Pumpkin Oat Muffins

Almost every single time that I walk into my parents house there is some type of baked good that my mom had made that day. Everyone who knows her knows her for her extraordinary baking skills, her fun up-beat personality, and her amazing parties. She is one of a kind. Just like her baking skills. These muffins are no exception for her amazingness. I actually had to hid them in the laundry room so that my husband and kids would not eat them. So when my baby was sleeping and my boys were at school I sat down and enjoyed …

Cheesy Cornbread

Cheesy Cornbread

Man this cornbread sure is good! It is the perfect amount of sweet and savory put together!  Cheesy Cornbread 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 4 eggs 1 can cream corn 1 cup flour 1 cup cornmeal 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 cup monterey cheese, grated 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream butter and sugar together. Add remaining ingredients except the cheese. After all mixed together fold in the cheeses. Grease pan. (can use either 9×13 or muffin tins) Bake for 45 if using a 9×13 baking dish or bake for 15 minutes …

Twisted Breadstick Skewer

Twisted Breadstick Skewer

Warning: These taste waaaay better then they look! Skewers are always a huge hit at our house. They are my husbands favorite and my kids always seem to have a good time with them! And for some reason they always seem to atleast try whatever I line up on the skewers. So I decided to make some twisted breadsticks right on a skewer to go with our pasta the other night. As you can tell by my son’s face these were a hit! My son Crew helped me make them every step of the way! And then he devoured them! …

Tomato Pesto Grilled Cheese

Tomato Pesto Grilled Cheese

Oh how I love my panini maker my husband gave it to me for Christmas a few years ago! The other day I was on Pinterest and had pinned a sandwich much like this one. Within hours it had been pinned lots and lots of times. So I searched high and low for a actual recipe but unfortunately nothing came up to go along with the picture I found. So I decided that since I wasn’t the only person intrigued by the picture I took it upon myself to make up a recipe and man was it delicious (and pretty I might add). These …

Maple Long John Doughnuts

Maple Long John Doughnuts

Happy National Doughnut Day!  To celebrate I have a recipe for maple long johns (which of course are one of my favorites!) These doughnuts do take a little bit of time because they have to rise twice, but they are pretty easy and fun for the whole family!Maple Long John Doughnutsyields about 18 doughnuts1 heaping Tablespoon of yeast (active dry)1 Tablespoon sugar1/4 cup warm water1 cup warm milk1/4 cup butter, softened1/4 cup sugar1/2 teaspoon salt1 egg3 1/2 cups flourOilPlace water, sugar, and yeast in a bowl and let sit for 5 minutes. While that is sitting place milk on stove …

Mom’s Knotted Rolls

Mom’s Knotted Rolls

My mom taught me to love cooking from a young age. I remember always having hot meals on the table almost every night! I remember her spending countless hours in the kitchen and slowly teaching all 4 of us girls how to cook. Not until after I was married did I realize the joys of cooking. Not everyone experiences those joys of cooking. But luckily I am one of them! Every Sunday my mom has all of us over to a nice Sunday dinner. And let me tell you these meals are gourmet! I look forward to them every week! These …

Quick and Easy Biscuits and Gravy

Quick and Easy Biscuits and Gravy

Quick and Easy Biscuits and Gravy 1 bag Grand’s Buttery Tastin’ Biscuits (in the freezer section) or your favorite biscuits 2 Tablespoons Oil 1 lb. Jimmy Dean Sausage (in the tube) 1/4 cup Wondra (quick mixing flour for sauces and gravies) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper Milk (enough to cover meat) Bake biscuits, while baking put oil in saucepan, add sausage and brown; break into small pieces, when cooked add salt and pepper and sprinkle Wondra; mix (Wondra will clump around meat and absorb liquid, add milk (cover meat entirely) and stir constantly on medium until it boils. If gravy …

24-Hour Cinnamon Rolls

24-Hour Cinnamon Rolls

These cinnamon rolls may look like they take a lot of time. But they don’t if you plan ahead! I make these before I go to bed at night and then wake up and cook them and they are all ready to go! Combine yeast, sugar, and water and let sit for 10 minutes. Add salt, eggs, oil, and 5 cups of flour. Mix for 5 minutes. Add the remaining 5 cups of flour and mix for 5-7 minutes. Let rise an hour.   Place dough on a floured countertop Roll into a rectangle.Spread with melted butter (I use almost …

Momma’s White Bread

Momma’s White Bread

This is the white bread that my mom would make for us all the time when growing up! Hers ALWAYS looked perfect and was baked to perfection! It has taken me quite a few tries to get mine looking almost as good as hers! I think this is one of the recipes that I would say reminds me most of my childhood. And its a good one! First you mix the water, yeast, and sugar together and let sit for 5 minutes. (sorry no picture here) Make sure the yeast is foaming and bubbling to the top! Add your salt, …