Awesome Almond Bars

I made these for a light sweet ending to Sunday dinner at my house and they were delicious! I love anything almond, so it was not a tough sell for me, but other family and friends who tried them gave them a "thumbs up," too! That's because their mouths were full of almond bar goodness!... Continue Reading →

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Busy Saturday around the house + cold rainy weather: it's the perfect combination for an easy meal that's warm and comforting, and cooks on its own. This chicken tortilla soup fits the bill, and we enjoyed it this afternoon after working on a house project and trying (still not successfully) to put all the Christmas... Continue Reading →

Rustic Artisan Bread

Connor (check him out on IG at @that_ginger_bread_man) and I put together bread a few times over the holidays and on a whim, we did this recipe that was on the IG story of @oldsilvershed. It was the best we have ever had! It made a HUGE loaf. The conditions were perfect or something, it... Continue Reading →

Christmas Nougat Candy

This no-bake candy was a big hit at my house this Christmas. Comments I heard included: "Why is this SO GOOD!" "I can't stop. It's ridiculous how good this is!" "What's in it, again?" I got the recipe through Pinterest, from the A Pretty Life in the Suburbs blog, but I had to make some... Continue Reading →

Starry, Starry Christmas Bread

A new recipe I tried last year was a big hit with the family and was surprisingly easy to make, so I thought I'd share it with you. Original recipe is here, and their photos in this bake-along post show how easy it is to make this fancy-looking bread. Cinnamon Star Bread 2 cups unbleached... Continue Reading →

Parmesan Gouda Fantails were a big hit!

I've had this recipe saved for a while in my "BigOven" app, but I forgot about it! It's originally from Bake from Scratch, a luscious, beautiful cooking magazine and Instagram (@thebakefeed) feed that I drool over about daily. Last Saturday, we decided to have a big supper, since time with the babygirl is running out... Continue Reading →

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