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Lemon Raspberry Streusel Muffins

Lemon Raspberry Streusel Muffins

If you’re in need of a little comfort right now, grab a whisk and whip up a batch of Lemon Raspberry Streusel Muffins. Now you can enjoy light and fluffy, bakery-style muffins at home. These delicious muffins are lightly flavored with lemon, chock-full of sweet […]

Bananas Foster French Toast Bake

Bananas Foster French Toast Bake

Bananas Foster French Toast Bake combines three of my favorite things from New Orleans, brunch, booze and dessert! Mardi Gras season is here and it’s leaving me with some major NOLA daydreams. We spent 5 days in the Big Easy last Spring and like any first […]

Pumpkin Scones

Pumpkin Scones

We are smack dab in the middle of Fall and I am absolutely loving it. Give me all the Fall things!!! I want the leaves, and the weather, and the sweaters, and the baking of all things pumpkin of course. Our Pumpkin Scones will give you all the Fall vibes. These cake-like scones make an excellent addition to breakfast or brunch and pair wonderfully with a Pumpkin Spice Latte if I do say so myself. And don’t you dare skimp on that glaze!! It’s sweetness is the perfect compliment to the savory pumpkin flavor. Pumpkin lovers will be all about this one!

Here’s all you’ll need: flour, brown sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, butter, eggs, canned pumpkin, milk, and confectioners’ sugar.

Pumpkin Scones ingredients list

In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, 1-1/2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Stir with a whisk to combine.

Flour, brown sugar, baking powder, 3 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt whisked together in a large mixing bowl.

Next using a knife, a fork, or a pastry blender, cut in the butter until it resembles coarse crumbs. Now I absolutely hate having extra tools cluttering up my kitchen drawers. But oh my goodness I wish I would have bought a pastry blender years ago. Seriously you can grab one for like $5. Totally worth it.

Butter being cut into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.

Add the egg, pumpkin, and 1/4 cup milk to a separate bowl and whisk it all up! It doesn’t seem like there’s a lot of liquid in this recipe but trust me when I say these Pumpkin Scones will bake up nice and moist. It’ll be love at first bite.

Eggs, milk and pumpkin whisked together in a separate mixing bowl.

Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just moistened. The dough will be sticky! Turn on a lightly floured surface. Continue to knead (about 10 times) until a soft dough forms, soaking up the additional flour as you go.

A ball of pumpkin scone dough on a lightly floured surface.

Press the dough into an 8 inch circle, then cut it into eight wedges. Separate the wedges and spread them out evenly on a parchment lined baking sheet. Parchment paper = not only better baking results but also easier clean up. It’s a win win!! Brush the wedges with the remaining 1/4 cup of milk. Bake in a 400 degree preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the pumpkin scones are golden brown.

Pumpkin scone dough rolled out into an 8 inch circle and then cut into eight wedges with a pizza cutter.

Remove the scones from the oven and place on wire racks to cool. Cool for 10 minutes. Add the confectioners’ sugar, 1-1/2 Tablespoons of milk, and 1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice to a small mixing bowl. Whisk until a creamy glaze forms. Even the glaze smells nice and pumpkin-y!

Pumpkin scones cooling on a wire rack. Confectioners' sugar, milk, and pumpkin spice mixed together in a small bowl to make a glaze.

Drizzle the glaze over the warm scones to finish. Load ’em up too cause man, that glaze is just delish!!! Pumpkin Scones are best served still slightly warm from the oven. Makes ya feel all wam and cozy on the inside! If you love all things pumpkin then you’ll wanna try our Pumpkin Waffles next!

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Pumpkin Scones

October 28, 2019
: 8 scones
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter (1 stick)
  • 1 large eggs
  • 3/4 cups canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup whole milk, divided
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (just a pinch)
Directions
  • Step 1 In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, 1-1/2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Cut in the butter until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Step 2 In a separate bowl, whisk the egg, pumpkin, and 1/4 cup milk.
  • Step 3 Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just moistened. The dough will be sticky! Turn on a lightly floured surface. Continue to knead (about 10 times) until a soft dough forms.
  • Step 4 Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Press the dough into an 8 inch circle then cut it into eight wedges. Separate the wedges and spread them evenly on the baking sheet. Brush the wedges with the remaining 1/4 cup of milk.
  • Step 5 Bake in a 400 degree preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool. Cool for 10 minutes.
  • Step 6 Add the confectioners’ sugar, 1-1/2 Tablespoons of milk, and 1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice to a small mixing bowl. Whisk until a creamy glaze forms. Drizzle the glaze over warm scones. Enjoy!

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Puff Pastry Eggs Benedict

Puff Pastry Eggs Benedict

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. My hubby’s a morning person but me…eh….not so much. I’m more of a brunch gal. But I’ll tell you what! You can drag me out of bed any day of the week for this […]

Snowflake Bread

Snowflake Bread

I’m taking a different approach to winter this year. Instead of dreading it, I’m going to celebrate it. And I’ll start by making this gorgeous Snowflake Bread! This spectacular star shaped bread looks tricky but I think you ALL can handle it. It’s basically a […]

Light & Flaky Biscuits

Light & Flaky Biscuits

If you love to hit the bread basket during dinner then this recipe is for you! Our Light & Flaky Biscuits bake up soft and buttery in a matter of minutes! A few simple ingredients (that you probably already have on hand) are all that’s needed to bake up this delicious, no fail recipe. Nothing beats the taste of a warm biscuit fresh from the oven! Light & Flaky Biscuits are perfect to serve alongside a quick and easy weeknight dinner. Or add a little jam and pair them with breakfast or brunch. Either way you’ll be glad you tried this one!

Here’s all you’ll need: flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, shortening, an egg, and milk.

Light & Flaky Biscuits ingredients list #biscuits #flakybiscuits #homemadebiscuits

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt to combine.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt to combine. #biscuits #flakybiscuits #homemadebiscuits

Cut in the shortening using a fork or dun-da-da-daaaaa…..wait for it…..a pastry blender!!! I finally bit the bullet and bought a pastry blender. It was so adult of me!! No more squishing with my fingers when a recipe calls to cut in butter or shortening with a knife or fork. Ok so maybe I’ll go back to my roots every once in awhile. It WAS pretty fun! But seriously BUY a pastry blender. They’re so inexpensive and really make your life so much easier. And they don’t take up too much room in your kitchen which is half the reason I stall on buying specialty kitchen gadgets.

Cut in the shortening using a pastry blender or fork. #biscuits #flakybiscuits #homemadebiscuits

Next whisk together the egg and milk. I always use skim when cooking or baking because that’s what we drink. But 2%, whole milk, whatever you got, it works. Heck you can even substitute cream in a pinch! Cooking and baking should cater to YOUR tastes…..or to whatever you have on hand in the fridge. But my hubby is ALWAYS fabulous about running to the store for me when I forget ingredients. He really needs a shout out for that!

Next whisk together the egg and milk. #biscuits #flakybiscuits #homemadebiscuits

Pour the milk and egg mixture into the dry ingredients. Stir until just moistened or basically until the all the dry ingredients disappear. Your dough should look like this! Mmm! Look at all those air pockets that will help our dough rise up nice and tall while baking.

Pour the milk and egg mixture into the dry ingredients. Stir until just moistened. #biscuits #flakybiscuits #homemadebiscuits

On a well floured surface, knead the dough 8-10 times. Punch it down, fold it over on itself, basically just suck up some of that extra flour. Easy peasy! Then using a rolling pin, roll the dough out to 3/4″ thickness. I’ve got two of these wood rolling pins and they’ve never done me wrong!

On a well floured surface, knead the dough 8-10 times. Roll dough out to 3/4" thickness. #biscuits #flakybiscuits #homemadebiscuits

Now cut out biscuits using a 2-1/2″ biscuit cutter or circle cookie cutter. The biscuit cutter is another new tool for me! It was so easy to use and I love the fancy little scalloped edges that it left behind. Place the biscuits on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Parchment paper is life! But you already knew that. Its ok if you don’t get all 12 biscuits cut on the first run. It’s ok to ball up the dough and roll it out again to cut a few more!

Cut the biscuits using a 2-1/2" biscuit cutter. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. #biscuits #flakybiscuits #homemadebiscuits

Bake in a 450 degree preheated oven for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Can you believe how tall these homemade biscuits bake up?!? They seriously turn out this great. Every. Damn. Time!

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Top warm biscuits with a pad of butter and watch it melt! This little stack is for me! You’re going to have to get your own! If you loved this quick and easy bread recipe then you need to check out our Parmesan Garlic Knots.

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Light & Flaky Biscuits

Light & Flaky Biscuits

April 29, 2018
: 12
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 large egg
  • 2/3 cup milk
Directions
  • Step 1 In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt to combine.
  • Step 2 Cut in the shortening using a pastry blender or fork until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Step 3 Whisk together the egg and milk.Pour the milk and egg mixture into the dry ingredients. Stir until just moistened.
  • Step 4 On a well floured surface, knead the dough 8-10 times. Then roll the dough out to 3/4″ thickness.
  • Step 5 Cut out biscuits using a 2-1/2″ biscuit cutter or circle cookie cutter.Place the biscuits on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Step 6 Bake in a 450 degree preheated oven for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm and enjoy!

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Streusel Topped Blueberry Muffins

Streusel Topped Blueberry Muffins

Streusel Topped Blueberry Muffins are a fun spinoff on a classic breakfast staple. These simple homemade muffins can’t be beat! The cinnamon-sugary streusel topping is an absolute must!! It totally makes this recipe by adding the perfect amount of sweetness. These delicious homemade muffins are […]

Amish Cinnamon Bread

Amish Cinnamon Bread

Amish Cinnamon Bread is sure to be a hit! You’re gonna fall in love with this easy, no knead, quick bread. This sweet bread is tender and moist, loaded with cinnamon swirls and then topped with even more cinnamon and sugar. Soft in texture and […]

Light and Fluffy Pancakes

Light and Fluffy Pancakes

Nothing screams Saturday morning louder than a big ole stack of pancakes! These light and fluffy pancakes are a weekend staple in our house. The ingredients consist of a few classic pantry items so I ALWAYS have them on hand, which means I can whip them up at a moment’s notice. Now I know there are plenty of you out there who are box mix addicts (and that’s ok, I’m not judging). I’m telling you this recipe is so foolproof and comes together so quickly, it’ll have you ditching the pre made batter. Or at the very least it will become your go to recipe in a pinch! Everyone needs a good pancake recipe in their arsenal. These pancakes are highly adaptable too. Stir in blueberries or chocolate chips, add cinnamon or nutmeg, switch out the vanilla for almond or rum extract. Go ahead! Get crazy!! Whatever you do, don’t forget the syrup. I mean, c’mon, that’s what pancakes were really intended to be…..the perfect little vessel to mop up loads of sugary sweet syrup, right?!?

Here’s all you”l need: flour, sugar, baking powder, kosher salt, milk, egg, butter and vanilla extract.

Light and Fluffy Pancakes by Happylifeblogspot.com #pancakes #fromscratchpancakes #breakfastrecipes #brunchrecipes #howtomakepancakes #fluffypancakesIn a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients, so that’s your flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

Light and Fluffy Pancakes by Happylifeblogspot.com #pancakes #fromscratchpancakes #breakfastrecipes #brunchrecipes #howtomakepancakes #fluffypancakesWarm the milk in the microwave for one minute. Add the warm milk, melted butter, egg, and vanilla extract to a smaller separate bowl.

Light and Fluffy Pancakes by Happylifeblogspot.com #pancakes #fromscratchpancakes #breakfastrecipes #brunchrecipes #howtomakepancakes #fluffypancakesWhisk until well combined. Pro tip: The warm milk and the melted butter will help the ingredients to combine more easily and you won’t have clumps of butter throughout. You can even go one step further and say it out loud to the closest person around. Say it with confidence and they will totally think you know what you’re talking about! Professional pancake maker right here!! I think I’m going to make that my official title.Light and Fluffy Pancakes by Happylifeblogspot.com #pancakes #fromscratchpancakes #breakfastrecipes #brunchrecipes #howtomakepancakes #fluffypancakesForm a well in the middle of the flour mixture. Pour the milk mixture into the well of the flour mixture.

Light and Fluffy Pancakes by Happylifeblogspot.com #pancakes #fromscratchpancakes #breakfastrecipes #brunchrecipes #howtomakepancakes #fluffypancakesUsing a fork, stir until just combined. Little clumps are ok, but you don’t want to see any big clumps of flour. I like to use a fork as opposed to a whisk because it helps to not over-mix the batter. Told you….pan….cake…….pro!!! Pretty soon you will be too!

Light and Fluffy Pancakes by Happylifeblogspot.com #pancakes #fromscratchpancakes #breakfastrecipes #brunchrecipes #howtomakepancakes #fluffypancakesLightly brush a large skillet with butter and heat over medium heat. I feel like this picture is SO incriminating!! Metal utensils are a big NO for these pans and I would drop the hammer on my hubby if I caught him doing this. Brainstorming my list of excuses right now for when he reads this blog post!

Light and Fluffy Pancakes by Happylifeblogspot.com #pancakes #fromscratchpancakes #breakfastrecipes #brunchrecipes #howtomakepancakes #fluffypancakesPour pancake batter into the pan 1/4 cup at a time. Cook over medium heat. Once the edges are firm and the tops start to form bubbles that pop, it’s time to flip! Typically this will take eh, about two minutes per side. Catch ya on the flip side!

Light and Fluffy Pancakes by Happylifeblogspot.com #pancakes #fromscratchpancakes #breakfastrecipes #brunchrecipes #howtomakepancakes #fluffypancakesFlip it and cook for another 1-2 minutes on the other side. You want the middle to be cooked and the pancakes to be lightly browned. Be sure to add more butter to the pan as needed (in between pancakes). Serve warm with butter and syrup and your favorite pancake toppings. I love strawberries, blueberries, and whipped cream!!

Light and Fluffy Pancakes by Happylifeblogspot.com #pancakes #fromscratchpancakes #breakfastrecipes #brunchrecipes #howtomakepancakes #fluffypancakesFour out of five nieces and nephew’s agree this is the BEST (and most requested) breakfast at Aunt Lisa’s House. And the fifth one isn’t old enough to eat pancakes yet! Don’t worry Peyton you’ll get to try them soon enough!! Looking for something more portable? Try our Maple Glazed Mini Pancake Bites!

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Light and Fluffy Pancakes

January 13, 2018
: 8 pancakes
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions
  • Step 1 In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • Step 2 Warm the milk in the microwave for one minute. In a smaller bowl, warm milk, melted butter, egg, and vanilla extract. Whisk until well combined.
  • Step 3 Form a well in the middle of the flour mixture. Pour the milk mixture into the well of the flour mixture. Mix with a fork until just combined.
  • Step 4 Lightly brush a large skillet with butter and heat over medium heat. Pour pancake batter into the pan 1/4 cup at a time. Cook over medium heat for 2 minutes.
  • Step 5 Once edges are firm and bubbles start to appear and pop on the top, flip. Cook an additional 1-2 minutes. Add more butter to the skillet as needed.

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No Mess Bacon

No Mess Bacon

How awesome is bacon?!? No really. Think about it for a minute. You can pretty much add it ANY dish and it instantly makes the meal even better. Everybody loves eating bacon, but not everybody loves cooking it. Preparing it in a stovetop skillet can […]