Savory Ham and Cheese Waffles

ham and cheese waffles

I’m a savory breakfast kinda goyl. Give me a bagel over a donut any day of the week and I’ll take my toast with salted butter, please, hold the jam. Because of this preference, I’ve never gotten terribly excited over pancakes or waffles. But ham and cheese waffles? Hot diggity! We had a version of these ham […]

Maple Coconut Granola

maple coconut granola

I first shared a version of this homemade granola recipe in the newsletter several months ago (and lezbehonest, that was 2014 and I haven’t sent out another one. Babies take up lots of time…) and since then I’ve been tweaking it weekly — I eat a lot of granola — to see just how low I […]

Sweet Potato Gingerbread

sweet potato gingerbread

I came up with this sweet potato gingerbread recipe because I had a bunch of sweet potatoes around because I’m trying to eat healthier, but I also wanted cake because I’m not the best when it comes to eating healthier. This is my grandma’s gingerbread recipe, but I swapped out half of the butter for sweet, caramel-y, […]

Biscuits and Gravy

biscuits and gravy

Last year when Chris and I were at “YouTube Camp“, we stumbled upon Pann’s Restaurant. From the outside, it looked exactly marvelous and once we were inside, we knew we were destined to find it. Besides a giant plate of cheese eggs and chicken and waffles, we also shared an order of biscuits and gravy. […]

Deluxe Chocolate Chip Cookies

oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

I love cookies with lots of stuff in them. These deluxe chocolate chip cookies have lots and lots of stuff in them: chocolate chips, oatmeal, coconut, pecans, almonds, walnuts. If you’re more of a mind to make simple chocolate chip cookies, you can omit the coconut and nuts and just use more chocolate chips. If […]

Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Bread Recipe

Mama used to make banana bread often and give us thick slices, toasted, with peanut butter for breakfast. It’s one of my favorite comfort foods that takes me back, though I don’t make banana bread very much.

Apple Cake

apple cake

Before we get to the business of this totally amazing apple cake with marzipan fruits, let me tell you a story. Or you can skip the story and just scroll along down to the video and recipe. I will never know the difference and you will get apple cake a little bit sooner.

Cheesy Jalapeño Beer Bread

Cheesy Jalapeño Beer Bread

I adapted this beer bread recipe from my friend Kathryn at AustinGastronomist, who in turn adapted it from another site. It’s a recipe roundtable. Kathryn used the recipe as part of a food swap, handing out bags of the dry ingredients mixed together with a note attached: Just add beer. It’s a great gift, I […]

Red White and Blueberry Cake

Red White and Blueberry Cake

Not to toot my own horn, but I love it when I have a cute baking idea that actually works out. You know I’m no fancy cake decorator and more often than not, my attempts at making cute baked goods end in tears of despair and icing all over my face. But this time I […]