Friday, October 29, 2010

Pumpkin Muffins with Cream Cheese Icing

The Disneyland Resort released this recipe for their pumpkin muffins last year to their annual passholders. I love pumpkin pie but haven't had many other things with pumpkin flavor. I fell in love with these the first time we tried them. It would be difficult to find a cupcake that is more moist and full of flavor! The cream cheese icing has spices in it which makes it just heavenly! A nice change from the typical cream cheese frosting. The recipe calls for raisins but since the kids do not like raisins in their baked goods these are usually left out.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet has always been one of my favorite cakes! My mother used to make it for us every Valentine's Day. Robbie and I are big Paula Deen fans and I saw her make these cupcakes on her show one afternoon. I knew right then that I needed to try them for myself! They are moist and the frosting is to die for! These do not have as much red coloring in them as other recipes and therefore are not super dark red, if that doesn't bother you then I reccomend you give these a try!

Monday, October 25, 2010


I remember my mother baking these for us fairly often. We were always so excited to come home from school to find a plate full of these delightful cookies! They are slightly crisp on the edges and so soft and chewy in the middle. I love these when they are still warm from the oven but they keep well and are still tasty days later.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Chocolate Chip Ginger Cookies

We made these yesterday and they were so yummy! The kids begged for them for breakfast this morning. The way they smell reminds me of Christmas and got me just a tad bit more excited for the holidays, if that were even possible!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

French Toast Sticks

Having toddlers means you often have picky eaters in the house. Mine is no exception! However my kids love french toast and french toast sticks. These are easy to make and easy to eat. They are sweet so no syrup is required. They also can be frozen for a quick breakfast later. I use wheat bread because we only eat wheat but the recipe calls for white.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Chicken Piccata with Garlic Mashed Potatoes

A dear friend of mine, Mal, introduced me to a blog written by a woman who loves fresh food and lives a vegan lifestyle. Although Robbie and I are far from being Vegans we do enjoy fresh and light foods. I changed this recipe to suit our semi-vegetarian needs and it turned out wonderful! I am not a mushroom eater but decided to give this recipe a try and ended up eating all of the mushrooms on my plate. This is definitely a dish that I will be making again soon!

Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

These always seem to disappear quickly and the kids really enjoy them. They are quick to make and you probably already have all of the needed ingredients on hand. The peanut butter is good protein and the oats have good fiber but the kids just think they are eating a sweet treat! I prefer these cold from the refrigerator but they can be left out at room temperature as well.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Peanut Butter Cookies

When I asked Scott today which kind of cookies he wanted to help mommy bake today he very enthusiastically declared "peanut butter!" These cookies are sweet and slightly crisp on the edges, chewy in the center. We found ourselves eating them faster than we could bake them. This recipe makes a generous amount of cookies.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Hummingbird Cake

I made this cake for Robbie for his birthday last month. He loves pineapple and we have been baking several loaves of banana bread lately so a cake that combined both and covered with a cream cheese frosting, another favorite here, seemed like a winner! I do not have step by step pictures of this one as it is pretty self explanatory and I wasn't planning on sharing this at that time. I found the flavor of this cake to be unique and my favorite part was the frosting. It had a wonderful flavor! Even our picky eater Scott really enjoyed this cake.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Better Than Reese's Peanut Butter Bars

I was sitting on the couch with Charlie watching Modern Family when I got a bit restless. I decided to get up and make a batch of these tasty treats! They are super simple and quick and require no baking at all. I discovered this recipe on another blog during one of the many hours I have spent hunting for recipes online. The recipe calls for semi sweet chocolate but we have made them with milk chocolate and enjoyed them as well!

Fall has arrived...

As a stay at home mom of 3 children 3 years old or younger it is often hard to find time to do anything for yourself. Thankfully one of the things I enjoy doing most is cooking and baking! And those things are already part of a normal day routine. I like trying new recipes and finding exciting new things for my family to try. In this blog I hope to share with you, my friends and loved ones, some of our favorite recipes and meals.

The fall is a favorite time of year for cooking and baking for me. I love the fall colors, cooler weather and smells of a fresh rain. The smell of cloves and cinnamon always makes me think of fall baking and warms my heart. I hope you are able to try some of the recipes shared here and let me know how they turned out for you.

We are just everyday folks sharing the food we love with the people we love. Thanks for reading!