Berry Waffles w/ Almond Strawberry Syrup

This recipe builds off of my basic buttermilk waffle recipe from an earlier post.  I made this batch whole wheat, added berries, and topped them with a home made syrup from strawberries and almond butter.  These waffles are so light and fluffy, you won’t be able to eat just one! I learned how fast theseContinue reading “Berry Waffles w/ Almond Strawberry Syrup”

{butter-free} Chewy Chia Brownies

I made these delectable treats yesterday afternoon – I had been reading about using chia seeds as a replacement in baking for butter due to their ability to gel.  I had never baked with chia seeds before and was, admittedly, a little nervous.  However, the results were pleasantly chewy and most of a 9×13″ panContinue reading “{butter-free} Chewy Chia Brownies”

{Healthier} Orange Cranberry Bread

This recipe comes to you as a refreshing way to bake with the delicious tastes of winter, but without over doing it on fat, calories, and sugar.  The reduced sugar, tart cranberries, and swap of bananas for oil makes this bread all the more satisfying.     I just love the cranberry orange combination.  IContinue reading “{Healthier} Orange Cranberry Bread”

Gluten-free Peanut Butter Blossoms

I recently made these cookies for the holidays – the nice thing is I was able to share them with three sets of gluten-free people.  Having friends, family, and colleagues who are gluten-free means experimenting with different recipes and ingredients frequently.   For this recipe, I used the Bob’s Red Mill all purpose baking flour.Continue reading “Gluten-free Peanut Butter Blossoms”

Cranberry-Orange Cinnamon Rolls

We recently celebrated my dad’s birthday and I was instructed not to make anything for after his birthday dinner and he instead picked out cupcakes from The Bake Shoppe.  Everyone was pleased at this choice.  The morning after his birthday, my parents hosted a brunch at their house for the whole family and a familyContinue reading “Cranberry-Orange Cinnamon Rolls”

Big Soft Ginger Cookies

I can easily say that these are my favorite cookies of all time.  My grandmother always used to make a tin of these and keep them around for me during the holidays.  I can’t even tell you how many I would eat in a sitting – enough to get my daily dose of iron, IContinue reading “Big Soft Ginger Cookies”

Pear & Pumpkin Upside Down Cake

We had a nice weekend at home finishing up some more painting of hallways and organizing a few key areas of the house.  It was rather gloomy and rainy all day Sunday – enough to warrant getting out the light down comforter and turning on the heat (low of course) for the night.  We willContinue reading “Pear & Pumpkin Upside Down Cake”

Vanilla Pear Muffins

These muffins came about due to the abundance of pears coming in from my parents’ trees.  They are easy, chock full of spices and fruit, and I used a couple of alternative baking swaps like coconut oil and coconut sugar. I simply swapped the 1/2 of cooking oil for 1/2 cup of coconut oil.  CoconutContinue reading “Vanilla Pear Muffins”

The Perfect Cherry Pie – A Family Event

  One of the things I love about being at my parents’ house are the gardens and fruit orchards.  Each year is a little different too, depending on what it is a good year for.   The summer of 2013 is a cherry year for sure.       This is only a fraction of theContinue reading “The Perfect Cherry Pie – A Family Event”