Simple Homemade Oatmeal

When I was in my 20s (you know… like 7 months ago) I thought packaged flavored oatmeal was a healthy breakfast. Oops. If I knew then what I know now…. I’ve started making my own oatmeal and it is the easiest thing. If you are trying to be healthier or control your sugar or insulin better,…

Swamp Yankee Dutch Potatoes

I descend from a long lineage of Swamp Yankees. We believe in practicality, simplicity, and stoicism. We think people talk too much and should listen more. We pay more attention to the weather and birds than TV or electronics. We live to ripe old ages because we mostly eat at home and try to go…

Raspberry and White Chocolate Scones

I am finally settled in my NEW apartment in Massachusetts with my HUGE kitchen. The hubs and I can both be in the kitchen at the same time! It has a dishwasher! I have a pantry I can walk in! The fridge is huge and has a water dispenser! Goodness gracious! At night I just…

Italian Easter Bread Baskets

My family’s recipe… I cannot wait to make these next weekend! The recipe makes a lot (10-12), which is great if you want one Easter morning and another the morning after, plus some to give to friends and family. Feel free to halve this as well.

Buttermilk Pancakes

Last weekend I made a very delicious lemon buttermilk cake, if I do say so myself. I had more than half a container of buttermilk left and I hate wasting anything (ahh, Thoreau) so I decided to make buttermilk pancakes this morning. In the past I have always made my dad’s recipe, but that recipe…

Best Sister-in-Law

A sister-in-law who brings homemade granola when she comes to visit you? PRICELESS

Lemon Buttermilk Cake

This is an excellent cake for when you have company over, or, if you have more English sensibilities, with an afternoon tea. It could also be a delicious dessert, perhaps with some vanilla or pistachio ice cream. It went so quickly that I did not even get a picture of it until half was already…

Chocolate Chip Walnut Muffins

I made these delicious muffins the other day. Nothing makes you homesick like Momma’s muffin recipe! Just switch out whatever fruit or chocolate you desire. So good you’ll hide them in the fridge when guests come over…

Dough Donut

I have no recipe for these amazing donuts at Dough, but I sure would love to know how to make these. They are unbelievable. They definitely seem more yeasty/bready than other donuts I have eaten. This is art.

Apple Cinnamon Walnut Muffins

These muffins are so good. It’s comforting yet the apples and walnuts reduce any sense of guilt. Plus I don’t use butter and I use skim milk. I’m going to try the same recipe with cranberries and white chocolate pieces. This is my mom’s muffin recipe and I use it for all muffins – chocolate…

Poached Eggs

It’s a rare thing that human beings can be neatly divvied up into two categories. But occasionally, situations arise where you either ARE, or you AREN’T. Runny eggs are just such a situation.

Fluffy Whole Wheat Pancakes

I’m back! The honeymoon in Vermont was wonderful and involved much culinary delight. Phil and I usually camp when we vacation, so a resort and spa experience was a fabulous change of pace. But it turns out that rest and relaxation can sometimes come at a heavy price…i.e. the numbers on the bathroom scale.

Apple Muffins

As you can see by Summer’s recent bridal shower update, it’s been a busy week for me. And I have a backlog of recipes to post!

Fall Bridal Shower Brunch

This weekend we celebrated my sister’s upcoming wedding with a fall bridal shower brunch. What a great day it was for the beautiful bride-to-be!

Tomato and Mozzarella Eggs

I’m pretty particular when it comes to breakfast. I believe that everyone should eat it, every single day. And if you don’t eat the right stuff, you’re setting yourself up for a day of low energy and snack attacks. So make it a priority to eat a good breakfast every single day.