Cinnamon Fritters with Pumpkin Spice Caramel Sauce

Cinnamon Fritters with Pumpkin Spice Caramel Sauce |

Homemade caramel sauce made with fall flavors makes an exceptional dip for these simple cinnamon fritters!   You know you are a parent when eating homemade fritters and watching The Zookeeper with the kids is considered an exciting night.  I cannot say the movie was that thrilling but the fritters sure as heck were!  Some might think it sad that fried  fritters make my Friday meaningful.  I mean, I remember when I would have been … Continue reading →

Cherry Almond Quick Bread

This quick bread is made with fresh pitted cherries and has a hint of almond throughout. A simple vanilla almond glaze is drizzled on top!

A quick bread made from fresh cherries with a hint of almond.  A simple almond glaze covers it all! I don't eat breakfast very often.  My family eats buckets of cereal on a daily basis.  They eat it for breakfast and right before bed.  I never was a big fan of cereal.  As a kid, I only ate it until I found the toy hidden inside then, like most kids, I'd leave the opened box in the panty to dry out and go stale.  Nothing grosses me out more … Continue reading →

Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast

Thick french bread stuffed with fresh strawberries and sweeteend cream cheese for the best french toast ever!

This strawberry cheesecake french toast is worthy of a special occasion but easy enough for every day! I have a birthday coming up.  Usually when a special occasion rolls around like a birthday or Mother’s day, my kids offer to make me breakfast and serve it in bed.  This offer is genuine and incredibly kind, but I have yet to take them up on it.  There is something about eating in the same place I sleep that makes my skin crawl.  Literally. … Continue reading →

Blueberry Coffee Cake with Coconut Streusel

Light and tender coffee cake filled with lots of fresh blueberries and topped with a toasted coconut streusel.

A tender coffee cake with lots of fresh blueberries and the most perfect coconut streusel!   I don’t remember how old I was when I first learned to ride a bike.  I do remember my dad teaching me at the baseball fields at school.  I can even remember the moment he let go and I realized I was going it alone.  The strange thing is, I never really learned how to break to stop the bike.  That information is quite embarrassing and I’m not … Continue reading →

Caramel Macchiato Chocolate Muffins

Chocolate muffins with a hint of caramel macchiato: a coffee house favorite!

A coffee house favorite in an easy chocolate muffin!    In high school, you could find my girlfriends and I hanging out on Friday nights at the coffee houses located around the University of Cincinnati campus.  We thought we were so cool.  We'd order the fanciest, overpriced coffee drinks possible and if we were able to get one with a shot of Kahlua, well then, we really thought we were something. We would maturely sip our … Continue reading →

Raspberry Petal Pull Apart Bread

A simple raspberry pull apart treat with raspberry jam, lemon sugar and Rhodes Dinner Rolls!

I have been compensated for this post, but all opinions are always my own! A simple raspberry topped sweet pull apart bread that is perfect for breakfast! I have a sore throat.  I’ve been spending the week clearing it, loudly.  Thats my passive aggressive way of reminding my family that Mother’s Day is quickly approaching.   No one seems to picking up on the clues I’m throwing down. What’s a mom got to do to get some props??? And not the … Continue reading →

Coconut Blueberry French Toast

An easy and delicious over night baked french toast that is loaded with plump blueberries and lots of coconut!

This Coconut Blueberry French Toast will make your brunch a breeze! Prep your french toast the night before and simply bake and eat when you are ready! Easter sneaks up on me every year.  Perhaps it has to do with the never-ending winter that plagues Ohio.  I spend my early spring leisurely preparing for Easter by baking with Peeps but by Good Friday I find myself making a late night run to Target to buy picked over bags of … Continue reading →

Orange Scented Chocolate Chip Scones

Chocolate and orange are perfect together in these Orange scented chocolate chip scones!

Orange Scented Chocolate Chip Scones make an excellent breakfast or midday snack! Coffee or tea optional! Do you ever have one of those eerily quiet days?  Days where the phone doesn’t ring at all.  Days where the only emails you find in your inbox are from stores and daily deal sites.  Days where not one single person sends you a text. Do you ever days where UPS delivers to every house but yours and the mailman only has circulars and … Continue reading →

Lemon Raspberry Muffins

Simple and fresh muffins ready for spring! Lots of fresh raspberries and a healthy squeeze of lemon in each bite!

Nothing says spring like fresh berries! These Lemon Raspberry Muffins have lots of ripe, fresh raspberries and a splash of lemon in each bite! I reached a new milestone in parenthood.  My son called me mean.  Frankly, I assumed that someone would have called me that sooner.  I’m not necessarily mean, but I am an enforcer of rules.  Rules and kids don’t always mix.  I should say, by enforcing rules, I mean I yell a lot.  It’s not my fault.  I … Continue reading →