Biscuit Donuts

2 May

I’ve had a recent obsession with donuts lately. I blame it on my other obsession with trying to travel to Portland, OR. The other day the Travel Channel was featuring Portland, so of course I had to watch. They have the most amazing little place there – VooDoo Donuts.

Now, I come from a town where something like VooDoo donuts would be chased out by a good hand full  of the town’s people with a torch and pitchfork. These donuts definitely caught my attention and I instantly wanted to make them. I’ve never made donuts before, so I also wanted to try something simple. Biscuit donuts were my answer.

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Sunday Brunch | Caramel Cinnamon French Toast Bake

30 Apr

If French Toast met Cinnamon Rolls and they fell in love and had a child – it would be this. It’s basically a breakfast bread pudding, but this could probably be served for a dessert too, and no one would hold it against you.

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Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

27 Apr

I have a soft spot for cupcakes. I also have a soft spot for snickerdoodles, so when I saw these beauties on Pinterest – I knew I had to try them. When I was little, my nan used to make the best snickerdoodles – ever. Mine never turn out quite the same and I highly doubt they ever will. But food always tastes better when someone else made it, right?

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Homemade Pop Tarts with Vanilla Bean Glaze

24 Apr

These really shouldn’t be in the same class as the well-known go to breakfast cardboard. These are rich and filling, and although not necessarily healthy – the ingredient list is short and I can even read it without having to sound out some of the ingredient names.

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Sunday Brunch | Quiche Lorraine

24 Apr

I’m a sucker for quiche. I love it – it’s cheesy and filled with delicious vegetables, but I have a special spot in my heart reserved for Quiche Lorraine. That’s because it has bacon in it.

I’m fairly certain if I had to eat only 5 foods for the rest of my life, bacon would be there – right next to mushrooms and cheese. I used a thick cut smoked bacon, Wright brand, the first time I made this.

Yummy, yummy bacon

The second time I made this, I used thick cut bacon, Kroger brand. I would recommend the Kroger brand – maybe the best bacon I’ve ever eaten.

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Sinful New York Cheesecake

17 Apr

I don’t like cheesecake. I know, it’s weird. Everyone likes cheesecake – it’s fluffy & creamy & beautiful. But for me, it just gets stuck in my throat and the texture is slimy. Well, this cheesecake has converted me. It’s thick and rich, but not slimy. I think this might have been one of my fiance’s favorite desserts that I have prepared.

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Banana Nut (less) Bread or What I Got for My 21st Birthday

16 Apr

Now, I bet you’re curious about what I received for my 21st birthday. Well, it wasn’t Banana Bread. It was, however, a peanut allergy. Who gets a peanut allergy at the ripe ol’ age of 21? Me, of course. I can’t even have other nuts that may have come in contact with peanuts at some point in their production.

Oh, well. It could be worse – at least it wasn’t shellfish. Anyway, the point is, my Banana Nut Bread comes nut-less these days. It’s okay though, because with this recipe for Banana Nut Bread – it’s just as good without the little lousy legume.

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