Gingerbread Cookies
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Gingerbread Cookies

It’s seems hard to believe as much as I love to bake but I can’t remember ever making gingerbread cookies until this year. My family usually makes sugar cookies each year and we have a good time decorating all the different shapes. I was sure I was going to win the cookie decorating contest over the Thanksgiving holiday at Loblolly Manor but my mom pulled a fast one on us at the last minute.

Homemade Bread Wrapper with Free Printable
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Homemade Bread Wrapper with Free Printable

There’s just something about bringing a friend or family member a fresh loaf of bread that conjures the most nostalgic feelings. Baking gifts is one of my favorite things to do and I know it’s some of your favorite things to do too. If you’re spending the holidays visiting friends and family consider bringing them a loaf of baked bread. Here is my recipe for pumpkin bread with a free printable bread wrapper…

Moist Beet Brownies with Peanut Buttercream Frosting

Moist Beet Brownies with Peanut Buttercream Frosting

So, before we get started I feel like I may have lost some of you on this recipe at the word, beet. It’s actually a common thing to add beets to cakes that are considered southern staples. I set about creating this decadent recipe with the ingredients I had on hand for a moist, delicious beet brownie topped with peanut buttercream frosting. Here’s a recipe I’m totally crazy about and I know you’re going to be crazy about it too…

Apple Oatmeal and Walnut Cookies

Apple Oatmeal and Walnut Cookies

After bringing home baskets and baskets of honeycrisp apples this season, we’re down to the last two. It’s been so much fun finding new ways to bake with apples and enjoy old favorites too. These Apple Oatmeal and Walnut cookies are soft and chewy. The apple chunks are sweet and the walnuts give the cookies a bit of crunch. Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make your own…

Pear Streusel Coffee Cake

Pear Streusel Coffee Cake

There are a few things that mark the end of summer and one of them is pear picking. The trees were covered in fruit and since we’ve canned enough for family, friends and neighbors to enjoy I decided to make a pear streusel coffee cake with the extra pears. This moist cake is the perfect way to kick off the fall season…

Sweet Peppermint Sun Tea

Sweet Peppermint Sun Tea

This past weekend I was listening to the weather report. The estimated temperature was a balmy 96 degrees. If that wasn’t hot enough the weatherman added one last note, “It’s going to feel like 105 degrees.” As soon as I heard the report, I got out my vintage Pyrex tea pitcher and decided to make sweet peppermint sun tea.