Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
Baking Goodness! / Cookies / For the Holidays! / Using Cast Iron

Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

I have been in the mood for chocolate chip cookies lately. Don’t get me wrong though, not just any chocolate chip cookie will do. None of those pre-packaged, commercially-made cookies will satisfy this craving. No…a real, homemade and warm cookie is what has been on my mind. There have been a couple of draw backs … Continue reading

Baked Ham and Cheese Party Sandwiches
Baking Goodness! / For the Holidays! / Main Dishes / Savory and Splendid! / Snacks

Baked Ham and Cheese Party Sandwiches

The past few years when visiting my sister-in-law for either Thanksgiving or Christmas, it has become a tradition to have these awesomely-delicious, super-simple baked ham and cheese King’s Hawaiian roll “party” sandwiches on one of the days while we are visiting. This recipe is our twist on the sandwiches. The base recipe inspiration came from … Continue reading

Whole Wheat Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Baking Goodness! / Breakfast / Desserts / For the Holidays! / Fresh Produce / Goodness on the Side! / Sweet Treats! / Using Freshly Ground Flour / Vegetables

Whole Wheat Chocolate Zucchini Bread

One of the things I love about summer are all of the fresh vegetables that we are able to grow, pick, and then eat up! Our zucchini plants look excellent this year and we’ve been chowin’ down on everything from grilled zucchini, stir-fried zucchini, sautéed zucchini, to zucchini bread. My family loves zucchini bread, but … Continue reading

Tart Cherry Pie Jam
Dairy Free / Desserts / Egg free / For the Holidays! / Fresh Produce / Fruit / Gluten Free / Goodness on the Side! / Homemade Gifts! / Preserving / Sweet Treats! / Using Coconut Oil

Tart Cherry Pie Jam

I am not sure why I was amazed to see two of my children come inside from the backyard the other day with a bowl full of ripe cherries. I know there are cherry trees back there, and I realize that it is summer…the two kind of go hand-in-hand! I guess in my head, it … Continue reading

Sweet Jalapeño Cheese Ball
Appetizers / Egg free / For the Holidays! / Gluten Free / Goodness on the Side! / Savory and Splendid! / Snacks

Sweet Jalapeño Cheese Ball

I made some jalapeño jelly this summer with the bounty of jalepenos that our garden produced. One way that my family enjoys using up this sweet and spicy condiment is by mixing some jelly with cream cheese and eating it with crackers or tortilla chips. It tastes really great, but I have to say that … Continue reading

Hoppin’ John (A traditional New Year’s meal)
Dairy Free / Egg free / For the Holidays! / Fresh Produce / Gluten Free / Main Dishes / Savory and Splendid! / Vegetables

Hoppin’ John (A traditional New Year’s meal)

Happy New Year! Today, I made Hoppin’ John! This a traditional New Year’s meal, incorporating black eyed peas, or pigeon peas. I had always heard that eating black eyed peas on New Year’s Day was traditional, but never knew why. So, I went to Wikipedia and learned what it had to say: “Hoppin’ John is…

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies {gluten-free}
Baking Goodness! / Cookies / Desserts / For the Holidays! / Gluten Free / Snacks / Sweet Treats!

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies {gluten-free}

Today I am getting in the spirit of Christmas with lots and lots baking! I have been excited to try out this gluten-free all-purpose flour in some Christmas cookies, namely something with chocolate and peppermint. Chocolate, especially dark chocolate, and peppermint are a combination which I absolutely adore! I love peppermint mochas and Mint Hot … Continue reading