• 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…

  • This holiday bread pudding is a simple and tasty way to prepare a make-ahead festive dessert during the Christmas season!

    Holiday Bread Pudding

    This holiday bread pudding is a simple and tasty way to prepare a make-ahead festive dessert during the Christmas season! Coming off Thanksgiving, we’re eating our way through a lot of leftovers. Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, and a slew of other trimmings. I also ended up with most of a loaf of hearty, rustic cranberry walnut bread. Truth be told, I realize a lot of folks don’t love bread pudding—even though you see it made on shows like Chopped all. the. time. It’s often the chefs’ go-to for the dessert round, but I’d wager not because it’s the best dessert on the planet. It’s because it’s simple to make. They can…

  • This delicious apple bread is simple to make and so good! No peeling apples and a secret ingredient to add tons of flavor and keep it moist!

    Apple Bread

    This delicious apple bread is simple to make and so good. No peeling apples and a secret ingredient to add tons of flavor and keep it moist! I got a mixed box of apples, peaches and plums from a local farm a couple weeks ago, and it was filled to the brim! Two different kinds of apples, the juiciest peaches EVER and little plums that my kids adored. Back to those apples, though. In our house, zucchini bread is a staple. My daughter LOVES zucchini bread “sandwiches” in her lunchbox, filled with a generous slather of plain cream cheese. I love warming a piece in the toaster, and eating it with…

  • 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…