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Appelbeignets (Dutch Apple Fritters)

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Whenever I tell someone that I grew up in West Michigan, they always say “Well, you don’t look Dutch!”  Maybe that’s because…I’m not!  Just because I grew up “near” Dutch Village and an hour outside of Holland, Michigan, doesn’t mean I’m Dutch or Christian Reformed.  But, that seems to always be the assumption when meeting […]

Firecracker Pancakes

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Happy Independence Day, y’all!  I really wanted to make a few more festive dishes to celebrate the 4th of July this year, but we have been so busy this past month that I just didn’t have time to put anything together that was too involved.  Last night, I had this idea for pancakes whirling in […]

Cinnamon Chocolate Pound Cake

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Otherwise known as “Mexican Chocolate Pound Cake”, this just might be the dessert you’re looking to serve this Cinco de Mayo.  But, consider it also as a breakfast option.  Last Saturday morning, during a visit to Starbucks, I ordered their (unfortunately seasonal) Cinnamon Chocolate bread that was very similar to this.  And, yes, I ate […]

Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns

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“Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns! One ‘a penny, two ‘a penny, Hot cross buns!” Was that the first song you learned on your musical instrument?  Unless you’re a natural Bach or Beethoven, then it probably was.  Now that the song’s stuck in your head, let’s talk about these sweet little pillows of heaven. Hot […]

Italian Easter Bread

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Easter is here!  Now that Ben and I have our own family, we are excited to start our own holiday traditions.  This bread made its mark with us this week, and I won’t be surprised if we continue making it every year for Easter now.  When I first saw this, I was very intrigued by […]