Author: Olive

Oven-baked healthy french fries

What do kids eat? Chicken fingers, tater tots, french fries, and the like, right? While my daughter has reached the table foods stage and does enjoy these delicacies, I’m determined to give her more “whole” foods and less processed or store- or restaurant-bought pre-packaged items. It’s not always convenient or […]

Countdown to Thanksgiving: Easy pumpkin spice cupcakes

Judging by the popularity of cupcakes nowadays, I think it’s safe to say that most people won’t say no to one. So this Thanksgiving (or anytime, really), why not make cupcakes for dessert? They’re easy, they’re fun and they are so delicious! Pumpkin cupcakes are especially easy to make – […]

Cranberry crunch bars

Breakfast doesn’t have to mean a bowl of cereal or a piece of fruit grabbed on the way out the door. Make these cranberry crunch bars ahead of time, and enjoy a crisp-sweet-tart treat any day of the week. It’s also delicious as a dessert – just add crumbled up […]

Countdown to Thanksgiving: Cranberry chutney

Thanksgiving will be here before you know it … time to get your game plan in order for the big day! This week I’m thinking about cranberries – those little balls of vitaminy goodness that are only in season from October through December. This year, I decided to try something […]

Pumpkin bread in a jar

While debating the merits of baking bread in a tin can and the safety issues that this might bring up, a new idea emerged: bread in a jar. Why not use up some of those many jars that are otherwise collecting dust and taking up space in the cupboard, and […]

Pumpkin spice latte

Pumpkin spice lattes. They’re always a treat to get at Starbucks or other coffee shops in the fall, but the cost adds up. We decided that this was another let’s-try-this-at-home treat to try recreating in the kitchen. The key to the flavor of pumpkin spice lattes is the syrup, and […]

Welcome!

Hello everyone! I’ve finally started a blog so I can post my baking progress in the kitchen! Please feel free to follow along. All of the recipes I post I have personally baked myself and can vouch for – you won’t be wasting your time if you decide to make […]