• Appetizers & Sides,  Food

    Baked Beans

    Baked beans are a relatively new addition to my menu, but I found this recipe and it has way more flavor than the cans or any restaurant ones I have tried.

  • Appetizers & Sides,  Food

    Yeast Pretzels

    Everyone loves a fresh soft pretzel, the possibilities are endless for mix-ins, dips and toppings. These smell amazing and are up there with the best pretzels I have ever had.

  • Desserts,  Food

    Apple Crisp

    A classic childhood favorite combines my favorite fruit and a crumbly sweet topping. Great by itself or with a scoop of ice cream on top.

  • Entrees,  Food,  Smoker,  Sous Vide

    Sous Vide & Smoked Beef Brisket

    My love for brisket has only recently come about. A local BBQ restaurant started to offer a full-cut brisket option so I decided to give it a try. It is so tender and juicy, reheats well and is probably my favorite smoked meat to date.

  • Breakfast,  Desserts,  Food

    Pumpkin Cake Donuts

    We love donuts at our house, I finally broke down a bought a donut pan. Our first attempt were these moist pumpkin donuts, there will be more on the way like chocolate chip or apple cider.

  • Desserts,  Food

    Chocolate Souffle

    This souffle is really easy and is very very good. Texture comes out like a gooey rich brownie and is fun to watch rise in the oven while it bakes. Save the $8 at the restaurant and make one at home.

  • Breakfast,  Food

    French Toast

    Next time you see a nice Challah bread at the store, think about picking one up to try out this great french toast recipe. It's simple, but a great way to have a restaurant style meal at home and save some big money.

  • Appetizers & Sides,  Food

    Glazed Sweet Potatoes

    My glazed carrots recipe is one of the more popular recipes on the blog so I looked at adding some more options. These glazed sweet potatoes are much easier and reheat well the next day.

  • Desserts,  Food

    Peach Slab Pie

    Peach isn't something I had baked with before so when I saw them on sale I thought I would try something new. I took this to a small cookout gathering and didn't have much to come back home with, so I would say it was pretty successful.

  • Desserts,  Food

    Flourless Chocolate Cake

    Valentines Day popped up quick. Luckily, I had all of these ingredients on hand and this recipe knocks out an awesome and rich dessert with very little effort.

  • Desserts,  Food

    Iced Sugar Cookies

    I have tried a few sugar cookie and icing recipes and they all were always missing something. I have finally found a recipe that will produce great results, but it is a little more intensive.

  • Desserts,  Food

    Zucchini Cream Pie

    If you have ever been to a family function that includes my mother-in-law, then you have enjoyed this simple pie. Don't let the vegetables scare you, you can't even taste them, it's super sweet and is one of my favorites.

  • Breakfast,  Desserts,  Food

    Yeast Liege Waffles

    These are possibly the best waffles you can make. If you can plan in advance and have some patience you will be rewarded with a hand-held delicious breakfast treat.

  • Desserts,  Food

    Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownies

    Peanut butter may be one of the greatest ingredients and when you combine it with fudge they can make magic happen. This dessert takes all of my favorite things and puts them into one single multilayered bite of goodness.

  • Breakfast,  Food

    Blueberry and Cream Cheese Pancakes

    Leave the regular pancake mix in the pantry, get out the cream cheese and make a batch of pancakes like you've never had before. These cheesecake like pancakes are sure to fill you up and leave you wondering why you didn't try to mix in cream cheese sooner.

  • Entrees,  Food

    Cottage Pie

    Cottage pie is the beef version of the more well known version of Shepherd's Pie which is served with lamb. This entree is pretty quick to prepare, easy to add a variety of vegetables to, and the leftovers reheat well. It is quickly becoming one of my favorite entrees lately.

  • Breakfast,  Food

    Baked Oatmeal

    Quickly throw this together for a change of pace for your normal breakfast routine. Try swapping out the fruits and nuts on top next time you make it and see what you like best.

  • Desserts,  Food

    No Bake Chocolate Cookies

    This recipe needs no introduction, a childhood favorite for many. Chocolate no bake cookies, a favorite of my wife and one of the few treats I can make anytime and not get in trouble.

  • Appetizers & Sides,  Breakfast,  Desserts,  Food


    These beautifully golden pillows of breakfast goodness can be filled with anything from sweet to savory. Traditionally, Kolaches are not stuffed and served with a fruit preserve on top - but there are no rules in the kitchen.

  • Appetizers & Sides,  Desserts,  Food

    Fruit Roll-Up Leather

    Sometimes you get a little crazy and decide to make something that takes more effort than just buying at the store. This is one of those times, however knowing what is in your snack and the extra flavor can maybe make up for it.

  • Food,  Sauces and Dressings

    Compound Butter

    Who says you can't have a fancy flavored butter like the steak houses do at home? This is just an example recipe, you can swap out the parsley for just about anything, just keep the measurements the same.

  • Entrees,  Food

    Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

    This recipe came to me highly recommended from a friend and it has now been added to our regular rotation of meals. It is a little time consuming, I have reworked the recipe some to reduce the time, but it makes quite a bit of food so you can take a few days off and eat leftovers.