Ever wondered what I make when I’m NOT baking cakes? Maybe not, LOL, but I’m going to share with you my favorite cooking and baking recipes anyway!

Even when I don’t have an order, you’ll always find me right back in my kitchen either recipe testing or making something delicious for my family to enjoy.


The first I’ll share is a family favorite: BANANA BREAD! I have tried many but this one always puts a smile on my kids (and hubby’s face!) I substitute the canola oil for coconut oil which adds a lovely flavor and I add a nice shake of cinnamon too! You can find my go-to recipe here!


This next recipe is a wonderful and hearty meal that makes you want to put on the stretchy pants, but I promise its sooo worth it! It’s Ina Garten’s Chicken Stew with Biscuits. I love making homemade biscuits, but in a pinch, I’ll grab some Pilsbury cresents or dinner rolls and bake those up with it.


As you might have read in one of my earlier blog posts about changing up our eating style and incorporating more plant-based recipes, those delicious Crispy Buffalo Tofu wraps by Jillian Harris is a big hit! My daughter Olivia absolutely loves the crispy panko crusted tofu and it’s a great way to incorporate a “meatless Monday” to your week!


Some days it totally feels like a take-out night, but I’ve been *trying* to stay away from ordering out and creating dishes that we usually like to get. Our household LOVES food with an Asian flair so it’s no wonder a recipe like Peanut Chicken Stir-Fry gets gobbled up quick. I like to play around with ingredients so sometimes I omit the peanut butter and just do a “teriyaki” style sauce with a mix of soy sauce, brown sugar, a TON of garlic and a bit of oil. Its an AMAZING marinade for just about ANYTHING! I also find that stir-fry’s are the best way to get rid of veggies that may be seeing it’s last days soon so needless to say, we eat stir-fry A LOT. LOL!


Finally, another dessert favorite in our home is an apple crumble. The crumblier, the better! I also like to shred my apples instead of cubing them so that all of the flavor just melts right into them. Pair that up with a delicious ice-cream and you just have to try and pry us away from the dish! Here’s a great recipe to try!

I hope you all take a moment to try some of these recipes! I would love to hear your recommendations as well as it’s common to get into a rut for meal ideas! Share your fave recipes in the comments below!

Thanks for reading!

xo, Izabela

Photo Credit: Pinterest, JillianHarris.com, Taste of Home, Food Network