Banana Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting

I’m calling this bANNAna bread for my sister Anna. She requested this recipe and helped me make it as well! So this one is for my Anna(On-A) Banana! We had fun whipping this up together and it was a breeze to make.

Applesauce! A classic!

Mike loves homemade applesauce, and his mom’s will always be his standard for perfection. I’m getting pretty close though! Applesauce is not something I enjoy eating, but I like making it for Mike, and it makes the house smell delicious! We recently went apple picking, so I knew I made to get cooking (pun intended)…

Tortillas, they’re easier than you think!

Everyone loves bread. It’s truly a comfort food for me and many others. This tortilla recipe is my grandma’s, and she was taught by her mother, and her mother was taught by her mother, and so on and so forth. And now I’m spreading the love and sharing this with you! We modernized a wee…

Not Your Mother’s Meatloaf

This is recipe is another comfort food classic. Nothing says “welcome home” quite like a meatloaf! This has always been my favorite main dish, and I would request it every year for my special birthday meal. As I’ve grown and started exploring with cooking, I’ve parted ways with my mother’s meatloaf, and I’ve experimented and…

The Best Mashed Potatoes!

There are a few skills in life that everyone needs to learn, tying your shoes, learning to read and write, and making mashed potatoes from scratch! Well, if you don’t already know how to make them, here is a quick and easy recipe that stands very well on its own, but is also a great…

Gram’s Chili- Throwback Monday?

My dad recently gave me a cookbook he made his mother (my Gram) back in 1969 in Cub Scouts. In it were recipes from all the moms in the pack. Of course, because it’s the 60’s there are Jello Salads aplenty. Since we are getting into fall here in Illinois, I thought I would give…