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
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!
I’ve had this recipe for a loooong time—someone I used to work with gave it to me. It started out as a very bready breakfast casserole, but I made some small changes to it over time and I like it even more now. This recipe has more bread in it than the typical breakfast casserole, which is a plus because it nicely absorbs the egg mixture and doesn’t turn out runny or soggy. Another plus is that this recipe is so convenient to make because you can put the ingredients together the night before and just pop it in the oven in the morning! Continue reading
Here’s a recipe that’s easy to make and perfect for serving at a brunch, a light lunch, or tea time! Creamy Veggie Croissants have a delicious creamy filling made with mayonnaise, sour cream, and whipped cream cheese spread—and packed with lots of finely-chopped veggies and herbs. Serve this creamy mixture on a croissant over a lettuce leaf to make it even more appetizing. You can also add thinly-sliced deli meat like turkey or chicken (ham or beef would work, too), to make these sandwiches more of a meal.