I really like making quick breads in the cold weather months because, while they’re baking in the oven, my kitchen gets a little warmer and cozier. The aroma of something baking also adds to the coziness! So I made this Cranberry Nut Cream Cheese Bread—I’ve never made cranberry bread with cream cheese in it, but I thought it would make a nice moist loaf…and it does!Continue reading
Years ago, I bought a little rosemary plant during the holiday season. It was pruned to look like a miniature Christmas tree. Not only was it a cute little plant, it was so nice to have the scent of fresh rosemary in the house! When spring came, I planted it in a sunny spot by the front porch. It grew from a small little plant into a huge, huge bush. It even started getting pretty deep purple blossoms on it—I didn’t know rosemary blooms, so that was a nice bonus!
I learned that rosemary helps keeps bugs away, so it was great to have it right next to the front porch. The bush stayed green all year long; it would stop growing in the winter months and then it would flourish with new growth in the spring. The nicest thing about having the bush was that I could pick fresh rosemary for cooking and baking anytime I needed it, year-round.Continue reading
This is a great dip that I first made it years ago and it gets eaten up so quickly that I never have had time to take a photo of it! So I just had to make it again to get that photo! This Cheesy Chili Dip is super-easy to make and really good. You can serve it with tortilla chips, corn chips, or crackers…or a combination of all of these. I like to add a little more cheese than the original recipe calls for—extra cheese never hurts, right? 🙂 I also like to add a little extra chopped green onion, along with some sliced black olives. Yum! I found the original recipe over at myfoodandfamily.com.Continue reading
I had some peaches that were really getting ripe and peach cupcakes seemed like a great way to use them! So I made some cupcakes with chopped peaches in the batter and frosted them with cream cheese frosting. Then I topped each cupcake with a fresh peach slice.Continue reading
Fresh fruit served with a sweet, creamy dip is great for a summer brunch, snack, or even a light dessert. And this is a ridiculously easy fruit dip that’s so good! It’s made with just two simple ingredients—marshmallow creme and fruit-flavored cream cheese. The marshmallow creme makes the dip really smooth and creamy. Serve this dip with a variety of your favorite fruit!Continue reading