Snickerdoodle Apple Bread

Happy Secret Recipe Club Reveal Day! I can’t believe I haven’t posted since last month… I’m sorry about that.  There will be a future post about all that has been going on but that will be later because I need to tell you more about my assignment for this month! I was assigned Amy’s blog, The Savvy Kitchen.  She is a beautiful lady with an … Continue reading Snickerdoodle Apple Bread

Banana Blondies

If you love bananas and all banana related food, these bars are for you!  There is no mistaking the main ingredient in this deliciously moist baked treat.   Happy Secret Recipe reveal day! This month, I was assigned the Sara’s delectable blog Cook with Sara.  She is definitely more of a baker than I am but she also had so many delicious recipes that would … Continue reading Banana Blondies

Chocolate Chip Bread #Choctoberfest

A fluffy vanilla bread with chocolate chips… it’s like a cookie and cake in one! I don’t think I’ve ever had so many baked goods in my place at once with the exception of the holidays.  But #Choctoberfest from The PinterTest Kitchen and Imperial Sugar as certainly made it feel like a holiday.  And I’m more than okay with that! Winners are being chosen on … Continue reading Chocolate Chip Bread #Choctoberfest

Chocolaty Peanut Granola Bars #Choctoberfest

Chocolaty and chewy without being overly sweet… it’s hard to decide if these are junk food or a decadent healthy snack!   Granola bars are something I’ve toyed with making for a while now so when the #Chocotober event came along, I figured this would be the perfect time to give them a try! The peanuts and peanut butter give a nice dose of protein … Continue reading Chocolaty Peanut Granola Bars #Choctoberfest

Mexican Chocolate Bread + #Choctoberfest Giveaway

Cinnamon and hint of ancho chile powder give this dark chocolate dessert bread a rich warmth.  Serve it with vanilla bean ice cream for an even more decadent treat! I am taking part this week in a fun blogging event from The PinterTest Kitchen called Choctoberfest sponsored by Imperial Sugar  Below is more information about this event with my first recipe for the week to … Continue reading Mexican Chocolate Bread + #Choctoberfest Giveaway

Picnic Fare: 15 Picnic-Friendly Recipes

After talking about salads and picnics on Monday, I want to go on a picnic even more so than ever.  There’s a state park not too far from where I live called Sweetwater Creek that has nice pavilions that I like to go to.  Yeah, there are parks within Atlanta proper as well but I’m not a fan of the traffic I have to fight … Continue reading Picnic Fare: 15 Picnic-Friendly Recipes

Strawberry, Tangerine, & Brown Rice Fruit Salad

Fresh fruit, brown rice, and a dressing sweetened with just a touch of honey come together for a healthy side that’s pleasantly perfect for picnics or potlucks.   I remember going to family reunions and big potlucks as a kid and someone would always bring a fruit salad.  I’m not talking about a bowl of mixed fruit but that cloying confectioners’ concoction  of rice, marshmallows, … Continue reading Strawberry, Tangerine, & Brown Rice Fruit Salad

Lemon Olive Oil Chocolate Banana Bread

Olive oil and lemon zest plus dark chocolate add an amazing richness to ordinary banana bread.   Happy Secret Recipe Club reveal day! This month I was assigned Little Bit of Everything, a blog run by Julie who has been blogging for the past 6 years from Nebraska.  I almost made her slow cooker French Onion soup but decided that wouldn’t be a very nice … Continue reading Lemon Olive Oil Chocolate Banana Bread

Bacon-crusted Dark Chocolate Truffles

Bacon.  Chocolate. Perfect!   Now that it’s officially the holiday season, even I start to get the baking bug.  I blame all the recipe sites promoting baked goods because I don’t really eat a lot of sweets.  But once the air starts to get crisp and there are pictures of cookies and pies everywhere, I feel drawn to baking sugary-carby-cookie-overload instead of chicken. Because I’m … Continue reading Bacon-crusted Dark Chocolate Truffles