Orange Zest Muffins


I’m sorry y’all, I’m going to have to say the M word that no one likes, but when it comes to orange muffins, I want them to be Moist. This sweet muffin delivers and then some. In fact, it is so good you might be tempted to serve it for dessert. I love serving them on Christmas morning for brunch and later in the day as a snack.

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Custard Cornbread


Cornbread is a staple on most Thanksgiving tables and for good reason. It literally defines the holiday. Cornbread is rooted, pun intended, to the crops of Native Americans who grounded maize and mixed it with water and salt. It was quickly embraced by European settlers and referred to as “Indian meal”. Today we dress it up with a myriad of ingredients: jalapeno peppers, corn kernels, onion, and herbs and spices. In its truest form, it is still a fairly basic recipe.

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Corn Bread Stuffing


Okay, I know homemade cornbread stuffing seems like a lot of work when you can just go to the store and buy packaged, but the additional time pays off in taste and is time well worth it. Whenever I make cornbread I’ll make extra with this delicious stuffing in mind. I love using it in Stuffed Chicken or Dressed Out Pork Chops and it also makes a great side dish all on its own. This recipe is an explosion of fresh herbs, celery, and onion soaked into homemade cornbread.

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Apple Fritter French Toast


Wake up your breakfast with a plate of apple fritter French toast topped with a buttery bourbon maple syrup. Make the bread at least one day in advance, but the best thing about French toast is it works well with older bread so if time is an issue make the bread over the weekend and put it away use later in the week.

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Cranberry Bread


My mother was a single mom with four kids and every now and then she needed a break from us. I blame my brothers they were hellions. I love you, bruders, but you know it’s true. So, every now and then we would get to spend the weekend with Oma and Opa. I remember waking up to the smell of fresh baking. Oma slicing us a piece of warm bread fresh from the oven. The butter melting into a pool of golden sunshine. There really was nothing like my Oma’s bread. It was airy and light and baked to golden perfection.

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