Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

This is a light yeasted whole wheat breakfast dough using part whole wheat flour and part unbleached white flour. You can easily make these ahead and freeze them. Follow the more detailed instructions at the bottom of the page on how to freeze and bake for fresh rolls on Christmas morning. Keep in mind this post shows this recipe multiplied … Read More

Freeze It Fresh : Chicken Pot Pies

Chicken Pot Pie

Fall has arrived in the Pacific Northwest inspiring me once again to prepare for the chilly winter months ahead. There’s something about getting our freezer and pantry fully stocked that makes me look forward to winter with all of it’s festivities, cozy meals and conversations around our kitchen table. This last Saturday morning was grey and drizzly…..the perfect day to … Read More

Sweet Potato Quesadillas with Kale Apple Slaw

Sweet Potato Quesadillas with Kale Apple Slaw

This meal got two thumbs up from Jack, my greatest critic and cheerleader, and BONUS…I had it on the table in an hour. It helped that I “nuked” the sweet potatoes (or yams). After giving them a good scrubbing, I poked them all over with a fork and cooked them in the microwave at 2 minute intervals, repeating the cooking … Read More

Ten Peach Pies in the Freezer…it’s easier than you think!

Peach Pie

Have you ever noticed what you reach for when you’re SO hungry you can’t think about anything else? Like when you don’t eat breakfast so by 10 a.m. that gooey donut at the office is impossible to resist. Or, in an effort to lose weight, you eat a salad at lunch but by the time 4 o’clock rolls around you’re … Read More

Every Day Whole Wheat Bread

Every Day Whole Wheat Bread

My dorm room in college was a studio apartment.  It wasn’t long before I was putting that little oven in my teeny kitchen to use and luscious aromas of bread baking wafted through the halls of that old apartment building. I got bit by the bread baking bug! In my naivety, I first tackled bagels, challah, and crusty french breads. Fast forward to marriage and … Read More