Home baked pretzels

Our whole family loves pretzels. These are so easy to make too. Hope you all like this one. Warm pretzels from the oven on a cold Winter day is so yummy. You will need: 5 cups of flour 2 1/2 cups of water 1 tsp. Salt 1 tsp. Yeast 1/4 cup of butter Mix into…

Update: Apple picking in the country

Wow, we are crawling with apples. Well it is that time of year, when apples are everywhere, so I shouldn’t be so shocked, but it is a little overwhelming. Our neighbors here in the city just went on a road trip and when they got back from visiting family in Idaho they brought back a…

Shopping trip with hubby

Sometimes we take shopping trips to my husband’s favorite stores. Those stores either are car related or outdoor adventure and sports stores. Whoops, forgot fish and scuba, oh and restaurant supply stores. Then there are the little mom and pop delis around the city. He actually enjoys a lot of unique shops. Last month we…

Peanut butter cookies

Time for something yummy and fun all rolled up together in a delicious little cookie. In our family we are still trying to make small changes here and there when it comes to the foods we eat. These simple recipes that don’t require a lot of ingredients are not only better for us but they…

 Shopping at the Farmers market

“You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don’t trust enough” Frank Crane We try to get to a farmers market at least once a month. Nothing wrong with the larger food stores but at a farmers market you can find a healthier selection of foods…

DIY-Decorating sugar cookies

Repost- This was one of my favorite posts to write and it happens to hold the spot of number 3 most popular post of mine. I always love any excuse to bake cookies for the people I love. I also love being creative. The two didn’t mix very well in this post because my cookies…

Baked zucchini

Our neighbors across the street brought us a bunch of zucchini from their garden. So sweet. Thank you Lillian, Vance and baby Phebes. I found a really nice recipe online for a healthier version of fried zucchini and here it is:   Ingredients 2 tablespoons Olive oil 4 medium zucchinis 1 large egg 1/2 cup…

YouTube baking – Chocolate cupcakes

“The secret ingredient is Love, it’s always Love.” YouTube picked out a fun one for me this time…chocolate cake, YUMS! That’s all I can say, this is yummy you guys. This two and four ingredient cooking is right up my alley. I am actually having fun with cooking. This is what you need: 4 eggs…

Banana Bread

I am at a loss for words. That is not a very catchy title…just Banana bread. This week is the first week that the heat has officially hit us here in Phoenix Arizona and I am feeling the blahs. Or I am feeling the summer time blues. I don’t know what to call it, wow…

Lemon brownies

Been practicing baking and found this recipe on YouTube, just had to share it with you all. It is from Bake like a pro-lemon brownies . Yummy stuff. Hope you all enjoy.   1 cup all purpose flour 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup of lemon juice 2 eggs 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup granulated sugar…