As in a family with a small child, Finding tasty but healthy snacks can be tough to find a common ground where both the parents and kid is happy. Granola bars a a popular choice with the ease of serving, somewhat healthy and they love them. In these homemade granola bars, the flavors are endless and they are delicious period. My favorite combination is mixing in coconut, mini chocolate chips and M&M's. The bars are made with in minutes and are very easy to make. They travel very well and will energize you when you need a little something to get through the day. After making these, you will never go back to the store bought granola bars.
As fall starts to creep in, one of my favorite fruits become ripe, the apple. Apples are an amazing ingredients to cook and bake with all of the sweetness and great texture. These homemade apple pancakes are a great easy breakfast for these upcoming fall mornings. The pancakes come out light and fluffy and the apple topping adds a great apple flavor and sweetness with the butter and brown sugar sauce. It's a great fruit filled breakfast that even kids will love.
When i think of summer, one of the first things I think about is ripe peaches. Peaches have been one my favorites since I was a young guy. In these fresh peach muffins, the muffins come out moist and delicious! The muffins are packed with great peach flavors spiced with cinnamon. The crumble topping adds another layer of sweetness and crunch to the tender muffins. Your family will love these!!
When you think of Quick breads they are usually full of some type of fruit and filled with sugar. With this bacon and cheese quick bread, the bread is a savory loaf that is packed with salty bacon and creamy swiss cheese. It is perfect for those occasions that you need to have something salty and savory. As it being a quick bread, it is very easy to make and is delicious with only about 20 minutes of preparation.
As we are in the middle of the summer, the super hot weather we are having here is making the zucchini grow at a crazy rate. These double chocolate zucchini muffins are the perfect way to use some of them up. The muffin come out sweet and rich of from the chocolate and moist from the tender zucchini speckled throughout. Like most muffins they are super quick and easy to make and they freeze fantastic in a air tight container for a few months, but they tend not to last very long once baked.
There is nothing like a hot, flaky biscuit that almost melts in your mouth as you are eating them. The problem is, biscuits are very similar to other pastry dough like pie dough where you need to cut the butter in quickly so it stays cold to make the dough come out light and flaky as the biscuits bake. With the heavy cream substituting for the butter in these biscuits, it makes the preparation much easier and the biscuits still come out light and flaky like you want them to. There is zero fuss in these and the preparation is a breeze with the use of one bowl and is ready to bake before you oven is even ready.
If you are looking for something new to go with your lunches or dinner in place of the normal bread or crackers for your soups and chili. These scallion cornmeal fritters are the perfect accompaniment to soups and stews and are a great side for pretty much any dinner in place of bread. The fritters are basically a cornbread or hush puppy pancakes. The cornmeal fritters are extremely easy to make and takes about 15-20 minutes from start to finish.
When most people think of scones, they think a dry and hard triangle that is lacking flavor and mouth feel. The key to making scone is very similar to making pie crust, you need to have the butter cold and well distributed throughout the dough to get that tender and flakiness that makes both a great. These lemon blueberry scones are tender and flaky and packed full of flavor. They are amazing right out the oven, and with making small batch of six in this recipe it is perfect since they all will be enjoyed most likely right away. If you have ever doubted scones, you need to try these!!
A classic spring dessert is the traditional carrot cake. In these quick and easy carrot cake muffins they bring the classic flavor into a easy handheld breakfast that is perfect for any morning. The muffins come out super moist and packed with carrots, pecans and spice flavor. Then topped with a hefty layer of cream cheese frosting makes them a great treat through the day, especially for breakfast. The muffins can be frozen without the frosting wrapped individually or in freezer storage bags.
The Orange Blossom Muffin is classic muffin that is simple to prepare and full of citrus flavor and crunchy pecan pieces. It's a great muffin if you are not a big fan of over sweet muffins but still has enough sweetness to enjoy. The muffins take about 10 -15 minutes to prepare and about an additional 15 minutes to bake and come out moist and fluffy. In a air tight container, they will last for a few days.
Hey everyone, I am Dan and Live in Minnesota. I am here to show you the wonderful world of cooking and baking. As being a young boy in the kitchen to being a chef for over 10 years, I will show you the great recipes I have used over the years and what I do next. Please stick around and Enjoy!!