Start this January off with me by making homemade apple cinnamon bread with low sugar. I’ve made this bread twice within two weeks and love it. I used my banana bread recipe but used apples instead. This post includes affiliate links and I may receive a small commission if you make a purchase (at no additional cost to you). I only recommend products I have either used, want to use, or considered useful for myself, for home chefs who enjoy showing hospitality with cooking and entertaining, moms working from home, and/or the individual cooking for one or two. Not only do the apples make itRead More →


How often do you bake homemade bread for your kids’ meals and snacks for online distance learning? The global pandemic of 2020 has forced us to change the way we do things. Including mealplanning. And that can cause stress. What do we do when we’re stressed? Eat. Snack. Fill the tummy with comfort food. Like homemade bread. Garlic bread. Buttered toast. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. You’ll love this yeast bread recipe, fresher than any loaf full of preservatives. Hungry yet? As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. If you decide to make a purchase through my link, Amazon will pay me aRead More →


Orange breakfast scones with orange glaze are definitely for the sweet treat lover. And the icing is homemade powdered sugar. I used to order an orange-glazed orange scone I at a Barnes and Noble cafe in the Midwest. Want to zip past the details to the recipe? Click here: The interesting thing was, though, the Barnes and Noble Cafes down South didn’t offer the same orange scone, only orange-cranberry. After several years went by, I finally decided to make my own. This orange scone recipe is made with a sugar alternative. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. If you decide to make a purchaseRead More →

Foods for Winter Comfort and Nutrition Winter Foods Part One Make these seven easy foods this winter. Check out nutritious and filling dishes from this month’s first-week menu. Cook filling breakfasts, eat satisfying meals, and bake winter-friendly treats with natural sugars. New Year’s Day began with homemade banana bread in the Kitchen Southern Hospitality cottage. Baked with natural raw local honey and whole grain flour made it more nutritious than sugar-laden sweets I’ve given in to in past New Year’s celebrations. During the first week of January, my favorite dishes were the ones on the following list: Honey Banana Bread Mini Applesauce and Zucchini BundtsRead More →