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    Chocolate Lime Zucchini Bread

    This chocolate lime zucchini bread turns a breakfast snack into a yummy dessert, and with zucchini still in abundance here, we need all the zucchini recipes we can get. I mean, will those plants ever stop producing? Seems like the answer should be “no,” but we all know that in a few short weeks we’ll be reminiscing about the fresh veggies from mid- to late-summer. When I get my hands on a ton of zucchini, whether it’s from the garden or from the farmers’ market or grocery store, I decided to save it by freezing it, rather than using it right away. That process is really simple, too — no blanching…

  • Homemade pizza dough is something you can make with a few simple ingredients and a little time. It's an easy process and the end result yields the best pizza dough and a delicious, chewy hard-to-beat thin, class or thick crust!

    Easy Homemade Pizza Dough

    Homemade pizza dough is something you can make with a few simple ingredients and a little time. It’s an easy process and the end result yields the best pizza dough and a delicious, chewy hard-to-beat thin, classic or thick crust! We eat a lot of pizza in our house. Sometimes that pizza’s homemade and other times it’s delivery or pick-up. I even keep a Tombstone in the freezer for those times we want a late-night snack or an easy dinner that requires minimal effort. There’s no wrong way to do pizza. (Bad pizza exists, yes, but you know what I mean.) There is, however, one very right way to do…

  • These cinnamon apple oatmeal muffins made with whole wheat flour are a perfect hearty grab-n-go breakfast or snack option.

    Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Muffins

    These cinnamon apple oatmeal muffins made with whole wheat flour are a perfect hearty grab-n-go breakfast or snack option. Make sure to scroll to the end for this recipe, as well as some of my other favorite muffin recipes! Fall is in the air and school is back in session. It’s my favorite time of the year, even if it’s also one of the busiest. My daughter and I tend to be grab-n-go breakfast eaters, preferring instead to eat a bigger lunch and dinner. A hearty, better-for-you muffin can be a wonderful way to both quell hunger, while also being portable. Because it’s fall, I have cinnamon-apple on the brain and…

  • This oatmeal almond blueberry bread made with hearty steel cut oats and juicy, tart blueberries will be your go-to yummy breakfast treat or after school snack!

    Oatmeal Almond Blueberry Bread

    This oatmeal almond blueberry bread will become your go-to yummy breakfast treat or after-school snack! It’s made with hearty steel cut oats, crunchy almonds and juicy, tart blueberries. I’ll tell you what’s important to me during the school year food-wise: homemade meals (whenever possible), practicality of obtaining said homemade meals, make-ahead ability, and (of course) yummyness. Even when school’s out, my priorities don’t vary much from above. I just have a little more leeway with meal timing. It’s like weekends everyday for my kids, sleeping in, staying up late, and eating meals at odd times … though managing to squeeze them all in by bedtime, of course. (I can’t wait to get…

  • Finlandia Imported Butter - perfect for slathering on homemade bread!

    Easy Homemade Bread Recipes To Enjoy With Imported Finlandia Butter

    This yummy post about homemade bread recipes and imported butter is sponsored by Finlandia Butter. Is there anything better than warm, crusty bread and creamy, melty, gourmet imported butter? I’d argue that bread and butter is one of the best food pairings on the face of the planet, especially a crusty homemade bread that’s fresh out of the oven…still steaming. The butter melts into the crevices, and all the little nooks and crannies, dripping down your chin with each soft and chewy bite. It’s divine, really. Easy Homemade Bread Recipes Making loaves of French and Italian bread at home isn’t as hard as you think. (I know! I was surprised too, before…

  • This warm and comforting vegetarian sausage stuffing will please a crowd!

    Vegetarian Sausage Stuffing

    This warm and comforting vegetarian sausage stuffing will please a crowd! We do two different Thanksgivings and Christmases every year. It’s a result of having both sets of parents close-by in Maryland, and also other family members that now live out of town. I’ve grown up celebrating this way, so in a way it’s nostalgic to spread the holidays out instead of being laser-focused on one specific date. It can also be wonderfully exhausting. My sister and brother-in-law are both vegetarians, and our huge holiday spreads include plenty of dishes for both meat eaters and not. It helps that even those of us who do enjoy a roast turkey, also love…

  • Raspberry Oatmeal Banana Bread

    Raspberry Oatmeal Banana Bread

    Disclosure: Driscoll’s asked me to celebrate National Oatmeal Day with them by creating a recipe using their berries that takes oatmeal beyond just a boring bowl. I received coupons and a gift card for participating, but (as always) all thoughts are my own. During the summer months I’m lucky. Here on the homestead, we have raspberry, blackberry and gooseberry bushes just a couple hundred feet from our house, which means I can get my berry fill and I know they’re grown organically. And talk about local…that’s about as local as you get. HA! But other times of the year I like to use berries too, and Maryland is definitely not a year-round…

  • Homemade hamburger buns—they're easier to make than you think, and are oh-so-good!

    Homemade Hamburger Buns

    Homemade hamburger buns are easier to make than you think and oh-so-good! I recently stumbled upon a recipe for burgers from the blog A Duck’s Oven. Even though those burgers looked juicy and delicious, I found myself drawn to the perfectly golden brown, light and airy, HOMEMADE hamburger buns. So later that day, I also shared A Duck’s Oven’s recipe for Homemade Burger Buns on my Facebook Page. And a couple days after that, my sister asked me, “Didn’t you post a recipe for homemade buns? We want to make them.” I immediately (being the good sister that I am) dug up the recipe and sent it to Josie, WITH the…