Mama’s Pumpkin Bread with Cinnamon Glaze

It's fall, and I'm into everything PUMPKIN! I love fall!!! And, my mind goes to pumpkins in the fall. Mama's Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin Cookies, Mama's Pumpkin Pie . . . even pumpkin cake. Then, of course, we decorate our homes with pumpkins in October and November for the holidays that are coming up. While I was at Mama's yesterday, I talked to her about her Pumpkin Bread recipe. Memories . . . and Mama's Pumpkin Bread! Mama has made what I call Mama's Pumpkin Bread recipe since I was young. She told me that the original recipe came from the Home Ec teacher at the high school where Mama was the secretary for nearly 20 years. The instructions said to bake the loaves in soup cans, so that is exactly what Mama did. This would result in … [Read more...]

Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Banana Nut Muffins!

When you are looking for a healthier muffin, these Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Banana Nut Muffins will "fit the bill"! Loaded with healthy foods, they are a great choice for breakfast or snacks. Which Banana Muffins to make? Once again, Lynn bought bananas. And when they became too ripe, he wanted me to make Banana Nut Muffins. Not just any banana muffins, these had to be HEALTHY banana nut muffins! Well, with bananas and nuts, that's pretty healthy, don't you think? But, as I looked through Pinterest, I found a banana nut muffin recipe from Ask the Food Geek that had whole wheat flour and peanut butter. Whole wheat flour takes banana nut muffins to a whole 'nuther level, if you know what I mean:) Making the Whole Wheat Peanut Butter … [Read more...]

3 Ingredient Cream Biscuits for easy to make biscuits!

3 Ingredient Cream Biscuits . . . In case you haven't notices, I'm kinda on a "3 Ingredient" kick, and these 3 Ingredient Cream Biscuits are terrific! Much better, in fact, than I had thought. But anything made with heavy cream is great, don't you think? I first saw this recipe on Pinterest. Then I got an email with this recipe in it from Melissa's Southern Style Kitchen. So, my brain said, "Make these 3 Ingredient Cream Biscuits!" After all, how would you ever know if something is good or not unless you try it? So, it was biscuit making time at my house! Making the 3 Ingredient Cream Biscuits . . . These biscuits were so simple, it's unbelievable. In fact, anyone who thinks they can't make biscuits can make these.  The instructions … [Read more...]

Mama’s Strawberry Fruit Bread, a Delicious Spring Treat!

Mama's Strawberry Fruit Bread! Mama's Strawberry Fruit Bread is one of Mama's favorite recipes. So, when I was there last week, she and I made it! I had brought some frozen strawberries that I had from several months back, and needed to use them. What better way than to make a fruit bread? Making Mama's Strawberry Fruit Bread . . . I was a bit surprised to find that Mama's Strawberry Fruit Bread is one of her more healthy homemade breads. The recipe uses both regular and whole wheat flours, and the texture is somewhat dense. But, it was delicious, especially when slathered with butter and homemade strawberry jam! Oops! That might make it not-so-healthy:) The recipe, which is in our Family Heritage Cookbook, "To Grandmama's House We … [Read more...]

Banana Nut Bread for Daddy! (Cooking with Grandkids)

Brady and the Banana Nut Bread . . . The night I asked my grandchildren what they wanted to make for their daddy (when he returned home from the hospital), Brady immediately, without hesitation, said "Banana Bread!" He knew it was his Daddy's favorite fruit bread, and we all knew he would love it. So, the next day, after we made Benson's Chocolate Banana Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting, we made the Banana Nut Bread. Bethany decided she would wait to make her goodie for her Daddy. Making the Banana Nut Bread . . . The first step was to decide which recipe to make. I have made Mama's Banana Bread, but I also like Paula Deen's Banana Nut Bread from her book, "Paula Deen's Kitchen Classics". I chose to make Paula's recipe because … [Read more...]