Home Baked Joy

Home Baked Joy

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The World’s Best Peach Crisp Recipe

The World’s Best Peach Crisp Recipe

Okay, so in my post “Pruning Our Lives: The Parable of the Peach Tree” I promised to share my peach crisp recipe. I’m calling it “The World’s Best Peach Crisp” recipe for a reason.  In my opinion, it truly is the best peach crisp recipe […]

Pruning Our Lives: The Parable of the Peach Tree

Pruning Our Lives: The Parable of the Peach Tree

Today I wanted to share a lesson I learned on the importance of pruning our lives.  I call it the parable of the peach tree.  Before we moved from California, I had a large orchard.  I loved this orchard and spent many hours tending to […]

Dark Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Dark Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe

I’m not gonna lie.  I made this dark chocolate buttercream frosting to go with a moist and delicious chocolate cake.    The said cake was made after a desperate attempt to find chocolate in my house only to find cocoa powder and no eggs.  It […]

Moist and Delicious Egg-Free Chocolate Cake Recipe

Moist and Delicious Egg-Free Chocolate Cake Recipe

I don’t know why, but for some reason lately I have had chocolate on the brain.  You know what I’m talking about!  Right?  It was so bad yesterday, that I opened up a jar of hot fudge sauce intended for ice cream and ate a […]

Quick and Easy French Bread Bowls

Quick and Easy French Bread Bowls

Today I wanted to share my recipe for Quick and Easy French Bread Bowls.  I made a Skinny Potato Broccoli Cheddar Soup, and wanted something yummy to serve it in.  These French Bread Bowls were the perfect solution and SO easy to make!

Skinny Potato Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Skinny Potato Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Broccoli Cheddar Soup!  Is there anything better?  Yum!  As we get closer to fall, my taste buds crave warm and delicious comfort food.  Cheesy cream of broccoli soup and creamy potato corn chowder are all time favorites of mine, however, they’re not nice on my […]

Life Holds on After Fires in Yellowstone – Finding Beauty From Ashes

Life Holds on After Fires in Yellowstone – Finding Beauty From Ashes

The 1988 Fires in Yellowstone In the summer of 1988, massive fires engulfed approximately 1/3 of the landscape of Yellowstone National Park.  These fires were the largest recorded fires in the history of Yellowstone.  According to Dan Whipple, It is estimated that 683,000 acres were […]

Quick and Easy Lunches – Marinated Vegetable Pasta Salad with Feta

Quick and Easy Lunches – Marinated Vegetable Pasta Salad with Feta

Today’s quick and easy lunch, Marinated Vegetable Pasta Salad with Feta, just made me simply happy:)  While it is quick and easy, it takes longer than my previous quick and easy lunch, Strawberry Spinach Salad.  This lunch requires some chopping and ideally it’s best to […]

Quick and Easy Lunches – Strawberry Spinach Salad

Quick and Easy Lunches – Strawberry Spinach Salad

Eating healthy does not have to be difficult.  Today for lunch as I opened up my fridge my first thought was, “There’s nothing to eat.”  Then I looked again and found a plethora of options.  I want to do a mini series called “Quick and […]

Joy Amidst the Storms

Joy Amidst the Storms

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma (not to mention Katia and Jose), I have been doing a lot of thinking and pondering about our day and age. With all of this destruction and chaos, how can we possibly find joy? I have […]

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders. Yum.  You guys!!!  This recipe is SO easy to make and my kids went crazy about it.  I had some shaved Parmesan Cheese leftover from Costco and wanted to make something quick but yummy for my family.  I also had some […]

Healthy Menu Plan January 2017 Week 4

Healthy Menu Plan January 2017 Week 4

My mom was in town this week and we had a lot of fun touring different retirement communities and watching my son be Aladdin in his school play.  It was a busy but fun week!  While I made a healthy menu plan for this week, […]


Finding Joy

Pruning Our Lives: The Parable of the Peach Tree

Pruning Our Lives: The Parable of the Peach Tree

Today I wanted to share a lesson I learned on the importance of pruning our lives.  I call it the parable of the peach tree.  Before we moved from California, I had a large orchard.  I loved this orchard and spent many hours tending to […]

Life Holds on After Fires in Yellowstone – Finding Beauty From Ashes

Life Holds on After Fires in Yellowstone – Finding Beauty From Ashes

The 1988 Fires in Yellowstone In the summer of 1988, massive fires engulfed approximately 1/3 of the landscape of Yellowstone National Park.  These fires were the largest recorded fires in the history of Yellowstone.  According to Dan Whipple, It is estimated that 683,000 acres were […]

Joy Amidst the Storms

Joy Amidst the Storms

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma (not to mention Katia and Jose), I have been doing a lot of thinking and pondering about our day and age. With all of this destruction and chaos, how can we possibly find joy? I have […]

Overcoming Fear with Faith

Overcoming Fear with Faith

Overcoming fear will be a lifetime struggle and challenge for most of us.  We may have fear of failure, abandonment, rejection, or fear of the unknown.  I think I struggle with the last one most of all.  Fear of the unknown.  I went on a […]

Book Review for Evarance – Rise of the Shadows

Book Review for Evarance – Rise of the Shadows

This is a book review for the new release of the book Evarance – Rise of the Shadows.  First of all, I am a little bit biased because my sister wrote the book.  That said, I LOVED this book!!!  I mean, wow.  I had no […]