Carrot-themed recipes remind me of springtime and Easter—maybe because I tend to see a lot of product packaging with bunnies and carrots this time of year! I actually am not a big fan of raw whole carrots, but I do like raw shredded carrots. Strange, right? I’m not sure why! So I tend to have shredded carrots in salads mostly. But here’s another way you can use shredded carrots—in these tasty Carrot Spice Muffins! They’re dense and moist, with a mildly sweet-and-cinnamon-spice flavor. Raisins give them an extra punch of sweetness. And I really like how they rise so nicely! Continue reading
If you’re in the mood for comfort food—and who couldn’t use a little comfort food these days—this Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti is a dish the whole family will enjoy! There’s lots of shredded cheddar cheese in this (4 cups!), along with some rotisserie chicken, a little onion and garlic, chopped green bell pepper, black olives, and some cream of mushroom soup and sour cream to make it nice and creamy! Continue reading
St. Patrick’s Day is not far away, and here’s a super-easy snack mix you can whip up to enjoy and share! This sweet and slightly-salty mix includes some Lucky Charms™ cereal, dry roasted and salted peanuts, mint-flavored green M&M’s, and some vanilla yogurt-covered raisins. They all combine to make a really yummy and colorful snack mix that’s so perfect for St. Patty’s Day celebrations and get-togethers! It’s also great that this recipe just takes minutes to make! Continue reading
I’m a big fan of homemade granola and I usually make it on Saturday mornings. I bake up batches of it year ’round—in the cold weather seasons, I love how the aroma of the granola fills the kitchen, as well as how cozy the warmth from the oven feels as it bakes! And in the warm weather months, I usually get up extra early to make it so the granola bakes in the cool of the morning—before the sun and mid-day heat rise. Continue reading
I had no idea how many people I know like gingerbread! Someone asked me what I had baked recently and I said, “Oh, I just made some gingerbread muffins.” And then, to my surprise, they told me how much they loved gingerbread! Others told me, “I love anything with a gingery flavor—gingerbread is the best” and “Gingerbread reminds me of my grandmother—she would make gingerbread all the time when I was growing up.” So there you have it—gingerbread seems to be a thing, especially in the winter!