Lauren Hardy

Lauren Hardy is a writer, editor and self-taught, experimental foodie. By the time she was 6 years old, she had the Toll House Inn chocolate chip cookie recipe memorized and baked a variety of batches for her family each week. Her passion for cooking flourished during her college years. In addition to her writing aspirations, she hopes to own a bakery someday. You can follow her latest musings on her blog, "Making Life Sweet," at laurenhardy.com, where she blogs weekly about inspiration, food and faith.

Harvest Applesauce

Harvest Applesauce

With a cooking time clocking it at 10 hours, this applesauce is a true test of patience, but while you wait to taste it, your kitchen will be filled with autumnal aromas.

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Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread

A sweet, simple lemon glaze adds a citrusy kick to spiced zucchini bread.

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Pumpkin Oatmeal

Pumpkin Oatmeal

This baked oatmeal is the perfect comforting breakfast for crisp autumn mornings.

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Make Ahead Cinnamon Rolls

Make Ahead Cinnamon Rolls

These cinnamon rolls can be prepped the nigh before, so you can enjoy a home-baked breakfast even if you’re not a morning person.

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Simple Maple Flax Granola

Simple Maple Flax Granola

You can eat it plain, use it in baked desserts (like fruit crisps), or sprinkle it over yogurt, ice cream, pancakes, breads or even salads.

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