Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Today’s recipe is the perfect meal accompaniment for your Slow Cooker Corned Beef for your St. Patrick’s Day feast! Soda Bread is a quick bread that is made with baking soda as it’s leavening agent instead of yeast.   It is also traditionally made with buttermilk.  The buttermilk causes a chemical reaction with the baking soda to cause little  bubbles to of carbon dioxide to form. Soda Bread is often made with raisins or nuts but I am kind of a plain jane some time so I left mine plain or [Continue Reading...]

The Best Gluten Free Banana Bread

Gluten Free Banana Bread

One thing you requested to see more of  in 2014 when I asked was gluten free recipes.  So when my gluten free daughter Cali was home for Christmas break I did a little playing around with some our family’s favorite recipes and making a gluten free version.  Last year I shared with you the gluten free flour mix we love to use and it was one of my Top Posts for 2013.   It’s been pinned about 70,000 times! Like I always say when I post a gluten free recipe, don’t [Continue Reading...]

Orange Blueberry Bread

orange blueberry bread

  We planted blueberry bushes in our backyard for the first time last year so this summer is the first time I have been able to step out into my backyard and pick blueberries! So fun! The birds got most of one bush but we still have another bush full. I love going out first thing in the morning and picking a handful to add to a bowl of cereal or yogurt or throw into a green smoothie. I was in the mood for a little sweet bread the other [Continue Reading...]

Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls

gluten free cinnamon rolls

While Cali was home visiting it was our church’s semi annual General Conference.  That basically means we get to stay home in our jammies and watch church on TV!  Our family has a tradition of having homemade cinnamon rolls that weekend.  Since cinnamon rolls aren’t normally gluten free I was determined to make some for Cali that were yummy and that Jim and I could enjoy too.  I have experimented with a few cinnamon roll recipes over the last couple of years but usually just end up buying her Udi’s [Continue Reading...]

Gluten Free Biscuits

gluten free biscuits

Funfetti Giveaway Winner -  #2 Rachel “I LOVE this cake Leigh Anne! Thanks for the giveaway!”  Contact me with your mailing info Rachel and we’ll get your prize out to you! My daughter, Cali, was home  a few weeks ago.  She is student teaching at a high school and it was their Spring Break. Home is always a little bit more fun and loud when Cali is around!! For the last two years Cali has eaten gluten free, dairy free and red meat free due to allergies and digestive issues.  [Continue Reading...]

English Muffin Bread

english muffin bread

English Muffin Bread So I think I have been watching too much British TV recently because I have been having major cravings for toast. If you ever watch British TV (BBC) do you notice how often they eat toast?  They eat a lot of toast.  For breakfast, with tea and then they toast it over the fire in the evening before bed.  The British like their toast and since more than half the blood coursing through my veins is British it is natural that I  would crave toast! I decided [Continue Reading...]

Slider Bun Recipe


I love slider buns – mainly because they are little.  I love little food.  I first used them this summer for our Wedding Carnival.  I bought them from a local bakery but decided they would be so easy to make at home.  I was right!  So today I have a slider bun recipe for you. It is pretty much like making any yeast bread or roll.  The slider rolls are just a little more dense so that they hold the pulled pork and don’t fall apart on you. But you [Continue Reading...]

Skillet Cornbread

skillet cornbread

I love cooking in my cast iron skillet.  It makes me feel like a pioneer.  Like a “real” cook. I have three cast iron skillets that stay stacked inside each other on my stove top at all times.  I like they way they look.  I also have no room for them in my pot and pan cupboard!  It just makes me happy to see them there- just getting better with age.  Just like me   Is that crazy!? I love cooking or baking in them every chance I get.  This [Continue Reading...]

Quick Orange Rolls}Love Stitched


Only 4 more days until the wedding!  Thanks so much to Brittany of Love Stitched for helping me maintain my sanity and guest posting today!  She is sharing one of her family favorite recipes, Quick Orange Rolls,  and I am drooling over these orange rolls!! Hey Ya’ll! I’m Brittany from Love Stitched the blog and etsy shop! and am beyond thrilled to be helping Leigh Anne out today! I got to meet Leigh Anne a couple years back at a bloggers conference -She is so sweet and kind and uuumm [Continue Reading...]