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My Mom’s Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread Recipe

One of my favorite childhood recipes is my mom’s cast iron skillet cornbread. This recipe uses box corn muffin mix. My mom was not the greatest or most elaborate cook. Partly because she grew up in a hospital and really had limited cooking experience and partly because my dad was such a picky eater. However, …

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Blueberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Whether you use fresh or frozen blueberries, you’ll love these Blueberry Cupcakes. This recipe only makes 12 Blueberry Cupcakes. My husband loves blueberries. I am not the biggest fan, but anytime I can get him to eat more healthy fruits, I’m all for it! This Blueberry Cupcakes recipe is a real winner. The batter is …

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Vanilla Infused Honey – an Instant Pot® Recipe!

Make this aromatic and tasty vanilla infused honey in your Instant Pot® or electric pressure cooker in less than an hour! Make it for yourself or as a gift! I first made vanilla infused honey probably 30 years ago. My husband’s grandfather introduced me to the idea. But, he also liked jalapeño infused honey; which, …

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Ratios for Feeding Sourdough Starter

Learn all about ratios, what they are and why ratios are important for feeding your sourdough starter in this sourdough starter basics series. This is actually my third post in this sourdough starter basics series. Ratios are an important concept to understand when it comes to feeding your sourdough starter. If you’re new to sourdough …

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Understanding Sourdough Starters | Sourdough Starter Basics

An important key to mastering sourdough starter baking is understanding sourdough starters. What is a sourdough starter, you may be asking. Learning to make your very own sourdough starter doesn’t have to be confusing or intimidating. Armed with a good understanding of sourdough starters will go a long way towards making your baking experience with …

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Sourdough Starter Basics: How to Make a Sourdough Starter

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make your own sourdough starter, just wait until you learn how easy (and delicious) it is! Like I mentioned when I shared my recipe for Garlic Parmesan Sourdough Bread, I was gifted my first sourdough starter over 30 years ago. It seems like an entire lifetime ago, …

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Free Christmas Cookies Cookbook Download

This free to download Christmas Cookies Cookbook in PDF format contains over 60 recipes from the 1st Annual Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange. This blog post, Free Christmas Cookies Cookbook Download, originally appeared December 2, 2019 and has been updated with current pictures and links. I am so excited to make available the first ever Christmas …

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The Secret to Super Moist Meatloaf

Learn the secret to super moist meatloaf with this Super Moist Meatloaf recipe – a family favorite that’s simple to make and delicious! This recipe originally appeared on The Birch Cottage blog on September 30, 2015. It has been updated December 4, 2020 with current pictures and a new printable recipe card. Meatloaf is one …

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