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Cooking and Baking has become one of my greatest joys over the years. There is always something yummy to make and discover and I hope you enjoy the recipes that I share!

Recent Recipes

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

When dealing with lemons, why not add more lemons? This lemon cream cheese frosting is a perfect complement to the lemon cake I made as a part of my Great British Bake Off Week One Challenge The frosting turned out rather interesting as the lemon juice mixing with the cream cheese cause a gel like consistency to occur. But, honestly, I like it. This frosting has a great balance of tartness and sourness that perfectly balance the sweet flavors that frosting usually brings.

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Skillet Breakfast Hash

Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day, so why not make it rich and hearty?? I’ve always loved potatoes, so a breakfast hash seems to fit right in on my table. And an all in one meal makes life a lot easier – especially when it’s cooked in one pan! And the best part? You can add any toppings you want to a breakfast hash to truly make it your own and make it absolutely delicious for whatever type of breakfast you desire.

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Snickerdoodle Cookies

Snickerdoodles are such an underrated cookie. While the most common cookies tend to be sugar cookies or chocolate chip cookies, Snickerdoodles are so delicious that they deserve to be close to the top of the cookie hierarchy. One of the unique characteristics of a snickerdoodle is the sugar and cinnamon crust that surrounds the cookie. This gives each cookie a crisp coating which is a delightful contrast to the soft texture of each cookie. Ok, I need to go eat one of these before getting any further.

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Mashed Beets

My love for beets continues on strong as I look for new and fun recipes to cook. And I thought, since beets are a root vegetable like potatoes, why not make a mashed beet? Beets provide such a rich and delicious flavor but tend to be denser than potatoes leading to a course texture for the final dish. But the mash has melt in the mouth like qualities and is absolutely delightful with its rich flavor and buttery goodness.

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Fluffy Peanut Butter Cookies

This recipe requires quite a bit of sugar. In fact, there is a 2:3 ratio of sugar to flour which is pretty high. But the sugar is a mix of white sugar and brown sugar to add another layer of rich flavor to the cookies. For the leavening agent in the cookies, we are using baking powder but not too much because a large rise is not desired. And, of course, we’ll need peanut butter. 😊

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Homemade Fish Sticks

I am always excited to try my hand out cooking new fishes and trying new dishes. When I saw Mahi-Mahi at my local grocery store, I immediately thought about using it to make fish sticks. It wasn’t a recipe that was normally within my wheelhouse but after doing some searches on the internet, I was able to cobble together my own recipe! I’m starting to suspect that all of my food has a slight Indian flavor to it. Absolutely no idea why. Nope. None at all.

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Cornbread Bites

Cornbread has been one of my favorite foods from a young age. I just love the taste and texture. I could eat cornbread with any meal and at any time. So, I thought, why not make cornbread to be an easy snack? And the baking tray I used made the cornbread into bite sized snacks that can truly be enjoyed at any time. Seriously. All the time. Even though the bites are small, the cornbread texture is still light and fluffy.

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Fluffy Pancakes

There is a strange divide between people who like pancakes and people who like waffles. And then there are people like me. Floating in the middle because the taste feels so different even if the batter seems close to the same. One of the biggest perks from Pancakes is that they don’t require any special kitchen tools to make, all you need is a pan, a bowl and a whisk! And whipping up fluffy pancakes is only a few steps away.

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Apple Muffins

day, maybe it’s gotten a little too ripe and the only way to save it is to bake it. Whatever the reason, I have a few recipes up my sleeve to handle these situations and apple muffins are one of them. Apples are a remarkably interesting fruit to work with because they don’t really blend. They will stay chunky even if they have a soft texture that alternates the mouthfeel between the dough and tender apples.

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Butter Crackers

Since I made hummus last week, I wanted to try my hand at making a something to dip into it! Crackers seemed like a good place to start since it’s always been a curiosity for me. Since I do love the buttery crackers I can get from store, a butter-based cracker sounded like a good way to go! I don’t normally work with a non-yeast dough, so this was definitely a fun new endeavor.

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Homemade Hummus

Hummus is one of my favorite foods because it is filling and delicious. It’s great as a snack, or sometimes I may eat it as a meal, and it can be enjoyed with bread, crackers, carrot, and so many other possibilities. And since it’s so simple, it doesn’t take much effort to make which can be great where you’re really hungry and need to whip up something quickly.

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Perfect Ratio Mac & Cheese

I love cheese. Cheese is a food group in my opinion. And it’s one that I cannot get enough of so Mac & Cheese has been one of my favorite foods. And there is so much to do with it! My partner and I have played with several different Mac and Cheese Recipes and this is one of the results from our experiments. This gooey Mac & Cheese melts in your mouth and is delicious.

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Homemade Bread

I have been trying to make bread for years. But no matter what I tried; I could never get it to a place where I wanted to it be. Then I discovered cooking with a cast iron pot and the book “[]”, and it changed by bread making life! Not only did I gain a fantastic recipe and methods, but I also learned the proper techniques for working with dough. Armed with this knowledge, I have been able to approach many other recipes with far more success than before.

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Simple Summer Salad

With the weather starting to turn, I suddenly got a very random craving for corn and beets. And so, I decided to go with a nice summer type salad that I came across a few years ago. This salad is so simple and is not work intensive which is absolutely fantastic for a lazy, hot day.

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