Cinnamon Buns | From Lilly’s Kitchen

My mom  and I have been talking for a while now about posting the most amazing cinnamon bun recipe to my blog (I’m a little biased… it’s my mom’s recipe).  Long awaited, and it’s here!!!

This is the first, but in no way the last, original recipe from my mom that I’ll be posting to my blog.  We are going to call her recipes “Lilly’s Kitchen”.

If you came across this post by accident, count yourself very blessed, my friend.

I’ll pass this post over to my beautiful mama now to give you this wonderful gift to you and your family… Continue reading “Cinnamon Buns | From Lilly’s Kitchen”

Wrapping up 2016 | 7 Of My Favourite Posts of the Year

In 2008 I started a blog.  I posted here and there, and a few years later not at all.  Then earlier this year, I decided to start a brand new blog, by the Lord’s leading.

See my old blog was getting 3000 views per month before I switched blogging platforms.  That was earlier this year.  It was a bit of a faith walk to decide to start over, but this is what I felt I needed to do.  So here I am, starting fresh, but having a lot more tools at my disposal with wordpress.

My second post, back in June of this year, was called Seek Him First… seeking God first is a theme I so desire to be threaded through this blog.  Not Without My Morning Coffee is a place I hope people will walk away from feeling hopeful, inspired, and most of all pointed back to Matthew 6:33 (But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you). Continue reading “Wrapping up 2016 | 7 Of My Favourite Posts of the Year”

Chicken Barley Soup|Ben’s Recipe

Do you like new soup recipes as much as I do?  I have one for you.

This is the first of many posts to come featuring one of my husband Ben’s recipes (no pressure honey!).  He doesn’t love when I brag on him too much in this regard, but this guy really does know his way around the kitchen.  This guy can cook and bake.  I’m spoiled.  I took one spoonful of this chicken barley soup, eyes closed, and savoured.  2 Bowls at lunch and we pretty much finished it off at supper time.

Delicious.  Yum.  I want more.

If you are looking for a quick ish and pretty easy recipe for chicken soup, you have to try this one featuring pearl barley.  Wherever you are in the world, whether you have snow (as we do here) or not… or if you just love soups, do yourself a favour and try this soup recipe! Continue reading “Chicken Barley Soup|Ben’s Recipe”

Oven Roasted Potato Wedges

potato-wedges-roastedLooking for a potato dish for tonight supper?  Check out this easy recipe I came up with last week!

These yummy potato wedges are so yummy.  But finding – or in this case – figuring out a good recipe for the best potato wedges has been tricky, something I’ve been working on for a couple of years.

But last week… nailed it! (I just sang that in my head)

It might be December… or summer or some other time if you come to this post from the future… regardless of it being the Christmas season (or what have you), we all still lead somewhat regular lives with music lessons, mid week church services, Christmas shopping… I mean, we still need side dishes, right?  I like to mix it up with lots of different potato side dishes… but this one is going to be a favourite.  My almost two year old ate several of these.

So, here’s the recipe you- really have to try it, if I do say so myself, it’s a great side dish to mix up your recipe rotation (I don’t have this, but some people do)… Continue reading “Oven Roasted Potato Wedges”

The Day I Used My Kitchen Aid All Day Long | Cinnamon Bun Teaser

Disclaimer: there are no recipes in this post, just a lot of teasers.

Last week I set a new record for myself of kitchen aid use.  First, a double batch of sugar cookies (which will be mostly frozen for Christmas), then a double batch of pizza dough to make stromboli (you have to try Lauren’s Latest fail proof pizza dough recipe) followed up by what is usually a white chocolate raspberry cheesecake, but this time we used a variety of berries.

And then I whipped up a triple batch of caesar salad dressing (although I did this in a regular mixing bowl)… in addition to feeling like I was cooking/baking ALL day (yes, this was all in one day), I felt like I was doing dishes ALL DAY.  I guess I sort of was… Continue reading “The Day I Used My Kitchen Aid All Day Long | Cinnamon Bun Teaser”

Blueberry Pear Smoothie

We make this smoothie several times a week – some weeks almost everyday… it’s a great way to get your… self (you thought I was going to say kids didn’t you?) to get fruit in every morning!  And for the kids too…

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This recipe makes 2 regular size servings, but usually I pour it into 3 kid size cups, one for me, one for each of the kids.  It’s our favourite, mild and tasty flavour.  My son won’t eat a smoothie now unless it’s purple… trying to tell a three year old that it’s blueberries is useless since he doesn’t actually eat blueberries.  Normally.  Thank you smoothie! Continue reading “Blueberry Pear Smoothie”

Guacamole|Nothing But Fresh Ingredients

I love guacamole – actually I love Central America, mostly Guatemala – I have been there 9 or 10 times… I lost track.  I’m itching to go back, but not for the food, for the people there and the children’s home I was a part of starting.  Soon I hope!

More about that another time.  Back to why you’re here.

This recipe is inspired by guacamole I had at my sister Debbie’s Continue reading “Guacamole|Nothing But Fresh Ingredients”