Sour Cream Coffee Cake

On weekday mornings, all I have time to eat is a bowl of cold cereal before I have to dash out of the door.  And I do like cereal, but it can get a little monotonous.  Thus, on the weekends, I love to have a fresh baked good for breakfast.

Some weekends I make muffins, others I make scones or biscuits.  And there are some weekends that either my husband or I make a dash to our favorite local bakery for fresh mini cinnamon rolls and glazed doughnuts.  This particular weekend, I decided to make Sour Cream Coffee Cake.

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Spinach Lasagna

I don’t make many lasagnas.  In fact, I think this is the only recipe I’ve ever made.  It began with a recipe which my sister found on the internet, and I have tweaked it to our liking.  I started by making it smaller, as the original recipe made a 13″ x 9″ pan full, which was way too much for my husband and me.  This recipe will fit in an 8″ x 8″ pan, which makes enough for us plus leftovers (which are delicious!).  There is no extra step of boiling the noodles which is quite convenient.  It’s actually quite a versatile recipe, as you can modify the ingredients to what you have on hand.

Spinach & Cheese

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Cheesy Potato Soup with Bacon

This is one of my husband’s favorite soups.  I like that it is easy to make, yet it is still tasty.  One of my favorite ways to stay warm on a snowy day is with a hot bowl of hearty soup.  This definitely fits the bill!  If you like chunky potato soup with more than just potatoes, you will enjoy this recipe.

Cheesy Potato Soup with Bacon

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Homemade Applesauce


I have an 11-month old son, and he loves to eat!  One way I have found to save money in our food budget is to make his baby food myself.  It’s not hard to do, but it does take a little planning and time.  In crunching the numbers, I’ve found that it cuts the cost anywhere from 1/2 to 2/3 (depending on what type of food it is) by making baby food at home, rather than purchasing ready-to-serve containers.  It’s just one way we’ve found to live a little simpler, and hopefully a little healthier.

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Brownie Biscotti

Here’s a great inaugural baking post… Brownie Biscotti!  They have a nice, chocolaty flavor that’s not overwhelming.  They remind me of both brownies and the chocolate cookie part of Oreos…  I believe they would make an excellent addition to your Christmas cookie list!  Never to early to start thinking about this year’s repertoire…

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Hello, and welcome to my new blog!  Here you will find the kitchen adventures of an everyday home cook.  The dishes I make are usually simple, and made with with common kitchen staples.  Occasionally, I’ll get a bug to make something which requires extra work or an ingredient which requires a special trip to the grocery store.

Regardless, I am starting this blog to chronicle my love for baking and cooking.  A major part of this is to have a digital copy (hopefully with photos!) of many of my favorite recipes.  I hope you’ll find at least one worth replicating in your own kitchen!