nancycmuffinWelcome and thanks so much for taking the time to visit this blog!

You’ll find a variety of recipes here, from comfort food classics to healthy smoothies and salads. I enjoy trying and creating new recipes and just about everything you’ll find here is easy to make.

Every so often, I share some DIY projects, decorating ideas, and gardening tips. I also post about things that I find encouraging and inspiring…Scripture, great quotes, books, and music. I hope you’ll find some recipes, tips, and other ideas here that are helpful and inspiring to you, too!

Enjoy your visit, leave a comment if you’d like, and come back often!


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  1. Nancy, thanks for stopping by my site. I just love your blog and am following you now with Google Friend Connect. Thanks for sharing all the yummies with us.


    • Thanks for stopping by my blog! I lived in KC in the late 80’s to early 90’s before I moved to work for DaySpring. I used to shop at several different KC Christian bookstores when I lived up there. Nice to hear from you, Emily! :)

  2. I couldn’t seem to comment on your post about autumn wreaths or pumpkin recipes. I made your Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread this weekend and it was absolutely gorgeous! I have been searching for a recipe like this for many years after tasting something similar made by an American friend of my mum’s, she had a cinnamon glaze on hers too, which I think really makes it. So, thankyou so much! Your blog is wonderful and I am now following you. Have a great week. Love Linda x

  3. Hi Nancy! Just wanted to drop a note to say I recently found your blog and have made three of your different banana breads in the past month (using up old bananas and leftover ingredients from the holidays). I love your recipes and the sort of no-fuss elegance to your recipes with pretty basic ingredients, but gourmet results! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Hey Nancy – I’m English so we do all our measuring in grams/ounces etc, I was wondering whether there’s a certain size of ‘cup’ you use?! (My scales are also broken so would be useful to use cups to measure anyway!) Last time I tried it all went horribly wrong!! Thanks, Zoe x

    • Jarrod, it’s good to hear from you! :) I’m still at DS, but I’m enjoying blogging a lot, too! Maybe you will find some recipes you like! :) Hope you and your family are doing well!

  5. Hi Nancy,
    A friend of mine shared your Lemon-Zucchini Loaf with Lemon Glaze with me and it looks delicious! She said it was yummy, I can’t wait to try it today because I have an abundant supply of zucchini from my garden (my 8 zucchini plants yielded so far to-date since April – 45!). I’m so happy I have another receipe for zucchini bread! Thank you for your wonderful blog…I can’t wait to explore it – cuz I saw banana bread (my all time fav!)
    Thank you,

    • Hi Joanne,
      If you look at my left sidebar, scroll down a little and you’ll see where you can subscribe to my blog by email, or you can follow via Facebook or Twitter. Thanks! :)

  6. Congrats on your Inspiring Blog Award! I found you through Angela at Veggie Vinyasa and thought I would pop on by to check out what you are up to! LOVE your blog. Have been drooling over your delicious recipes. Can’t wait to give them a go :) Thanks for sharing!

    • Thanks, Teresa–that’s so nice of you to say! I’ve seen a lot of great recipes on your site–I’m sure I will be making many of them! :)

  7. I found your site through Pinterest! I just love your lemon Zuchinni loaf.. I make it all the time, and I actually just made it tonight for a neighbour who just had a baby! Thanks for sharing :)

  8. I’ve recently switched my food blog over to be self-hosted which I hope will make it more user-friendly in the future. As a result, if you were following Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen via email, WordPress, or using RSS feeds through Google Reader or some other way, you are no longer subscribed. If you wish to continue receiving future posts from my blog you will need to re-subscribe. Sorry for the inconvenience, Teresa.

    • Hi Teresa, I’ve been thinking about doing that myself! Please let me know how you like self-hosting, and what you think the pros and cons are–that would be very helpful to know! I will check out your new site–thanks for letting me know! :)

  9. I just discovered your blog and already love it! The photographs are beautiful, and each recipe looks delicious! I know that I’ll be trying out some of your recipes :D

  10. Hi Nancy,

    I just found your blog and got lost looking at all the wonderful treats you’ve made. I can’t wait to try some of them. Also, I like all of your cook book references. I don’t typically use them since there are so many and I often don’t know where to start but I found your blog helpful. Thanks so much.

  11. I cannot appreciate more for your chocolate chip banana bread recipe.. I stumbled upon it on google and it’s seriously THE BEST. I make it for EVERYONE and noone have said they don’t like it. THANKS AGAIN! XOXO LYDIA

  12. I just discovered your blog Nancy, and I love your posts and ideas they are unique and capture your creative passions and of course the photography is beautiful. Will definitely be keeping up with your work!

    • Thanks so much, Maulshri, for nominating me! I don’t think I will be able to participate because of other things I have committed to, but I really appreciate your nomination!

  13. Hi Nancy, I found your blog through Kloe’s blog. I liked the quote she got from your post about worry. I have enjoyed looking at your site, and am excited to follow you as we have several interests in common.

  14. Hi! I love reading your blog so much that I nominated you for the Liebster Award! You are such a talented photographer and everything you make makes me drool – especially the dark chocolate cranberry blondies and toffee scones! See my newest post for the details – you have to answer 11 questions about yourself so readers can get to know you better, then nominate 11 other bloggers. :) Thanks for putting together such awesome posts and I hope you have a wonderful week!


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