daisy braid bread {great beginner bread recipe!}

This gorgeous braided bread is easy to make and perfect for beginners. It rises in the fridge so you can make it ahead and bake whenever you want. Great recipe for gifting!

  Daisy braid bread was the very first bread recipe I learned to make all by myself, courtesy of Ms. Kellogg, my eighth grade home ec teacher. It looks impressive and tastes amazing, but it’s actually pretty easy to make, meaning it’s a perfect recipe for beginners. Seriously, no need to be scared even if […]

easy & healthy vanilla rainbow fruit smoothies

these taste like the smoothies you get at the mall, but way healthier! vanilla rainbow fruit smoothies: just fruit and vanilla almond milk. easy!

If you asked, I would probably tell you I want to eat healthier. Everyone wants to eat healthier, right? Healthier is a good thing. Less sugar, more real food, and all that jazz. But deep down, I really just want to eat stuff that tastes good. I really, really like food. Thinking about having to eat […]

easy healthy triple berry pancake topping {low sugar!}

finally, a healthy alternative to syrup! this low sugar triple berry pancake topping takes just minutes to make and you can even use frozen berries!

I recently made the mistake of reading the nutritional information on my favorite brand of berry syrup: 200 calories for a quarter cup serving. Ouch. This delicious stuff that turns plain old pancakes into something magical does it the same way most other magical food does – with lots of sugar. I’m not sure why […]

how to make cinnamon honey butter {easy recipe}

this cinnamon honey butter is so good and so easy to make! perfect on rolls, toast, even sweet potatoes!

I was pretty stoked a few years ago when our town got a Costco. Not only can we now shop there and spend way more money than we’d planned to every time we go, we can also wander around during lunchtime, eating up samples to our hearts’ content. Go Costco. Anyway, lately they’ve been sampling […]

glazed lemon cookies {easy cake mix hack recipe}

these crazy delicious lemon cookies only take a few minutes to make since they start with a cake mix

Around here springtime means one thing: lemon cookies. Ok, not really, because we’d never had lemon cookies until a few days ago. But springtime (or almost spring) is as good a time as any for pretty yellow cookies that mix up in mere minutes thanks to the not-so-secret ingredient: a boxed lemon cake mix. We’ve […]

how to make rolls in advance & bake later {fridge & freezer methods}

did you know you can make roll dough ahead and refrigerate or freeze it, then bake later? perfect for busy days and holiday dinners!

One of the questions I get all the time on my roll recipes is “can you make the dough in advance and bake it later?” It’s a great question, because rolls definitely taste the best fresh out of the oven, but it can be hard to find time to make the dough, let it rise, shape, rise […]

amazing garlic & herb dinner roll recipe

these garlic & herb dinner rolls are amazing! soft and light and flavorful and just plain good. great recipe & step by step photo instructions.

I know, I know, us blogger peeps claim every single recipe we post is simply. amazing. Like awesome-sauce and all that. To tell you the truth, there’s a chance that not every single recipe on this here blog is earth shatteringly amazing. Some of them are actually probably just…really good. But this one? Well, you […]

20 healthy easy recipes your kids will actually want to eat


Every year in January it seems like it would be a good idea to make an effort to cook healthier meals for my family. Of course, I’m kind of a lazy cook, so while the idea of cooking healthy food sounds good, I’m probably not actually going to do it if it takes lots of […]