White Chocolate Apricot Bread

White Chocolate Apricot Bread

There is an adorable little bakery that recently opened here in Huntsville. It’s located in a section of the city that features the most charming brick buildings and a  pedestrian-friendly community. Jeff and I like to pop in there for breakfast treats on his off Fridays. We’re almost always swayed by their delicious coconut orange rolls served warm, straight from the oven. It didn’t take us long to realize that the prepackaged goods they sell … Continue reading White Chocolate Apricot Bread

Pumpkin cream cheese pinwheel pastries

Pumpkin cream cheese pastry pinwheels

Confession: weekend breakfasts around these parts are an indulgence. We reserve healthy things like yogurt and steel-cut oats for weekdays while we savor delicious treats like fluffy pumpkin pancakes with maple cream cheese syrup and toasted pecans on lazy weekend mornings. Makes you want to come sleep over next Friday night, doesn’t it? I don’t blame you. This past weekend, I made pumpkin cream cheese pinwheel pastries and let’s just say nobody hated me for … Continue reading Pumpkin cream cheese pinwheel pastries

Quick cinnamon buns with buttermilk icing

Quick cinnamon buns with buttermilk icing

Around these parts, I make homemade yeast cinnamon rolls at least twice each year. The process is fairly long and complicated and must be started the day before we want to enjoy the cinnamon rolls. The effort is definitely worth it; my homemade wheat cinnamon rolls are soft and sweet and delicious when I have the time and energy to go to the trouble. Sometimes, though, I want to treat my family to a similar … Continue reading Quick cinnamon buns with buttermilk icing

Wheat yeast rolls (Texas Roadhouse copycat)

Wheat yeast rolls (Texas Roadhouse copycat) | Such the Spot

Have you ever visited Texas Roadhouse or Logan’s Roadhouse restaurants? If so, you might agree with me that the best part of any meal at either of those places is the fresh-from-the-oven yeast rolls that are served before the meal. I so love those rolls that I once spent months trying to replicate them at home–only I wanted a slightly healthier version. After many an attempt, I finally came up with this bread machine recipe … Continue reading Wheat yeast rolls (Texas Roadhouse copycat)

Blueberry breakfast scones

Blueberry breakfast scones | Such the Spot

We have family visiting this week.  My mom and grandma came in for Cassidy’s 8th grade promotion.  This morning, I treated them to homemade scones and green smoothies (I had to use the scones as a bribe to convince them to try the smoothies).  I’m happy to report that they deemed the smoothies “not that bad” but the scones were the clear favorite.  And for good reason.  These particular blueberry scones were delicious–flaky and light … Continue reading Blueberry breakfast scones

Whole wheat english muffins

If you’ve never tried a homemade English muffin, well, you’ve never tried an English muffin at all.  Seriously.  Given how easy it is to make them, I cannot understand why anyone would buy store-bought English muffins.  The homemade version–when made with whole wheat flour–packs a significantly better nutritional punch and tastes unbelievably wholesome and delicious.  They’re super versatile, too!  Not only do they make for a quick and easy breakfast option for weekdays, but slather … Continue reading Whole wheat english muffins

dilled wheat bread

Things have been all aflurry (yes, I totally just made that word up) at our house as of late.  On those busy weeknights when we need a quick dinner but don’t want to (would not ever, in fact) resort to the drive-thru of a fast food restaurant, we opt for sandwiches.  This is my go-to recipe for a tasty, wholesome loaf of bread with a ton of flavor.  Most recently, we opted for spinach artichoke … Continue reading dilled wheat bread

Blueberry Crumb Muffins

It’s that time of year again.  The time when beautiful berries bursting with flavor start showing up in force in the grocery store cases.  A few weeks ago I bought an extra container of blueberries in hopes of redeeming a previous blueberry muffin fail.  This one did the trick. Ingredients: For the muffins: 1/2 stick unsalted butter (room temperature) 1/2 c granulated sugar 1/2 t. almond extract 1 c all-purpose flour 1/2 t. baking powder … Continue reading Blueberry Crumb Muffins