Browse Category by Sweet
Breads, Breakfast, Sweet

Buckwheat Pumpkin Banana Bread

Buckwheat pumpkin banana bread

It’s really started feeling like fall this past week, so I’ve been doing all the cliché fall things. I bought two new flannels, wore my boots, and picked up a can of puréed pumpkin from the grocery. All things pumpkin/pumpkin spice peaked a 2 or 3 years ago, and now it’s like people have to make a self-depreciating comment before they can admit to liking anything pumpkin related. I will not do that! Pumpkin/pumpkin spice foods and drinks are delightful and fall would be a disappointment without them! I will enjoy my buckwheat pumpkin banana bread with a cup of pumpkin spice chai and will not label myself as #basic.

Continue Reading

Sweet

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie: A not so boring pie

Strawberry rhubarb pie

I wasn’t planning to make a pie. I even have half of a post written for a soup to counter this last (hopefully) round of winter weather. That recipe is put on hold for this strawberry rhubarb pie. Strawberries and rhubarb were both on sale at the grocery store, so how could I not make a pie? While you can buy strawberries all year, rhubarb is almost synonymous with spring in my mind. We are still a few days out from the beginning of spring, but I’m ready to move on from winter!

Continue Reading

Breakfast, Sweet

Cocoa PB2 Chocolate Milk Waffles

Cocoa PB2 Chocolate Milk Waffles topped with raspberry syrup, banana slices, and dark chocolate chunks

Life has been a little chaotic lately! This week is almost over but only going to get busier. However, at the moment, there’s enough time to finally post an update. I’ve discovered the wide variety of homemade waffles, since becoming really active on my food Instagram. Every weekend there are SO many beautiful pictures of fun, and tasty looking waffles! It’s very inspiring and didn’t take long to convince myself to buy a waffle iron. I opted for a light stove top iron over an electric model. For whatever reason, I seem to have an aversion to electric, single-purpose kitchen gadgets. Two days later my waffle iron arrived just in time for the weekend! It took a little experimenting, but I finally made mine own Instagram worthy Cocoa PB2 Chocolate Milk Waffles.

Continue Reading

Breakfast, Sweet

Saturday Morning: Orange glazed pecan cinnamon rolls

A few weeks ago when I doing some recipe research on Pinterest, I stumbled across this recipe for a giant cinnamon roll baked in a cast iron skillet. I couldn’t pass up what looked like such a fun and visually striking recipe, so I saved the post for a future weekend project! However, when I revisited the recipe yesterday evening, I noticed some room for improvement and realized that this massive cinnamon roll was going to be a lot of work. I had my heart set on a cinnamon roll, but I needed to make some changes. I scoured the internet for more cinnamon roll ideas. With the added inspiration and some creativity, I ended up with this decadent recipe for orange glazed pecan cinnamon rolls. Aside from baking the rolls in a cast iron skillet, they are almost completely different from the inspiration recipe.

Continue Reading

Sweet

Bourbon Bundt Cake

 

Sundays have a tendency to feel like a lot of work. There’s so much meal prepping to get ready for the coming week. I feel like I spend all day in the kitchen cooking. Ben feels like he spends all day in the kitchen cleaning up after my cooking. It’s usually worth the effort, since planning lunch in advance helps me move on autopilot in the mornings before work. Today seems extra busy with trying make super bowl party food for our two person party. **Update:  Buffalo chicken meatballs are gross. 0/10. Do not eat.** I’ve been looking forward to sharing this bourbon bundt cake recipe and post for over a week, so I’m also attempting to squeeze some writing into my Sunday!

Continue Reading

Breads, Breakfast, Sweet

Fancy Bread: Whole wheat banana bread with dark chocolate and ginger

I’ve always had pretty ‘meh’ feelings towards banana bread. It’s often found in office kitchens brought in by a coworker trying to clean out their pantry. It seems to always be strangely sticky on the surface. Soggy walnuts are often an unfortunate addition. I appreciate the effort, but I’m not a fan of it. However, when I first tried Molly Wizenberg’s recipe for Banana Bread with Chocolate and Crystallized Ginger, I became a banana bread believer. Her banana bread is a fancy bread and definitely does not warrant ‘meh’ feelings. Also, there are no soggy walnuts.

Continue Reading