for $1.99 a roll with a flat shipping fee ($2.95). I like their prices, I loved the product, and I want to share. Have you ever used washi tape? It is phenomenally popular in the craft blogger world. I decided I'd use it Continue Reading →

Rustic Italian Bread

I'm gearing up for the 26ish hour drive home tomorrow. Laundry, snack shopping, and a trip to Goodwill for a few new in-car distractions are in order. It's been a lovely vacation visiting family in Kentucky and Indiana. Leaving from this trip is always hard for me. Knowing it will be close to a year until I see so much of my family again is rough. Let's indulge in a little comfort food, like Italian bread, to ease the goodbye, shall we? A-maz-ing. That is the only way to describe this rustic Italian bread. It is dense and wonderfully chewy on the Continue Reading →

Pioneer Woman’s Glazed Donuts

Confession: I love me some donuts. And I especially love Pioneer Woman's Glazed Donuts recipe. There is no donut-providing bakery anywhere near me. Sure, the Wal-Mart has "donuts" but they are not donuts. Are you with me? What do you do when hours away from a donut source? Become the source; making donuts from scratch is my only option and my, what a delicious option it is. This recipe hails from The Pioneer Woman's blog and I dare say it is the best homemade glazed donuts recipe ever. These donuts are better than anything you can buy, that I can promise you. The Continue Reading →

Cream Biscuits

When Emily posted this recipe I was intrigued. A biscuit without butter seems foreign to me, but it was something I wanted to try. I'm so pleased that I did. Of course I added butter to the top though; I couldn't really have a biscuit without butter :) If you give a Melissa a biscuit she'll want some butter to go on it. These are pictures from my old camera. Can you tell? Even after Photoshop they feel dark and a little unfocused to me. So grateful to be working with something new. Cream Biscuits Printable Recipe Recipe from One Lovely Life Makes 8-10 biscuits 2 cups flour 2 tsp Continue Reading →