Do you know what’s coming up this weekend? If you are from central IL (more specifically the Morton – Peoria area), then you know exactly what is coming this weekend. It’s the Morton Pumpkin Festival!!! A celebration of the beginning of harvest and the history of a bustling factory right in the midwest. This factory … More Pumpkin Bars – You will like it, like it, like it!
If you are from central Illinios, then you are probably familiar with Jumer’s. For those who are not from my neck of the woods, Jumer’s was a small hotel and restaurant chain in central IL. The one in Bloomington specialized in French cuisine and the one in Peoria was German. Both have changed to different … More Jumer’s Cinnamon Rolls
Apple season is upon us here in northwest Indiana. The orchards I am lucky enough to go to are in southwest Michigan which is just a few miles up the road. I even have certain orchards I prefer for certain fruit. And I prefer to pick my own (fruit, that is ) 🙂 so I … More Cinnamon Apples – the aroma of fall!
I found another use for all those wonderful blueberries we picked a few weeks ago. When I drive by the orchard, they have signs up saying blueberries are still available for picking. I am tempted every time to stop by and pick just a few more pounds! But my freezer is full and I just … More Baked Fruit and Oatmeal – the perfect back to school breakfast
This week, we went blueberry picking so consider this just the first of a few blueberry recipes. As we were making this, my 10-year-old joked that we were going to turn into blueberries with all the blueberries we’ve eaten this week. We laughed that we would have to be rolled out of the house like … More Blueberry Lemon Bread approved by Violet Beauregarde
I love making a big breakfast for my family. I can’t remember if I’ve talked about this before, but my dad has a thing for big breakfasts. He doesn’t cook in the kitchen really at all, except for breakfast. Basic breakfast items – like eggs, bacon, sausage. That’s his area. He loves making omelets to … More Easy Breakfast Burritos
Oh yes, you read that right! Baked French Toast with Caramel Banana Sauce! This recipe just kind of came together one evening when I didn’t really feel like making some elaborate dinner. Breakfast for dinner is always an easy dinner and my kids love it. Pancakes or Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce are usually my go to … More Baked French Toast with Caramel Banana Sauce