Butterscotch Banana Bread

Baked goods Breakfast Brunch Dessert Easy Fruit Kid-friendly Vegetarian

We had some overripe bananas, too ripe to eat out of hand, and Joe kept asking me to bake something with them. I was quite tempted  to throw them out because I’d had a busy few days. But I gave in and turned to Pinterest. Read more

Orange Roll Baked Oatmeal

Baked goods Breakfast Brunch Cereal Easy Kid-friendly nuts Recipes Vegetarian

My husband eats a banana and cereal with blueberries almost every morning. I need more variety. When I wrote this, it was Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day. Even I can’t do that, as much as I love ice cream. But because I love breakfast foods (and him), I do like to shake it up a bit now and then. Read more

Milk Chocolate Cookies

Baked goods Cookies Dessert Kid-friendly

I’m not really a fan of milk chocolate candy; it’s dark chocolate for me all the way. Even regular Hershey’s kisses (gasp) kind of bore me. Read more

Harry Potter’s Butterbeer Cookies

Baked goods Cookies Dessert Easy Kid-friendly Recipes

The Harry Potter books and movies have a special place in my heart. The stories captured the imaginations of my sister’s sons. So when my nephews were just young Muggles, I made them wizard capes and an invisibility cloak. I was so tickled by the hours (and a few years) of fun they got out of them. While I love the young men they have become, and the adult conversations we now have, a part of me misses those days of pure play. Read more