Pear + Walnut Muffins

I came up with this idea one day when my daughter wouldn’t eat her pears. She was having tummy issues and we really needed her to eat them to help with digestion.  I am not sure if muffins are the answer to tummy issues but it made me feel good as a mom that she [...]

Vegan Veggie Cakes

The original purpose of this website was to share family recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation.  As I am embarking on this journey I have realized that I have not shared how my current family and I eat on a regular basis.  That is what my daughter will remember when she [...]

Horn Cookies

Horn cookies are a staple in my husband’s family for as long as they can remember.  Stories of Grandma Erica circle around every Christmas.   Stories about how she had the kids take turns mixing the dough with a wooden paddle and had them patiently form each little cookie instead of making a couple big ones.  [...]

Reusable Produce Bags + Beeswax Food Wrap

My 2020 New Year’s Resolution  I never realized it but since 2003 I have been challenging myself to move towards more ecofriendly ways of life.  Nothing super monolithic like building an ecofriendly house from scratch (even though that would be AMAZING!); just swapping out ordinary everyday things for more eco-conscience everyday things.  Every year I [...]

Andouille Sausage + Turkey Gumbo

This is my husband’s love.  He has been making and perfecting this recipe since 2013; his father since 2010, and his uncle since way before that!  My husband and I started dating in 2007 and I remember his uncle having us over for gumbo the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  It has become a tradition to always [...]

Holiday Wreath Bread

I am so happy I scribbled this recipe down because now it is gone, forever lost in the world wind of moves and life.  My mom started baking this wreath bread in the early 90’s, maybe even the 80’s; the recipe came from a little green book that we can no longer find.  I scribbled [...]

Chorizo Mac and Cheese

We always have some kind of mac and cheese dish for Thanksgiving. We have tried it with 5 cheeses, with cauliflower, with buffalo chicken, and chorizo. Chorizo is one of my favorites so I am putting it down in the family recipe book to share with the next generation and with you. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do and it becomes of a part of one of your traditions!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

My love for banana bread started in college with the best roommates ever! There’s an inside joke surrounding this wonderful loaf but it’s one of those you had to be there type of moments that will live with me forever. Since my college days I have tried multiple iterations of this awesome bread and finally came up with what I believe is the best recipe out there. It is moist, fluffy and just the right amount of chocolate if that is your thing; if it’s not just leave them out. I think every family should have banana bread in their recipe book and I look forward to my family passing this down and hope yours does as well.