Banana Bread with Maple Glaze

Going bananas! A simple & delightful recipe that is perfect for breakfast or dessert. I woke up to a gorgeous morning — sunshine, hot cup of coffee and a slice of banana-licious bread : )  It’s sweet treat with or without the maple glaze. Golden brown edges plus bursting banana flavor inside. Yes! I commonlyContinue reading “Banana Bread with Maple Glaze”

Caramel Popcorn

Happy Fall! Bring on the fall scents, booties, pumpkins, baked goods, gorgeous colors & caramel.  A sweet & easy Fall snack — crispy caramel popcorn : )  Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks especially for cozy weather, movies & reading. Caramel popcorn tastes amazing plus you can add anything your heart desires. Reeses pieces,Continue reading “Caramel Popcorn”

Apple Cider Cookies

Do you like chewy or hard cookies? My Pop Pop loved hard-crunchy cookies. I prefer a soft chewy center  : ) I can’t believe how fast the summer days flew by. Which leads us to my favorite season in 13 days, Autumn! The leaves are starting to change, football officially started, caramel apples arrived andContinue reading “Apple Cider Cookies”

Macaroni and Cheese Donuts

Take a cheese! When my son was 3 yrs old he picked up his Mom Mom’s camera and said “take a cheese”. Lol! Evidently we used the old ‘Say cheese’ photo-op moments often. Moving on to the cheesy business… I made something really good but really bad. Stirred up some homemade macaroni n’ cheese… asContinue reading “Macaroni and Cheese Donuts”

Happy Day Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Live, Love, Bake! You know the saying, stressed spelled backwards = desserts. Bake your world a better place. I do! There are several healthy benefits that come from baking & cooking. Clearly not everyone will agree…example my son. He assists at times but it’s not something he enjoys. For me baking relieves stress, stimulates senses,Continue reading “Happy Day Cake with Chocolate Frosting”

Berry French Toast Casserole

Weekend brunch! Are you a breakfast or brunch person? I love both : ) Since brioche is slightly sweet, it was the perfect choice. I prepared the casserole in the evening to refrigerate overnight …couldn’t resist nibbling on a strawberry & a piece of brioche. Brioche is so darn good! It was a gorgeous morning!Continue reading “Berry French Toast Casserole”

Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake

I love fresh summer berries…. all of them! This pound cake is full of lemon blueberry deliciousness. The lemon is not overwhelming… just a hint of lemon zest, moist texture & cream cheese frosting. Thanks to The Sugar Coated Cottage, this recipe is perfect for cake lovers. Wishing everyone a Happy and safe July 4th!Continue reading “Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake”

Smokey Gouda Mac n’ Cheese

Cheese…yes please! Smoked gouda might just be my new favorite. A creamy texture and hickory flavor that melts beautifully. I’ve made the same 5 cheese macaroni n’ cheese recipe for years…thanks to Patti LaBelle. It is delicious however, it’s time to switch it up. A tad reluctant while whisking the flour & butter. It crossedContinue reading “Smokey Gouda Mac n’ Cheese”