Our Recipes

Apple Walnut Cake

Apples are coming into the farmer’s markets all around, and I know it’s time to bake some wonderful apple recipes.  This is a new one to me but I was intrigued because it uses my 10-inch cast iron skillet to bake it in.  These skillets are the backbone of many American kitchens–so versatile and reliable. […]

Double Chocolate Muffins

OK, I make these resolutions, like no more sugar or chocolate for breakfast, and I seem to always lose my way!  But the kids were out with a friend who stopped at a nationally known coffee shop just to grab a cup of coffee for herself.  Lo and behold the kids swarmed around the pastry […]

Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake

We get lots of visitors in the summer, and this year is no different.  Friends and family interested in a road trip or a visit to the Southwest often stopover at our house–and I love it!  As a matter of fact, summer has always been my favorite season, even better than the Christmas holidays.  I […]

Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Squares

Summer is here in full force.  The kids are out of school but still have lots of activities that keep them busy and in need of a quick, healthy breakfast so they can get outside as soon as possible.  I have found that these breakfast squares are a hit with them, and I appreciate that […]

Waffled Churros–Gluten-Free and Delicious!

Churros are those crispy Mexican pastries.  Often sold by street vendors in Mexico, they are delicious covered in a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar.  I haven’t had them in quite a few years, but I do remember how good they were.  Since we don’t go to Mexico often, I decided to try this recipe.  My […]

Baked Chocolate Donuts with Peanut Butter Frosting

It’s Easter Monday and the kids are home for the day.  What better way to start the day that with homemade donuts!  These are quick and easy and they only make about 8 donuts–nothing to have left over.  I had the help of the younger boys so they chose the peanut butter frosting, and, of […]

Almond Shortbread Cups–filled with Lemon Curd

These were an item on a tea tray at an event I attended in February.  Oh, so tasty!  I decided to try to find a recipe to recreate these treats.  As luck would have it, the tea company posted some of their best recipes a couple of weeks later and I got to use the […]

Hot Cross Buns–Easy & Gluten-Free!

Easter is almost here!  I worked on this recipe in honor of my father.  He loved hot cross buns.  As a kid I couldn’t figure it out–they weren’t really sweet.  And I associated Easter with candy, just like Halloween and Christmas.  One day I asked him about hot crossed buns–why were they such a treat […]

Pecan Bundt Coffee Cake with Butter Rum Drizzle

I like making bundt coffee cakes.  They are large enough for me to share with a neighbor or two, and still have enough for my family.  I have a neighbor who had been ill for a couple of days.  Recently, I heard she was feeling much better, so I decided to make this cake and […]

Ham, Eggs and Cheese Breakfast Muffins

Today’s a holiday so I get to use the time to be more organized for the rest of the week. These easy and tasty breakfast “muffins” are a healthy and quick way to have breakfast for the family on those busy weekdays.  Plus, I feel they are quite healthy and filling.  Actually, I would not […]