Enrichment Time – Joy the Baker

Amanda M. Rye

My love language is giving recommendations, which is probably why Joy asked me to start writing these Sunday posts back in the summer of 2021. When she told me that this month I would be giving a top ten list of recommendations, a thrill surged through my COVID-riddled body. Oh […]

How to Cook Black Beans From Scratch

Amanda M. Rye

We love this ridiculously simple black beans recipe made in one pot on the stove. Homemade black beans are ultra-flavorful, creamy, and taste much better than canned. Tips for cooking black beans in a pressure cooker (like an Instant Pot) are in the video and recipe. Jump to the Black […]

Linzer Torte or Hazelnut Jam Tart

Amanda M. Rye

Linzer Torte or Hazelnut Jam tart makes the perfect snack for anytime. It is deliciously moreish and keeps very well. The pastry can be made and frozen so you can make it anytime! Linzer Torte is a traditional Austrian spiced pastry, a form of shortcake made from hazelnut or almond […]

Easy Sugar Cookie Icing – Cooking Classy

Amanda M. Rye

This is the easiest Sugar Cookie Icing you can make! It’s made with just a few simple ingredients including powdered sugar for sweetness, corn syrup for consistency, whole milk for creaminess and thinning, and extracts for flavor. It’s perfect for decorating your favorite sugar cookies. Easy Sugar Cookie Icing When […]

Dutch Apple Pie Recipe – I Wash You Dry

Amanda M. Rye

This delicious Dutch Apple Pie recipe is filled with a sweet and tangy apple filling then topped with a buttery crumb topping.  If you love the classic flavors of a  Homemade Apple Pie, you’re going to fall hard for this amazing dutch apple pie recipe!  This isn’t your regular apple […]

Grape Jelly Meatballs – Spend With Pennies

Amanda M. Rye

This has been one of my favorite holiday appetizers since I was a kid! Grape Jelly Meatballs may sound like a strange combination, but it’s amazing. I promise. With just 3 simple ingredients, this recipe is so easy it practically cooks itself, and there are never any leftover. Cocktail Meatballs […]