Easy Bagels

I didn’t think bagels would be so easy, but they REALLY are. You can start the dough early in the morning and have bagels by lunch. Or if I were more motivated… get up at 3 am, have them ready for breakfast!

And motivation aside, since my KitchenAid mixer sounds like a jet engine taking off, I don’t know if my family would appreciate the 3 am wake up… even for bagels. (more…)

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Hand-Molded Chocolate Houses for Christmas

Chocolate house making at Christmas has been a tradition that I started about 30 years ago and have since shared with my children. Well, technically they are ‘chocolate candy coating’ by Merckens or Ghiradelli… but I’ll get to that soon!

They’ve gotten plainer (believe it or not!) over the years. I used to make them to sell and then after I started having kids, I only made them for friends and neighbors who were


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Sweet Dinner Rolls

Sweet Dinner Rolls (aka crack rolls)

These sweet dinner rolls are fondly referred to by friends and family as the ‘crack rolls’ because they are highly addictive and can cause fights for the first one… another one… last one, etc.

As you can see at the top of the photo, a roll has already been stolen before I could even take one. REALLY GUYS?!

I mostly make little round rolls, but you can (more…)

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Mouth watering buttermilk biscuits!

I wanted something quick and easy to make before breakfast... kind've get everyone going in the morning with the smell leading them to the kitchen. And this recipe is the winner! Prior to it, I had never made biscuits well before... I always ended up with hockey pucks and after awhile stopped trying. Now with so many choices on the internet, I've read about it, watched videos and this recipe is my final say.

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