Small Batch Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

I made these muffins last night and know you will love these too. If you are in search of a muffin to feed your family that isn't overly sugary (no refined sugar, uses honey) and provides them with a healthy snack, this is for you. During these times of quarantine, I feel like I'm eating more snacks throughout the day than normal so these Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins were a welcomed change. This Small Batch Blueberry Oatmeal Muffin recipe is based on Sally's Baking Addition recipe. I cut her ... Continue Reading

A How-To Guide For Making Your Family Cookbook + Video

(** This post contains an Affiliate link any compensation will go to support my next cup of coffee) There is no question that right now in April 2020 people, including myself, are home baking and cooking more with our families. For me baking is a source of comfort during these uncertain times. I've made childhood favorites, family staples and even taken a few items off my baking bucket list. As a photographer I document almost everything. Our neighborhood walks, new milestones, homeschoo... Continue Reading

How To Make Your First Sourdough Bread + Video & Worksheet

If you have ever wanted to bake bread but fear that it's too difficult or you don't have enough time, I'm here to tell you that after following the below steps in this post you will feel more confident in making your first sourdough bread. Let's just get one thing out of the way first, yes there are many steps along the way to cutting into your first loaf of bread, but the amount of time per step is minimal, some are as quick as 15 seconds. Yes, 15 seconds! If you have the desire, determinat... Continue Reading

Easy 7 Day Sourdough Starter Recipe + Worksheet

Ready, on your mark, get set, GO! If you love starting your morning off with a perfect slice of homemade sourdough toast, then it's time to get your starter going. Search for or purchase a glass jar that is around 34oz in size. You will also need All-purpose or Rye (your preference) flour and water. That's it. Oh yeah, how do you make a starter anyways? I have created the below Sourdough Planner worksheet to keep you on track and organized. This specific sourdough is a 7 day 100% ... Continue Reading
Easy Patriotic Sugar Cookies

Easy Patriotic Sugar Cookies

These cookies not only represent the American flag colors but they also marks the first school bake sale item for my kitchen helper and I. Now that he is in school full-time we can participate in fun activities such as this. With a packed schedule I knew I wanted to make something Red, White and Blue but also did not have time to have hours of chilling dough in the fridge. I decided to utilized my easy no-chill sugar cookie recipe and transform the dough into different colors with just a few ... Continue Reading

Molasses Halloween Cookies

A Lunchbox Treat Halloween is such a fun holiday for kids. My kitchen helper is especially into all the things Halloween this year, so I wanted to make a fun, fast and easy cookie together. This recipe for Molasses Halloween Cookies is actually adapted from my Homemade Animal Crackers recipe. Not only did we create some fun one-eyed monsters, but we utilized our letter cookie cutters to make different sayings. These cookies are easy to make with a food processor and your kitchen helper ... Continue Reading

Small Batch Boston Creme Pie Cupcakes

A Gift of Gratitude Over the summer I started a new tradition with my 6 year old kitchen helper, a Gratitude Journal. I simply used a clipboard and sheets of printer paper to write down what we were grateful for each day. We would discuss what we did and if there were any moments of gratitude no matter how big or small. It was this daily routine that sparked the idea of making these Small Batch Boston Creme Pie Cupcakes for a dear friend to say Thank You. I wanted to express my gratitude ... Continue Reading
Mini Chocolate Cake

Baking With Kids: Mini Chocolate Cake With Vanilla Frosting

Just in time for your next chocolate craving or a small celebratory gathering, this mini chocolate cake with vanilla frosting will not disappoint. Last week my kitchen helper and I traveled to California to visit family. My 3 year old nephew was so excited that we were going to bake a cake. (His request) I knew he was a fan of chocolate cake so this recipe by Dessert For Two was a perfect match. Our version had vanilla frosting and rainbow nonpareils, which was definitely kid approved. There ... Continue Reading
Mini Vanilla Whoopie Pies

Mini Vanilla Whoopie Pies

A Pot of Gold for St. Patrick's Day Whoopie Pies are a classic New England treat with origins in Maine and some would also argue Pennsylvania Amish. Traditionally they are a chocolate cake with a marshmallow based filling and are a terrific treat to have any time of the year. We had fun making our own version of chocolate mini whoopie pies and transformed them into edible spiders for Halloween. Check out that post here: Mini Chocolate Whoopie Pies Post. With St. Patrick's Day a few weeks ... Continue Reading
lemon blueberry bread

Lemon Blueberry Bread

An Easy Quick Bread To Bake With Kids Winter is still lingering here in New England but I'm looking forward to Springtime weather and flavors. The warmer temperatures and flowers alway make me feel refreshed and ready to enjoy the outdoors. Every year my kitchen helper and I travel to a local orchard to pick berries and we especially love blueberry season. Although blueberries are not in season here, this Lemon Blueberry Quick Bread is a great way to get your Spring flavor fix. I will ... Continue Reading