Captain Crunch French Toast

Golden brown baked Captain Crunch french toast with bacon and syrup.

Captain Crunch French Toast is sweet, crunchy and absolutely decadent for breakfast or brunch. Crispy bacon is the perfect accompaniment; add some fresh fruit on the side, and you can boast that your French Toast is “part of a balanced breakfast.”  I’ve always loved Cap’n Crunch cereal. As a child raised in Boulder, Colorado by … Read more

Make Your Own Custom Chex Mix

YOLO Snack Mix

If you love Chex party mix, you’ll love this recipe to make your own custom Chex mix. What a genius marketing idea for Chex cereals when they debuted the Party Mix recipe in Life Magazine back in 1952. The original recipe called for Rice and Wheat Chex.    I was first introduced to Chex mix … Read more

Copycat Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

Real Pumpkin Spice Latte

This real pumpkin spice latte recipe makes the creamiest pumpkin spice coffee drink with rich flavor from real ingredients. It’s so simple to make, and you’ll love the combination of vanilla, pie spices, coffee and real pumpkin.  With no artificial additives, the pure flavor of pumpkin really shines in this warm, comforting drink. You don’t … Read more

How to Make Your Own Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk

Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk


Dear friends,

I was recently going to try a new recipe for homemade ice cream that called for a generous portion of canned sweetened condensed milk. 

I love sweetened condensed milk (SCM) in recipes like pies and cookies, but as a primary ingredient I hesitated because to me the commercial product always has a slight canned flavor. 

Thus began my quest to see if

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Soft, Chewy Ginger Cookies

Ginger cookies cooling on a rack


Dear friends,

This quarantine has brought out some powerful cookie cravings in our household. After we polished off the Girl Scout Thin Mints in the freezer and the honey graham crackers in the pantry, it was time to start baking.

For me, these cookies are everything I  need to survive a pandemic. They’re comforting, and they remind me of the wonderful homemade cookies our mom bakes. They’re soft and chewy, with a happy

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