Friday, June 15, 2018

Overnight French Toast

Overnight French Toast, Baked French Toast, French Toast, Easy Breakfast RecipeLast Christmas, I made an eggnog version of this recipe, and it was so fantastic, that I'm sure it will be a yearly holiday breakfast tradition going forward.  But there's no reason to not make it any time of year, even without eggnog, so for Father's Day, I'll be making this overnight French toast for my husband.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Apple Spice Muffins on a Rainy Spring Day

Apple Spice Muffins, Breakfast, Cinnamon and Sugar, Apple MuffinsUnless you live in the mountains, or near a lot of evergreens, Colorado winters here in the foothills of Denver tend to be rather brown and blah when there's no snow on the ground, and the nondescript scenery in our neighborhood has me longing for the end of winter. It's very much summer now, but when I made these muffins a few weeks ago, it was cool and drizzly, and everything in our small back yard turned a dark, saturated green from the much-needed moisture.

The wet weather kept my husband inside that Saturday, instead of working in the yard, so I baked muffins and we enjoyed a leisurely breakfast with our coffee.  On the weekends, our toddler tends to get a "second breakfast" with us, since we feed him his usual banana, yogurt and oatmeal with cinnamon first before making our own, and he always manages to find room in his tummy, whether we're having scrambled eggs with cheese, or something sweet like these muffins...

Friday, June 1, 2018

Blueberry Coconut Cake

Blueberry Coconut Cake, Fondant Pansies, Edible Flowers, Flower Cake, White Cake, Mother's Day CakeOn Mother's Day, I made my own cake, which I didn't mind at all, since I always have far more cake ideas than I will ever have the time or money to test.  It won't be too long before my boys will be wanting to stand at the counter to "help", and then someday, to bake something all on their own.  I might let my husband handle the kitchen cleanup when that day comes...

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Mini Pink Poppy Cakes

Mini Cakes, Almond Poppyseed Cake with Strawberry Buttercream, Buttercream Poppies, Mini Pink CakesThere's just something about a mini cake that feels so special and elegant.  Each one so perfectly individually-sized and so carefully decorated with sweet buttercream flowers...

Monday, May 14, 2018

Chocolate Almond Biscotti

Biscotti, Chocolate Almond Biscotti, Italian Cookies, Espresso, CoffeeI like my cookies soft, to the point of being under-baked, and will rarely eat a crunchy cookie if offered one.  Biscotti is different though, and its crunchiness is what makes it so perfect for dipping into a cup of hot coffee...

Monday, April 30, 2018

No Churn Ice Cream

No Churn Ice Cream, Mocha Chip Ice Cream, Cake and Cream Ice Cream, Cookies and Cream Ice Cream, Ice Cream Party, Easy Ice Cream RecipeWith the warmer days and still-cold nights, Spring hasn't officially arrived yet in Colorado, but soon...  Our rhubarb has emerged and the lilac trees are beginning to bloom, as are the wildflowers I planted last year and our peach tree, which we've been trying to protect from late spring frost so as not to lose any potential fruit buds.

As ice cream weather approaches, I've also been experimenting with a few no-churn recipes, and I have to say I was quite pleasantly surprised at just how smooth and creamy they were...