Posts Tagged ‘bread’

My 100% Whole Grain Dough Recipe + Printable!

posted by Andrea | 06/14/2019 | 35 comments

After months of experimenting, tweaking, testing, baking, and eating SO MUCH whole grain bread, I’m FINALLY ready to share my recipe on the blog!

I’ve successfully made this exact recipe week after week for several months now… and my family gives it 2 thumbs up! I’ve also created a FREE printable recipe (with or without photos) that you may save, download, or print — consider it my birthday gift to you!!!

Whole Grain Banana Bread

posted by Andrea | 04/17/2019 | 22 comments

As I’ve been integrating more whole grains into our daily diet, I’ve started the process of “making over” MANY of my favorite recipes. 

This banana bread recipe was the very first quick bread / muffin recipe I made over — and after pulling several successful loaves of 100% whole grain banana bread from my oven these past few months, I believe I’m FINALLY ready to share my recipe on the blog! 

My 2019 Healthier Habit: Cooking, Grinding, and Baking With Whole Grains!

posted by Andrea | 01/14/2019 | 79 comments

For the past several years, I’ve chosen one or two smallish “Healthier Habits” to incorporate into my life and my family’s life — they’ve all stuck because I took my time to implement them and didn’t try to change everything at once.

Today I’m sharing more about my “healthier habit” for 2019 — cooking, grinding, and baking with whole grains!

Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Bread

posted by Andrea | 11/7/2017 | 14 comments

Now that we’re a full week into November, I definitely feel like it’s time for another pumpkin recipe!

This recipe is one of my favorites as it combines 2 of my most favorites desserts — cheesecake and pumpkin pie — into one deliciously huge loaf of quick bread.

Protein Packed, Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

posted by Andrea | 10/12/2016 | 18 comments

If you’re looking for a really delicious, super easy, one-bowl muffin recipe that is also very high protein, very filling, and a fantastic way to use up overripe bananas… this recipe should work for you!

My family LOVES these double-chocolate banana muffins… I love that they are easy to make and full of protein to keep my kiddos full longer!

A Simple Tip for Lighter, Fluffier Quick Bread

posted by Andrea | 04/7/2016 | 22 comments

We LOVE quick breads and muffins in our house, so it’s not unusual for us to have 2 or 3 different types of muffins or quick breads in our pantry at any given time… yes, I bake a lot of breads and muffins!

Today, I’m sharing a super simple tip that takes almost no extra effort but results in lighter, fluffier quick bread!

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

posted by Andrea | 08/24/2015 | 19 comments

I have a new favorite way to use up some of the extra zucchini in our garden… and yes, it involves chocolate!

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

posted by Andrea | 07/23/2015 | 20 comments

After numerous cinnamon roll conversations with Dave’s mom, searching the internet for various different recipes and tips, and lots of trial and error, I feel like I’m finally starting to find my groove when it comes to making homemade cinnamon rolls.

Today I’m sharing my super simple recipe that starts with a loaf of frozen bread dough, uses ingredients you most likely already have on hand, and tastes pretty darn good!

Rhubarb Muffins with Cinnamon Sugar Topping

posted by Andrea | 05/28/2015 | 6 comments

I’ve been on a muffin-making kick lately — so when I realized my rhubarb plant had plenty of rhubarb for muffins, I flipped through my files and found my rhubarb muffin recipe.

If you’re looking for a quick and simple recipe to use up some rhubarb, give this one a try!

My Semi-Homemade Bread “Secret”

posted by Andrea | 02/18/2015 | 20 comments

I’ve always LOVED making my own bread… I love the feel of the dough between my fingers, I love the smell wafting from the oven, and of course, I love the taste of it. However, after Nora was born, I just stopped making the time for bread baking.

Since then, I have come up with a super quick, super easy, nearly fool-proof way to enjoy homemade bread with almost no effort… as of today, my “secret” is out!

Cheesy Pesto Crescent Bites

posted by Andrea | 12/2/2014 | 16 comments

If you’re looking for a super simple, last-minute appetizer idea to bring to a holiday party — or just a really quick side dish for dinner tonight, this recipe should satisfy!

The Most Delicious Semi-Homemade Cornbread

posted by Andrea | 11/20/2013 | 20 comments

One of my favorite Thanksgiving side dishes (right up there with stuffing and applesauce) is super moist, homemade cornbread. It just makes the meal if you ask me.

If you’re looking for a REALLY easy, “tastes-like-it’s-from-scratch” cornbread recipe — you’ll want to give this one a try!

REALLY Good Blueberry Muffins

posted by Andrea | 10/17/2013 | 18 comments

Can you believe that until a few years ago, I absolutely did NOT like blueberries? But then I made this recipe for blueberry muffins (per my blueberry-loving husband’s request) and I was hooked.

If you are a blueberry lover — or even just a muffin lover, today’s recipe is definitely one you’ll want to try.

Yummy Pull-Apart Herb Biscuits

posted by Andrea | 03/5/2013 | 20 comments

There are few things I love more than the smell of bread baking in my oven… even if that bread came from a can in the refrigerated section of my grocery store!

The recipe I’m sharing today is OH SO simple, and will turn a can of biscuits or rolls into a fabulously delicious side dish, worthy of even your pickiest eaters…

Back to Bread-Baking

posted by Andrea | 10/4/2012 | 9 comments

Now that our new kitchen is actually usable, the thing I’m most excited about is baking bread — yeast bread, from scratch, in our oven!

I’m hoping to share a bunch of yummy bread recipes throughout the fall and winter months, but today, I’d love to know… What are your favorite yeast-bread recipes?

58 Delicious Pumpkin Recipes for Fall!

posted by Andrea | 09/27/2012 | 11 comments

It’s no secret that I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE pumpkin. I’ll try pretty much any food made with pumpkin, and there’s a fairly good chance that I’ll like it.

However, since our kitchen isn’t ready for cooking or baking just yet, I figured I’d share a bunch of delicious pumpkin recipes from around the web… all in one nice, organized spot for you 🙂

The Best Apple Cake!

posted by Andrea | 02/13/2012 | 14 comments

It’s honestly the BEST apple cake/bread I’ve ever made! It tasted absolutely delicious plain {for breakfast} and with a dollop of whipped cream {for dessert}! And even though I cut out some of the fat by replacing half the oil with my homemade applesauce, this cake was still SO moist and very dense with a grand total of FIVE chopped up apples!

I think this might be my new “go-to” recipe for apples… I only wish I didn’t have to wait until next Fall to have a great selection of fresh Michigan apples!

Quick Mini Muffin Tip

posted by Andrea | 10/14/2011 | 15 comments

I absolutely LOVE mini desserts, and some of my all-time favorite mini foods/desserts are mini muffins and mini cupcakes!
After making many, many batches of mini muffins, I have it down to a science… and I recently came up with a really cleaver tip for filling the muffin cups with batter.
See my tip and get the recipe for my favorite mini muffins!