Overnight Coffee Cake

Have guests in town during the holidays?
Make breakfast easy with this Overnight Coffee Cake!

Have guests in town?  Make breakfast easy with this Overnight Coffee Cake!I have a weakness for coffee cake.  I say weakness, but what I really mean to say is that coffee cake is my Kryptonite.  I can’t walk past it without at least grabbing a slice…or two.  My sister even mailed me my favorite coffee cake for my birthday this past year.  See, I told you I loved coffee cake!  There’s something about the combination of brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg that stops me dead in my tracks.  This Overnight Coffee Cake has been a family favorite since…well, since I can remember.Continue Reading »

Easy Yeast Rolls

A basket of these freshly baked Easy Yeast Rolls would be the
perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table!

A basket of these warm Easy Yeast Rolls is the perfect addition to any dinner table!What are the recipes that remind you of childhood?  Did Mom make a delicious meatloaf?  Or maybe the recipe for Grandma’s chocolate chip cookies is a highly guarded family secret.  For me, these Easy Yeast Rolls rank pretty high up there on the list of childhood memories.

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Roasted Squash and Freekah Pilaf

Got a case of the winter-is-coming blues?  Then whip up a batch of this
Roasted Squash and Freekah Pilaf. It’s exactly what the doctor ordered!

Mix things up a bit!  This Roasted Squash and Freekah Pilaf is a delicious seasonal side dish! I know I’ve mentioned it here before, but I used to teach Latin.  Yup, Latin.  That dead language that only allows me to communicate with other Latin teachers and the Pope.  But here’s the thing.  Latin might not be spoken much anymore, but I love the language.  The verb conjugations and noun declensions make sense (well, mostly).  Latin really is much easier than English.  Take this sentence, for instance: At the present moment, the children present a present to the mayor.  Seriously? Continue Reading »

Carnitas Tacos

These Carnitas Tacos are slow-cooked to perfection.
They’re an easy recipe that’s perfect to make on a chilly weekend!

These Carnitas Tacos are a slow cooked to perfection.  They're the perfect recipe to make on a chilly weekend!Can we talk easy food for a minute?  As a food blogger, I spend a lot of time in the kitchen…and I absolutely love testing recipes!  Tweak this for the next time.  Add that for the next batch.  Good thing for me is that my wife loves to cook, too.  Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and I’m certain that we will cook a full Turkey Day feast here.  (Never mind the fact that it’s just the two of us…but then again, Thanksgiving leftovers are the best part, right??)  Despite our passion for cooking and baking, sometimes we like to take it easy.  Continue Reading »