Double Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes with Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting

Double Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes with Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting - perfect for your next Halloween party! |

You’d never guess that these easy and decadent double chocolate pumpkin cupcakes contain a whole can of pumpkin. These chocolate chip filled cupcakes are super rich and moist and the spiced cream cheese frosting is the perfect topping. Make sure to take these to your next Halloween party and let everyone try to guess the surprise ingredient. Continue reading →

Halloween Ghost Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

How to make Halloween Cookie Cutter Ghost Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting |

These Halloween sugar cookies are super cute and easy to decorate using delicious cream cheese frosting instead of royal icing. They are the best tasting sugar cookies ever because of one simple secret ingredient that my mom taught me to add to the cookie dough.
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Buttery Sourdough Biscuits

Quick and easy buttery sourdough biscuits recipe |

These quick, easy, and buttery sourdough biscuits are the perfect way to use up some sourdough discard when feeding your sourdough starter. They can be mixed, baked, and on the dinner or breakfast table in less than 30 minutes!

Quick and easy buttery sourdough biscuits recipe |

Sourdough biscuits are even more flavorful than traditional buttermilk biscuits and they are just as easy to make as long as you have a sourdough starter hanging out in your refrigerator.

Even if you don’t have the time or inclination to make sourdough bread from scratch, a sourdough starter is the secret to the most delicious pancakes, waffles, and biscuits you’ll ever taste!

Quick and easy buttery sourdough biscuits recipe |

Sourdough starter can also be used in desserts like my easy Pumpkin Maple Sourdough Cake or rich and decadent Sourdough Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. I’ve also experimented with adding it to quick breads like my favorite sourdough banana bread. So many possibilities!

Although it takes a bit of time to make a sourdough starter from scratch, it’s easy to do. And once you have a sourdough starter going, you can keep it for a lifetime or even longer if your family decides to carry on the tradition – how cool is that!?

I also think that creating a sourdough starter could be a really fun and educational science project to do with kids. I’m really looking forward to sharing these things with my daughter when she is old enough.

Sourdough starter |

I will be sharing easy everyday sourdough recipes here on the blog on Sundays. We love to eat sourdough biscuits or sourdough waffles on Sunday mornings so I thought it would be fun to start a Sourdough Sunday series to share these easy and delicious recipes with all of you.

Next, you’ll find lots of step-by-step photos to show you just how easy it is to make these biscuits from scratch. If you’d prefer to jump straight to the printable recipe, just scroll to the very bottom of the post. Enjoy! Continue reading →

Buttermilk Pumpkin Spice Bread

Buttermilk Pumpkin Spice Bread |

This delightful Buttermilk Pumpkin Spice Bread is flavored with cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and mace, and will make your house smell better than any of those fall-scented candles you’ve been stocking up on.

Made with butter instead of oil and packed with goodies like walnuts, raisins, and oats, this pumpkin quick bread is rich, hearty, filling, and exactly what I’ve been craving now that my fuzzy slippers and cozy sweaters have come out of hiding. Continue reading →

Wordless Wednesday: Early Morning Chickens

Lucy the Rhode Island Red Continue reading →

Green Chile Rice

Green Chile Rice |

This Green Chile Rice has enough flavor to be a delicious side dish but is simple enough to be a great base for your next taco bowl or burrito bowl. And if you’re tired of soggy, sticky, scorched, or clumpy rice, keep reading to discover my favorite techniques for a perfect pot of fluffy rice. Continue reading →

Peach, Maple, and Sour Cream Scones

let cool for 10 minutes before eating

I first developed this delicious fresh peach, maple, and sour cream scone recipe three years ago with the intention of sharing it here. I made them a few times, tweaking the ingredients until they were just right. I baked them for my friends to make sure others liked them as much as I did. I even shared pictures of them on Instagram.

The recipe was ready to go and I only needed to bake them one last time to take the photographs so that I could share them with you. Then, as has happened so often over the last few years, I crashed. I lost interest, I lost motivation, I even lost the actual recipe. Continue reading →

Chocolate Cherry Crackles

Chocolate Crackle Cookies |

Chocolate Crackles were always included on the plates of Christmas cookies my mom put together every year for her friends, coworkers, and relatives. I’ve always loved their crackled appearance and chewy texture so I like to continue the tradition and include them on my Christmas cookie plates as well. But this year I decided to change up the plain chocolate cookie recipe a bit by adding chopped dried tart cherries and extra chocolate chips to the dough. Continue reading →


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