Are you tired of the same old traditions like I am? It feels like I’ve had the same meals at the same holidays forever. Of course, they’re always good and we stick with them because they’re easy and the tradition. This year, I’ve decided that’s not a good enough reason. It’s time to break free!
I love Easter. Why? Well, it’s the unofficial start to spring. The weather doesn’t always cooperate, but the food surely does. Often, the Easter meal consists of ham (I even made a version last year!). Don’t ask me why, but this is what’s traditional here in the Midwest. Well, this year I’m throwing traditional out
Granola satisfies that sweet, salty, crunchy craving we all have. Well, that’s precisely what it should do! Granola was invented at a sanitarium (a health-like spa of its day) in the 1860s and marketed as a health food. I cannot imagine what the first granola tasted like, but it has been reincarnated and reinvented almost
Yogurt has become so synonymous with our daily lives. But who would ever think of making it at home, right? Well, for those who may think this, you’re at the right place because this recipe is exactly for you. Right now, yogurt is having a moment. It’s in every commercial, you can buy it in
What is a soda bread? Maybe you aren’t familiar with this type of bread, but traditionally, a lot of people celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with soda bread. And in case you’re thinking it: yes, there are other ways to celebrate than with green beer. For this year’s Saint Patrick’s Day, I’m taking the traditional recipe
One of my grandmas always made banana bread. I mean always. One reason is that, like all of us, when Grandma had bananas that were beginning to ripen too quickly, banana bread was a way to use them. Also, Grandma loved to make anything that was tried and true. She knew exactly how to make
Coffee cake is one of the most comforting brunch foods. I mean, who doesn’t want an excuse to eat cake for breakfast? And this raspberry blood orange coffee cake filled with a cream cheese layer is everything I want at brunch. Personally, a coffee cake needs to contain three specific components for me to be
Imagine walking into your favorite bakery. A quaint small bakery. The tables are filling up with regulars sipping their favorite morning drink. The scent of freshly ground coffee hits your nose the moment you open the door. You hear the espresso machine churning out shots of steaming espresso topped with a thick layer of crema.